How to Make a Mosaic for Beginners

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Introduction: How to Make a Mosaic for Beginners

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

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

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

(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

Step 5: Glue Each Piece Individually

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

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

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

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

Step 10: You Now Have a Beautiful Mosaic !

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    11 Discussions

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    Langlaise06
    Langlaise06

    Question 1 year ago on Step 3

    I’m new to this, where can one buy these tiles from in the uk? Many thanks.

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    tommiejthomas637
    tommiejthomas637

    Answer 6 months ago

    I'm new also. But the "tiles" are pieces of china dishes or any pretty glass, china or pottery. Whatever breaks that makes us sad. Hope this helps. I'm making a very large Mosiac on my first try. wish me luck!!

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    steveastrouk
    steveastrouk

    Answer 2 years ago

    The material that fills the gaps BETWEEN pieces of tile.

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    LaurieB76
    LaurieB76

    Question 2 years ago on Step 7

    What can be used to spread grout instead of a grout float

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    klopez_11
    klopez_11

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    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

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    amberrayh
    amberrayh

    5 years ago on Introduction

    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!

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    klopez_11
    klopez_11

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    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 !

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    amberrayh
    amberrayh

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

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