Step 1: Materials
7 lbs. of fine cement mix
2 cups of water
12 inch round or hex shaped plastic mold
1 lb. Multi colored bits of glass or Mosaic pieces
White Mosaic pieces (enough to make the dragonfly)
An old wooden spoon (you don't want to reuse)
A cut out pattern to fit inside the frame
An old bucket
A Sturdy Board larger than your mold
An old Toothbrush
A Flathead Screwdriver
Step 2: Pattern Piece
Step 3: Mix Medium
Pour all of the wet mixture into the mold. Use the back of the spoon to smooth the mixture out as much as possible then lift the board and slap or bounce it on your workspace many times to release air bubbles.
Begin setting Mosaic or Glass pieces on top around the edges of the pattern and gently press them into the mixture until they are level with it.
If you press a piece in too far, lift it out and wiggle the mold to smooth the area then try again. Dont be concerned if the wet mixture gets on the Mosaic pieces or pattern we will clean it up later on.
Work the rest of your Mosaic pieces in place from the center outward. Leave space between the Mosaic pieces and the outer edge.
Lay a paper towel on top and allow it to absorb excess water.
Step 5: Remove Pattern Piece
Step 6: Fill in Your Pattern
Step 7: Dry and Clean
Allow the stone to sit for another 24 hours.
Step 8: Remove the Stone From the Mold
Wash it well with dish soap and water and wipe it surface dry.
Step 10: Dry and Cure
Polish it up with windex and a soft cloth and your stone is ready for use.
Note: Keeping a damp cloth over the stone for two days while it cures will make it stronger.