Clada wanted to
practice her newly learned mosaic skills, so she
designed and is installing a mosaic on the INSIDE of
conditioning compressor screen
wall. Yes, she knows most people will never
see it, but it was a great place to hone her skills
and learn to use the hammer and
hardee on travertine. She plans to mosaic the
outside of the wall once the inside is done.
Clada uses a hammer and
hardee to make travertine tesserae. Chip uses a tile
saw to cut rods from scrap or leftover travertine tile.
Clada then cut thick glass in half and
applied it to the wall. Most of the mosaic is
installed using the direct method of application.
the vines and leaves were completed, she filled in the
a lighter Mexican travertine to contrast with the Turkish
wall is visible from the upstairs patio, as well as the
made the frogs using the indirect method.
are made of stain glass tesserae installed on Wedi board
that Chip cut to fit a pattern.
is what the first wall looks like before grouting.
This is how the wall looks after grouting. Clada calls
it "Salt River Part 1".
are what the frogs look like close up when they are
leaves are glass, travertine and granite.
the first wall looks like from the upper patio.
had so much rain that Clada made the glass frogs before she
even started on the second wall mosaic.
Since there is a size difference
between the glass and stone, Chip cut a backer for the
shows the stages of the mosaic, before the frogs and
background are installed.
grouted while Chip was the grout mixer and "sponge wringer".
interior of the air conditioning screen wall finally
done. It was fun to do.
has started another mosaic on the other side of the
It's coming along VERY slowly since Clada is working on
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