How much adhesive does it take to mosaic a 4' X 2.5' area?
Precisely one small bucket. Imagine.
That felt as good as running out of bobbin thread AFTER sewing the long borders on a quilt.
The weather finally co-operated today and I managed to get the last bit of piecing on the mosaic. It's really BIG. I still have quite a few pieces of dish and tile left, but I think they'll go on to a new home now, perhaps in the bottom of plant pots, or even to the (gasp!) dump.
It's been rainy and cold here the last couple of days - even when it wasn't outright raining, it was still very humid. I wanted to have the sun on this honey for a little while before I got working on it as the adhesive will work much better if it remains dry.
The photo below is of the mosaic from the top of the steps, looking down. Now imagine me with a bucket of damp laundry, and we have the complete picture...I am really looking forward to getting easy access to my clothesline back. The one thing I didn't think about in this whole endeavour was how long I'd not be able to get at hanging the laundry out. Sigh.
I can't grout it until Monday, as it needs 72 hours for the adhesive to cure. So, I'll cover it up with plastic for a couple more days to protect it from dew and rain.
The grout is dark grey/blue, so it'll be interesting how that works with the different colours of tile. I have a hunch that the blue tile will almost disappear.