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  • KanPo Studios commented on KanPo Studios's instructable Designing Your Mosaic Floor9 days ago
    Designing Your Mosaic Floor

    Hi Ssteele3.Everything you see in the instructable was bought at the local hardware store. If you're from the USA, the tiles in the graphics are from Home Depot in particularly the design that depicts the three different shades in one tile. I needed a tile with such a theme to "describe" a single day: night - twilight and daytime. Save alot of money using one tile with three different colors. It's a huge tile. It measures 22" by 22". Thanks for the inquiry.

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  • KanPo Studios commented on KanPo Studios's instructable Designing Your Mosaic Floor7 months ago
    Designing Your Mosaic Floor

    Hi Alex. Happy Holidays .Yes you can. Absolutely! Make sure your foundation or subfloor are rock solid. On one of the slides you notice I made surgery on the table and metal chair so I could be "closer" to the floor. You can design everything and attach the tiles to the grids and then slap everything down on the floor. Let me know how it comes out. Thanks.

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  • Dining Table Top From Hardwood Flooring

    Wow Tapuck 14 !I never thought of using flooring planks for tables. This opens up new possibilities in crafting.I have refurbish old doors into tables. Your project is so cool.

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  • KanPo Studios commented on KanPo Studios's instructable Designing Your Mosaic Floor2 years ago
    Designing Your Mosaic Floor

    Thanks Mary. Wow. Never thought I would here anyone say they owned one of those cast-iron bulldogs. I got mine from New Jersey in the early'70s. I enjoy picking it up just to sense the weight of it. It's the first thing friends talk about when entering the Alexandria library. Always on guard by the door. Im in the early phase of designing another mosaic . This time its going to be a wall mosaic in the terrace. Its design around the famous phrase Tyrion Lannister said to Missandei and Greyworm, "The Imp's Delight" in reference to the fine taste and enjoyment of wine among your close friends.Thanks alot for the comment.

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  • KanPo Studios commented on Dvda2108's instructable Star Wars Hallway2 years ago
    Star Wars Hallway

    Syperb craftsmanship Dudaz !Congrats to you and your team.We at Kanpo Studios in PR do similar work in private homes.Being a Star Trek fan and having a small hallway connecting three rooms, you guys have giving me ideas to do something similar. Will love to see more stuff from you guys. Thanks.

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  • KanPo Studios commented on KanPo Studios's instructable Designing Your Mosaic Floor2 years ago
    Designing Your Mosaic Floor

    Send me some pics Ashishg when your done with it.Or better yet, make an instructables for us. Thanks for your comment.

    Thank you Jdserrano.I'm a architectural designer by training. A lot of drawing took place behind the scene. This is the third mosaic design in our home. The first one is the guest's room bathroom. I have a huge 5 foot white heron flying away as you open the door. The heron has a double message behind its design. When growing in New Jersey, my brother and I would watch every afternoon from school the japanese anime, G Force. It was a huge sucess in USA in the 70's. I made the heron to look like firebird phoenix you see when their plane metamorph into the mistical bird. I use colored pebbles to represent the vehicles of Jason, Mark, the princess and others. We are extremely aficionado of Sci Fi and Fantasy. Our designs reflect a lot of that.On the mosaic floor, there's hidden messages tha...

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    Thank you Jdserrano.I'm a architectural designer by training. A lot of drawing took place behind the scene. This is the third mosaic design in our home. The first one is the guest's room bathroom. I have a huge 5 foot white heron flying away as you open the door. The heron has a double message behind its design. When growing in New Jersey, my brother and I would watch every afternoon from school the japanese anime, G Force. It was a huge sucess in USA in the 70's. I made the heron to look like firebird phoenix you see when their plane metamorph into the mistical bird. I use colored pebbles to represent the vehicles of Jason, Mark, the princess and others. We are extremely aficionado of Sci Fi and Fantasy. Our designs reflect a lot of that.On the mosaic floor, there's hidden messages that only my wife and I know their meaning. It's like the hieroglyphs of ancient Egypt: you can read the walls drawing by drawing BUT have no idea their true meaning behind them. 'till this moment we haven't crystalized the floor yet. I'm having thoughts about it. Like you said Jdserrano, I like the sensation under your feet under it when walked upon.You guys can view the YouTube videos for the musical background and a small video at the end : type "bastones boricuas", then click my name, Ray Maldonado, and you'll see all our videos there up to this point.I haven't uploaded anything lately to instructables because I'm waiting for our brand new toy , a Dell laptop. Hah ! Thanks for your time and attention to arts and crafts everywhere. Instructables Forever ! ! !

    Yes we do. On this mosaic, its done on the sides and bottom. Since the riles on the wall represent the Chilean Andes mountains, there was no need to grout the tip.For our terrace which you see toward the end of the insstructable where you see all the mess. Those walls there will be mosaic designs. The first design for the left wall will be a theme on the fine art of drinking wine among good friends. The right side wall we have to idea yet. Hah. Let's see what happen. Thanks for your comment.

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  • KanPo Studios commented on KanPo Studios's instructable Designing Your Mosaic Floor2 years ago
    Designing Your Mosaic Floor

    Hi Doris :Go to your local hardware store or the big guys at the mall and get a steel brush. That's the brushes that our grandparents used to scrub their floors. They are about 8-10 inches long by 4 inches wide. Wait for the grout to be dried by 24-48 hours after the pouring. Carefully and consciously buy cement acid cleaner from the big boys at the mall. Use heavy duty gloves to apply. You could use a spray nozzle or apply it directly to the floor, or in your case, the mosaic panel. As soon as you start brushing, you'll see a super fine liquidy mud. This is exactly what you want to see. With a wet or damp cloth wipe it clean. You'll remember me every time you clean a panel from henceforth. Hah !Please, send me a photo. Right now I'm working on a 6x4 feet mosaic wall mural on our terrac...

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    Hi Doris :Go to your local hardware store or the big guys at the mall and get a steel brush. That's the brushes that our grandparents used to scrub their floors. They are about 8-10 inches long by 4 inches wide. Wait for the grout to be dried by 24-48 hours after the pouring. Carefully and consciously buy cement acid cleaner from the big boys at the mall. Use heavy duty gloves to apply. You could use a spray nozzle or apply it directly to the floor, or in your case, the mosaic panel. As soon as you start brushing, you'll see a super fine liquidy mud. This is exactly what you want to see. With a wet or damp cloth wipe it clean. You'll remember me every time you clean a panel from henceforth. Hah !Please, send me a photo. Right now I'm working on a 6x4 feet mosaic wall mural on our terrace. The theme : The pouring of fine wine with good friends. Hopefully, it will be an instructable. See ya !

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  • KanPo Studios commented on KanPo Studios's instructable Designing Your Mosaic Floor2 years ago
    Designing Your Mosaic Floor

    Thank you Helena. Took about about 4 months to do on the weekends.My wife said she wouldnt touch it. She was afraid she would ruin it. Hah !

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  • KanPo Studios commented on KanPo Studios's instructable Designing Your Mosaic Floor3 years ago
    Designing Your Mosaic Floor

    Thank you Dave. I'm glad you enjoy it.

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