I want to make a mosaic mailbox. I need simple, but thorough instructions. Can anyone help me?

I would like specifics--type of mailbox, brand names of grout, etc. Assume I know NOTHING about mosaic! Thanks!

Asked by 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago



Help! I want to mosaic a pair of shoes! Specifically, how can I stiffen them so that I may apply tiles and grout?

How can you stiffen shoes to use them as a surface for applying mosaic tiles and grout??? Plan to use the finished project in my sunroom or enclosed porch as a decorative item. I would like to use an old pair of ladies high heel pumps...please share any ideas. Thanks,

Asked by AlwaysAllTheTimeCrafting 9 years ago | last reply 2 years ago


What kind of glue would you use to bond glass or glazed ceramic to a wood wall for a mosaic?

I'm planning to fancy up my screen house with my daughter for our summer project. I need a good glue that will bond fast for a mosaic. Thanks!

Asked by jtp139 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago


Aryana - Intro

Hello everyone.I am new here on instructables. I am mosaic and ceramic tile artist, and will post more on those arts later. Ok, now I put up my first one & I really want some critical feedback. It is Designing a Mosaic For my next instructables, I want to do more intricate proceedures- so I need to know if my process images/notes are good - or do they need work?

Posted by aryana 11 years ago | last reply 11 years ago


mosaic garden tiles with a sheep or a dachshund shape?

I would like to make mosaic garden tiles with a sheep or a dachshund shape. Anyone have good tips?

Asked by Lizzie Chi 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago


Outside mosaic questions: What is the strongest/best adhesive for outside mosaics ?

Hi , I want to do some outside mosaics on different materials : cement, wood and bowling balls. Much of what I would like to use in my mosaics is glass. Is there antway to permanently affix glass"pebbles" to a bowling ball ? What is the best grout to use? Many thanks to anyone who can help.

Asked by Silversharrar 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago


How do i mosaic an artwork I like onto a table top?

Asked by Beth Shirley 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago


Simpsons Mosaic Table

This homemade mosaic table take Simpsons characters and takes it in a very unofficial direction. Milhouse drinking wine and Lisa getting ready to chug Duff while both Moe and Burns malevolently look on? Excellent.Craftster via Craft

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago


How should I make a level, mosaic table?

I'm thinking about making a mosaic table from broken ceramic lamps. If I want to fill in the empty space to create a level surface, what should I use? And how long does it take to harden?

Asked by 9 years ago | last reply 6 years ago


How do I create a mosaic?

So I am trying to do a mosaic on both my wall and ceiling. My wall is wood paneling. My ceiling is tiled but its not ceramic, linoleum, glass, etc tile. I'm not exactly sure what it is! The closest thing I can compare it to is bulletin board material. Anyway, I am new to mosaics and tiling. How would I go about doing this? Can I apply the mosaic pieces directly to the wall/ceiling? What materials should I use as the actual mosaic pieces? What adhesive should I use? What do I use as grout? Also is there a special sealant I need to use for the tiles? Any other tips would be great, too. :)

Asked by laurashibey 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago



How can I make a mirrored mosaic outside without the mirror clouding?

I'm making gate post finials to look like disco balls (they won't revolve though, mores the pity ;-)   Is it possible to use mirrored glass outside without the silver backing clouding up and disintegrating?  I could use polished steel mosaics but I can't find any in the UK. Many thanks guys! Michelle

Asked by flymissy 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago


Magic The gathering Mosaic!!

For those people that arent familar with magic cards they are collecter as well as playing cards that you can collect and what i intend to make a mosaic out of the art from these cards. the idea is a 29 by 47 tile mosaic (of a face) which will probably be rather big, the tiles will be approx 2 1/16 inches (5.24 cm) by 1 9/16 inches (3.97 cm)  so that will make the whole art work about 1.52m by 1.87m. so there will be the tiles all creating this picture and then i want to put a clear plastic sheet over the top (havent decided if i want it pivoted at the top of to have it completely stuck down but it is not really the problem). I would like to know of suitable methods for glueing each of the tiles as well as what to glue them too as well as bracing of the art to keep it straight and flat and all that, be it made of wood or anything nothing is a problem metal to some extent but yeah any ideas because what i have so far is the tiles ready to be cut and no way to stick them and no idea what to stick them too. any help would be appreciated and thank you in advance :)

Posted by Wozzaman 8 years ago | last reply 6 years ago


I would love some help for a groovy logo for Etsy?

I have plenty of graphics of my own that I would like to use I just can't get a hip look!

Asked by 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago


TILES?

How do I get  real tiles/mosaics to stick onto aluminium cans? 

Asked by xray_eyez 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago


Mosaics and Lead lighting.

Hi all. I am  a new member with tons of creativity inside me. I create stuff from other peoples junk. For many years I have wanted to turn my hand at Mosaics and Lead Lighting. I want to create a beach scene in Mosaic of Shoalwater Bay/ Penquin Island which is near Rockingham, Western Australia. I already have painted a 16 foot by 7 mural of this idyllic part of the world on my lounge room wall. Looks magnificent. I want the mosaic to be at least 4 feet by 3 feet. How do I stop the mosaic from sliding off the mounting board? Do I drill a myriad of small hole into the board so as to give the medium purchase? Also I want to make Lead Light full window coverings, from 2 feet square up to 4 feet square. Are there any members who would like to give me some clues on how to begin? In researching accessibility of stain glass I have not had a lot of success here in Perth, Australia. Maybe I need to go to junk yards? Thank you for reading my request. Anticipation is high that I will actually begin creating my creations. Bretrick

Posted by bretrick 1 year ago | last reply 1 year ago


Top 50 Instructables Fourm Commenters of 2007 Ranked by Number of Comments Mosaic!

Hi,I just took the data from the Top 50 Instructables Commenters of 2007 Ranked by Number of Comments from a while ago and turned all of the users icon into the a Robot Icon Mosaic.Here is result.Enjoy! ThanksBTWIf someone wants to help me right a script to download all of the users icons I would love to make a giant version with thousands of Pictures.

Posted by joejoerowley 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago


Does anyone out there have advice on how to avoid cloudiness on mirror tile when sealing grout on mosaics?

I have tried denatured alcohol on removing the cloudiness from the mirror tile but it doesn't work well. I try to critique my own work and I'm hating that this happens whether or not I back off with the sealer or not. Help, please?

Asked by kroc1234 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago


Coil Winding on 4 Inch Cantex Electrical Conduit

My picturers are a mosaic of steps to take when winding coils on Cantex 4 inch PVC electrical conduit. Uses include Tesla coils, flow sensors, and antennas. http://aa8qv.blogspot.com Please forward any and all comments and suggestions. Thank you !

Posted by JohnHagy 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago


Backlit Mosaic (HELP!)

I've come up with a pretty cool idea for an artsy-type project, but I need a few sheets of acrylic. I need about 20" x 40" (~1m x .5m) of clear acrylic about 1/4" thick, and about half as much transparent black and opaque black (thickness doesn't matter). The idea is to make a backlit, tri-tone, grayscale mosaic, with 10cm square blocks. The transparent sheet will be the base, and needs to be 1/4" thick so I can put white LEDs around the edge (unless someone has a better idea). It will need some kind of frame to keep the light focused on the inside. Anyways, the main point of this post was to see where I can find acrylic sheets. Since it will be an inherently "pixelated" type image, I guess I could use smaller sheets of acrylic bonded together. Does anyone know where I can buy this? I would prefer to buy it locally so I don't have to pay shipping, but Lowe's and Home Depot don't carry it as far as I can tell. So there it is... my next project. I would love anyone's ideas, especially about using thinner sheets with LEDs, and ideas for a frame would be nice... Also, what's the best way to cut and bond the acrylic squares? Thanks Edit: added picture

Posted by mrdice87 12 years ago | last reply 12 years ago


I need cheap ideas for remodeling a bathroom using pebbles or mosaic that I can do my own?

I'm planning in remodeling my bathroom and always liked pebbles or nature motives to do so. What you recomend? I going to get rid of a bathtub and putting a shower instead, because I always had limited space, maybe 6' x 10' square feet. Give me creative and cheap ideas!

Asked by gnnmart 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago


Is it possible to use some type of nail gun to attach beer or soda bottle caps to wood without crushing the bottle cap? Answered

I make bottle cap mosaics and I'm open to any suggestions that could help speed up process and ease manual labor!? Thanks in advance for the help...I sure do need it. Also, any suggestions for a struggling artist with many ideas, but difficulty completing pieces, because of lack of technical knowledge and skills.

Asked by bearhands 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago


Video Game Craft Patterns

Sprite Stitch is a neat blog devoted to turning classic video game scenes and characters into cross-stitch patterns. Since that just means gridding them out and picking suitable colors, it's also a great resource for all sorts of projects: knitting, mosaics, or even LED art. Who doesn't want a Pac-Man scarf, a Super Mario Brothers tiled shower, or a glowing wall of Space Invaders?Bookmark this one for future use. I'll be referencing it when we redo our bathrooms.

Posted by canida 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago


Robot Shirt Hall of Fame!

Hey Guys! One of my favorite things to see while I'm pouring over projects on the site is images of makers wearing their Instructables T-shirt while they are making stuff! So today, I am reaching out to YOU, YES YOU!!! to post your Instructables Robot -T-shirt-Selfie to this forum post. I would like to make a mosaic of all you lovely makers out there reppin' the robot. (and possibly put it on the homepage rotator behind the "let's make_______") The Instructables Community is totally amazing, and I can't wait to see you in your Robot Shirt. xo Aud

Posted by audreyobscura 4 years ago | last reply 4 years ago


director coach outlet online

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Posted by luckywoyao 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago


Apexstone Amoy Marble & Granite

Pexstone Amoy Marble & Granitehttp://www.apexstone.net6th floor, Guangxing Building, 466 Nanshan Road, Xiamen 361006, China厦门市湖里区南山路466号广兴大厦6楼 Tel:+86 592 3761099Fax: +86 592 3761099Email: apex1@apexstone.net 公司类型:生产主营业务:Stone Slabs,marble&granite; slabs , granite tiles, countertops, vanity—tops企业行业:建筑、装饰、房地产 >> 建筑材料Apexstone Amoy Marble & Granite,a Xiamen,China based manufacturer and exporter of worldwide marble , worldwide granite , china granite, china marble , sand stone, travertine, limestone, Our range covers slab, tile, countertop, vanity top, tub surround, soap dish, sink, fireplace mantel, stone molding, mosaic, medallion, drawer knob, for interior designers; fountain, sculpture, statuary, stone carving, urns and vases, for decoration specialists; lite panel wall cladding, column, baluster, railing, step, garden furniture, paving stone, for architects; on commercial projects or industrial constructions.

Posted by apexstone 9 years ago


(newsletter) Hydroponics System, Make Beer, 5-Minute Chocolate...

Sign-up for this newsletter: Welcome back! NEW! Art of Sound Contest - Submit any sound or music-related Instructable in our new contest and win some incredible custom hi-fi speakers! Get the LED Out! Contest - Enter any Instructable that involves LEDs, and win some amazing lights from Monkeylectric! Come and meet us at Maker Faire this weekend. We'd love to see you out there! Color Changing Glowing Crystal Ball Small NFT Hydroponics System Soda Can, Saltwater and Charcoal Battery Climb a Tree Using Only Rope! Enter your music or sound-themed Instructables now! Monster Speakers - Art of Sound Contest Floating Dock with Barrels 5-minute Chocolate Balls Cheap and Simple Gear Puller How To Create a Sexy Cat-Eye Look Make Oars from Two-by-Fours Paint an Antique Copper Effect A Swing Set that Generates Electricity Make it glow, and win Monkeylectric lights! Over a dozen uses for plastic drums! Black Straw Snoot Flash Attachment Make a Stained Glass Mosaic Portrait Linoleum Block Printing British Stinging Nettle Beer Sign-up for this newsletter:

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago


Copyright question (again...)

Hi everyone, I’ve been searching Instructables for a while now and found similar questions to mine, but none putting my (overly paranoid?) mind at ease. So, first off apologies if this question has been asked before. Q: Is it copyright infringement to use artwork from a video game for a project and post it to Instructables? I’m in the process of finishing a few projects (and subsequent instructables) but I’m hesitant to post them here. I’ve seen many projects using essentially unaltered video game art, for example: https://www.instructables.com/id/Coin-block/ https://www.instructables.com/id/Companion-Sitting-Cube/ https://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Video-Game-Character-Mosaic-Bubble-Bobble-w/ https://www.instructables.com/id/video-game-inspired-homemade-stuff-/ https://www.instructables.com/id/Building-a-Portal-Turret/ They’re all probably passing through as fair use, but I understand that fair use is a “legal mine field”. In all these cases, the final product is not similar to the product from which the art originated, but the art used is essentially direct copies. One of my projects comprise putting pixelated images on a table (the sprites used are not altered and certainly copyrighted). Is it sufficient to just mention in the instructable that the sprites are copyrighted to e.g. Nintendo? This article on sprites and copyright (http://flashrights.com/sprites.htm) give a very definite maybe as the final conclusion. But what is Instructables’ view on this? Thanks André

Posted by CR34M3 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago


Brighton Mini Maker Faire (UK)

Brighton Mini Maker Faire is on again: Saturday 8th September, at the Corn Exchange, Brighton After a hectic, noisy, debut in 2011, we're back for more, in just a few weeks. We've got more makers, more workshops, more space, and possibly even more noise than last year. This year we're taking over the Corn Exchange, in the centre of Brighton, for a day of making, hacking, crafting, music-making, and more. There'll be flying quadcopters and fighting robots, 3D-printed dolls and interactive teapots, bizarre music machines, and – maybe inspired by the Olympic spirit – a fair few novel sports, from musical ping pong, to pedal-powered Scalextric. And you'll be able to take part in workshops from the Science Museum (for kids) and Technology Will Save Us (for everyone), as well as learning new skills from makers and crafters like soldering, felting, copper-etching, jewellery-making, Kanzashi and mosaic-making. We'll even teach you how to weld in 5 minutes! We've also got some special speakers lined up for the afternoon, so you can hear from some of the UK's most renowned makers about their work. And in the evening, we're hosting a Maker Faire After Dark party in the Dome Bar, which promises to be a great way to unwind after the day, meet other makers, and share what you've seen and learned. Brighton Mini Maker Faire is free to get in, and a great way to spend a day out with your family. Still not quite sure what to expect? Here's a short video from last year. And some photos: photo one and photo two by Adactio, and photo three by Rain Rabbit For more information, including details on how to book a workshop, and more on the After Dark party, go to: http://www.makerfairebrighton.com See you there!

Posted by kitobor 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago


Design and the Elastic Mind @ MOMA until May 12

I just stumbled across this wonderful exhibition at the MOMA in NY, which will be running until May 12. If you browse the online exhibit, you'll see a bunch of technologies and artworks that have graced these pages previously, but there's tonnes more of Really Cool Stuff - definitely worth passing by if you happen to be in New York...Design and the Elastic Mind, February 24-May 12, 2008View the Online Exhibit!In the past few decades, individuals have experienced dramatic changes in some of the most established dimensions of human life: time, space, matter, and individuality. Working across several time zones, traveling with relative ease between satellite maps and nanoscale images, gleefully drowning in information, acting fast in order to preserve some slow downtime, people cope daily with dozens of changes in scale. Minds adapt and acquire enough elasticity to be able to synthesize such abundance. One of design's most fundamental tasks is to stand between revolutions and life, and to help people deal with change. Designers have coped with these displacements by contributing thoughtful concepts that can provide guidance and ease as science and technology evolve. Several of them—the Mosaic graphic user's interface for the Internet, for instance—have truly changed the world. Design and the Elastic Mind is a survey of the latest developments in the field. It focuses on designers' ability to grasp momentous changes in technology, science, and social mores, changes that will demand or reflect major adjustments in human behavior, and convert them into objects and systems that people understand and use.The exhibition will highlight examples of successful translation of disruptive innovation, examples based on ongoing research, as well as reflections on the future responsibilities of design. Of particular interest will be the exploration of the relationship between design and science and the approach to scale. The exhibition will include objects, projects, and concepts offered by teams of designers, scientists, and engineers from all over the world, ranging from the nanoscale to the cosmological scale. The objects range from nanodevices to vehicles, from appliances to interfaces, and from pragmatic solutions for everyday use to provocative ideas meant to influence our future choices.

Posted by Patrik 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago