I just wanted to let you know about my memory mosaic.
It came about from a small commission for a wedding. My client wanted a mosaic and some flowers and the date to remember and mark the special day of her daughter's wedding.
So this got me thinking that firstly I could make a memory mosaic to mark ANY special day - birthdays, anniversaries, all sorts of occasions, as well as weddings; and secondly, how about making the flowers completely bespoke?!
So for a wedding, the bride's bouquet, and for other anniversaries, maybe a favourite flower or group of flowers. I thought I would give the option of date at the bottom or not, make it suitable for outdoors and in, and keep it to an affordable price so that a group could club together for it, or as an individual's personal gift.
With all these thoughts in mind, a list of all the flowers in the bride's bouquet and a photo of one similar I got to work, feeling very excited!
I used 30cm x 20cm exterior plywood and measured out the sizing and spacing on it. Then with my list of flowers and Google images I got started! It is really important to me to make the flowers look as realistic as possible!
|Lysianthus and delphiniums to start with - this is where my broad selection of carefully collected tiles come into their own!|
|Next came the three lilac roses, fronds of veronica, and the very tricky white freesias!|
|Finally, for the bouquet, some stems and matching ribbons.|
|A muted background of pale yellow in the thinner tiles, so as not to detract from the flowers and the date, and now I am ready for grouting! A mushroom brown is the best tint to bring all the colours out.|
|And here it is, finished - phew! What do you think?!|
|the colours of the different flowers are vibrant..|
|and the numbers clear!|
More details for my memory mosaics are here - http://folksy.com/items/5417051-Memory-mosaic-celebrate-a-special-occasion-in-a-special-way-
Do leave me a comment - my heart and soul went into this!!