Monday, March 20, 2006

In Box


Yesterday was a beautiful sunny afternoon and John was home. It seems I spend more time cleaning my studio than actually working in it, because so much dirt and dust get in through the garage doors. He showed me how to use his Rotozip tool and I’m intrigued by the possibilities. It’s a like a jigsaw/dremel.

For Christmas Santa brought Elia a long wall mirror which I promptly broke. I had to replace it but it only cost me $13. But then I had a 14”x48” broken mirror in my shop cluttering up the place. I broke out my stained glass tools and cut up mirror to glue to a cheap wood tray.

After the special School board meeting tonight, and after I put the girls to bed, I intend to grout the tray. (The road to hell is paved with good intentions.) When that’s dry, I’ll wash it all off and glue micro glitter (www.artglitter.com) to cover all the grout lines. Not that grout’s bad, but that glitter’s better. I’ve tried, in the past, to mix glitter in with grout but it doesn’t work very well because the grout hazes the glitter so it doesn’t shine. I might try to sprinkle glitter on as the grout dries. The last step will be to seal the grout.

Ingredients required:

Mirror

Tray

Glass cutter

Pens for marking glass to cut it to shape

White glue

Wood cutting mat

Safety goggles!

Grout

Glitter

Sealer

1 comment:

  1. Momma5:14 PM

    I can hardly wait to see the finished product! I still say it would make a better out box than in box because an in box is always filled with incoming things to do, and the out box is always empty!

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