I should have called this the
"One Year Dollar Store Mosaic Flamingo Project"...
it literally took a year to finish it!
I had grabbed a couple of these pink plastic flamingos while at Dollar Tree
one day thinking I would paint them in a crazy design but they got put on a shelf
and I kind of forgot about them.
When I was working on a Mosaic Surfboard I spotted one of them
on my shelf and decided to make a mosaic flamingo too.
He started out something like this.
I roughed up the surface with sandpaper and used regular tile adhesive to
attach the pink stained glass tile and set aside to dry.
Since I was making him for myself, he got put on the back burner
and I never applied the grout.
Fast forward to about a year later and I was grouting these mosaic
bones for my dog beds and saw the flamingo in the corner and decided
to finally grout and finish him as well.
He came with black wire legs that stick into the body. When I was
grouting, I stuck a little nail in the holes so I would know where they were.
They are hard to see in the pic.
Now that it's heaver with the glass and grout, I had to do
some finagling to get him to stand straight.
If I do another one, I'll reinforce by using thicker wire for the legs.
I used little black beads for the eyes
And there you have it...the One Year Project.
Feels good to cross something off the list!
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