Excited to be done with this project, which is replacing the first ball I made (http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/971071/) in the garden. The base for this one was a 12" papercrete sphere; I think the porportions fit the strawberry pot base a lot better.
Finished grouting my mosaic mushroom - I made the substrate with a mix of mulched paper and cement. Then I mosaiced the underside first, with tiles made from recycled dinner plates. Grouted that in grey. Then for the top - the red was sourced by broken coffee mugs and the white, tiles from a friend- left over from a bathroom reno. Grouted also in grey. I hope you like it! It has been quite a journey!
Thanks for posting your pics..I just found this thread and Ive been trying to find somebody to give me some info on types of grout and glue to make the gazing balls..I bought a bowling ball and saw a mirror gazing ball which I loved..any thoughts on grout and glue?...after that it will be trying to cut and craft the pattern...thanks...
I used quick-set mortar and regular cement-based for mine, but I've read other threads where they used glue and grout. There are lots of threads on DG about bowling ball gazing balls. If you do a search you'll probably get a ton of hits!