A mosaic is an artistic creation that is assembled using tiny pieces of broken glass, stone or pre-shaped mosaic tiles. It can serve as artwork, or it is often employed in various aspects of interior decoration and design. In ancient times mosaic was used in a variety of places like palaces, temples and villas to cover a myriad of surfaces. Nowadays, mosaic can be seen lining the walls of a modern shower, or even as a decorative accent covering the top of a bistro table in a cafe.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
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Things you need
- Flat white plate
- Glass mosaic tiles
- Mosaic adhesive
- Paint scraper
- Fitted rubber gloves
- Cellulose sponge
- Nylon sponge
Prepare the surface of the plate by buffing it with sandpaper. The surface needs a slight roughness so the tiles will adhere. Put on the rubber gloves.
Spread mosaic grout onto the surface of the plate using the paint scraper. The layer needs 1/4 inch thickness.
Attach the mosaic tiles to the plate lightly pressing them into the grout. Make sure you leave a bit of space between the tiles, but fill in the entire surface area of the top of the plate.
Apply another layer of grout over the tiles making sure that you fill in the gaps in between.
Wipe off excess grout from the surface of the tiles using the cellulose sponge. Buff in a circular motion to remove the grout.
Clean the tiles with the nylon sponge after three hours. This will remove any residual debris.
Tips and warnings
- If you want to lay the tiles randomly you can, or design a specific pattern on the plate.
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