March 26, 2013This IS Your Granny’s Crafting! Mosaic By Number Edition
by Betty Crafter
This week I decided to break into this mosaic by number kit that I’ve had laying around the shop that hasn’t been getting any attention.
This kit contained the items to make the Taurus, Cancer, and Virgo zodiac wall hanging. I just so happen to be a Cancer, so, yay! By the way, how awesome is that Adam and Eve one??
The kit contained the wall hanging and all the supplies and tools needed to complete it.
I did however, elect to use some Alene’s Tacky Glue over the ancient, dried up glue included in the kit.
Now that I had everything laid out, it was time for me to get to work!
The first step was gluing gold braid around the outlines.
Let me take this moment to say; gold braid, I hate you. I hate you with the fire of a thousand August suns. I hate you more than I hate cleaning out the litterbox, going to the DMV, or having my ladyparts doctor visit. I detest you like I detest cilantro. I think you get the idea. It would NOT stay in the positions I needed it to! When I got to this part I tore at my hair and cursed the sky:
I quickly made the decision that the crab’s legs did NOT in fact, need the gold braid.
After that it was pretty much smooth sailing – just laying down glue and covering it with glass or stones as directed in the chart. In the end I had this:
It’s not too bad, especially considering the fits I had with that blasted gold braid. The parts where I didn’t use it for the crab didn’t turn out bad at all:
So, success? I guess, sort of. It will do.