Friday, May 8, 2009

"Downstream" - SOLD

6" by 7" - Smalti, kyanite
I've been doing a lot of mosaics with red in them lately, so thought I should get out of the red rut. Also thought it was time to try some "flow-ier" andamento. Sadly, the kyanite stone and slivers didn't really end up adding much to this piece.
I've had a few questions as to my substrate and finishing. I use either 1/2" plywood (birch) or MDF as my substrate for these mosaics. After scoring the mosaic side and sealing all sides, I paint the backs and sides a flat black. This gets masked off before mosaicking, so I get a clean edge. Before shipping, I attach a baby sawtooth hanger to the back.

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