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Mosaic Gazing Ball

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Category Gardening
Type Home Decor
Style Mod, Whimsical, Ethnic, Funky, Cute
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What materials did you use? I created this gazing ball for my mother for her birthday. she loves to garden and she does is regularly. I thought she might like to decorate it as well. I purchased a large styrofoam ball at a craft store and covered it with plaster casting strips, about 2-3 layers, letting it dry thoroughly between layers. I then used various types of glass, including: Mirror, crash glass, recycled glass, beads, pearls, shells, van gogh, iridescents, etc. It was then grouted and sealed. I hope you enjoy it. It was my first 3-D type piece I've done and I had lots of fun with it.

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What are you most proud of? How well it turned out being my first 3-D project. Now I know I could handle making a larger scale object.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Take your time, and have fun! It will all come together in the end. Trust me!

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Did you start with a bowling bowl? I've made a few with bowling balls but never anything so intricate - very nice.

11/09/2012 Flag