Introduction: How to Make a Mosaic for Beginners

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Introduction: These instructions will guide beginners through the process of making a mosaic. These instructions assume that you have some art abilities, such as gluing. There are a few steps that need to be taken before beginning to create your mosaic.

What You’ll Need:

· Sheet of wood

· Colored glass

· Tile adhesive

· Pencil

· Paper

· Marker

· Hammer

· Mosaic tile craft grout

· Sponge

· Grout float

· Paper towel

· White vinegar

· Spray bottle

· Gloves

· Painters tape

Step 1: Start by Sketching a Design Onto a Piece of Paper

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Step 2: Using a Marker, Transfer Your Design Onto the Wood

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Step 3: Take Your Tile and Wrap It in a Cloth. Using a Hammer, Break the Tile.

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(Note: It’s important to wrap your tiles in a cloth or wear safety goggles to protect your eyes)

Step 4: Gather Your Broken Tiles Into Color Categories

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Step 5: Glue Each Piece Individually

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Note: Make sure the pieces are fairly close together so your grout lines look neat in the end

Hint: Using two different colors in one color, gives it a lot of dimension

Step 6: Let Glue Sit for 24 Hours

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Step 7: Spread the Grout Using a Grout Float; Press Very Hard to Get in Between All Cracks and Crevices

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Allow the grout to set for 20 minutes

Note: Don’t hide or completely cover any pieces

Hint: Cover the sides of the wood with painters tape to prevent grout stains

Step 8: Using a Sponge and Water, Lightly Wipe Off Excess Grout. Let Sit for 24 Hours

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Step 9: Spray White Vinegar to Get Grout Dust Off Using a Paper Towel or Cloth

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Step 10: You Now Have a Beautiful Mosaic !

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Comments

linda.graff.775 (author)2015-02-24

I don't mean laminate, I mean plexiglass!

I don't see why not, the tile adhesive is very strong. The only problem I see happening is when it comes to the grouting process

linda.graff.775 (author)2015-02-24

Can you do all of this on a piece of laminate so it can hang in a window?

amberrayh (author)2015-02-17

This is a cool project! Did you use the grout on your piece? I didn't see a picture of it. I hope you post more projects in the future!

klopez_11 (author)amberrayh2015-02-17

Sorry, I just updated the project and you are now able to see the grouting process. It's a lot of fun you should definitely check it out !

amberrayh (author)klopez_112015-02-18

Thanks. Wow! It looks so good w/the grout!

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