My Sacred Heart commission is complete! I delivered the font and side panels today, and they all seemed to go down well! I put heart and soul into my work, so it is always great to hear good things!
Let me talk you through the making of the font!
|1. The fibreglass mould of the font - a little bit rough and uneven so lots of filing down to do! Hope I wont get too high on the fumes!|
|2The Icythus design - has to be a friendly fish!|
|3. Using my fabulous find of metallica tiles to mosaic the fish - difficult to see here, but the tile is a lovely mix of gold and silver.|
|4. Starting the mosaic of the base - light in the middle, getting darker towards the edges, flowing water design.|
|5. Starting to get a feel of what the finished font might look like - love these colours!|
|6. Finished cutting and snipping the base design - happy with that!|
|7. Now the sides - four colours, repeated on the opposite panel.|
|8. I had to put the font mould at an angle to get the tiles to stick properly!|
|9. One more side of the octagon to go!|
|10. The last bit of cutting now for the edge - the pieces have to be the same size and sit as flat as possible on a very bumpy surface - I like a challenge!|
|11. Now the grouting, which brings its all together - and cuts fingers to shreds!|
|12. Sealing the font with a special spray.|
|13. Ta dah!|
|13. Monsignor Bernard trying the font for size!|
I will get some proper photos taken of the panels and font in situ, once the refurbishment of the church has been finished, and write a final post on it.
Many thanks for following me on this special mosaic journey. If I can ever make anything for you in the future, do get in touch via my website - www.justmosaics.co.uk