My latest mosaic piece... a big, giant octopus.
He's actually a little over 4 feet wide but very lightweight.
He got in my head and I just had to make him.
I got on a octopus kick after I added this octopus Christmas stocking
to my other sea life stockings.
I've painted octopuses before
like this octopus painting on canvas...
I paired him with a coordinating sea coral painting.
And here was a cute octopus I painted on a glass bottle,
they fascinate me.
I drew my design and cut out of plywood.
I worked on him off and on over a few weeks while working
on other orders.
I was stumped on what to use for the suckers or suction
cups then spotted these mother of pearl round beads
at the craft store and knew they would be great.
I love how they look.
Here's how they look after they were grouted.
I bought two different sizes of them and cut some of them in half
I used a beautiful blue/green stained glass with a darker
blue for accent on the arms and dark gray grout.
All those arms and edges were definitely a challenge to mosaic and grout!
I do love how he turned out. He's in my Etsy Shop if you want
to know more info about him.
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