Mosaics is a craft that can be enjoyed by people of all ages, from children to the elderly. This mosaic flower project is a beautiful mosaic project that can be made by people at of all abilities.
- MDF Mirror
- Adhesive - A clear drying PVA adhesive
- Ivory Grout
- Glass Mosaic Cutters
- Gloves, containers, rags or sponge for grouting
1. Sealing the wooden base (optional)
This is an indoor project that is not suitable for areas where it will be exposed to moisture or water, as it is not waterproof. As wood is porous the mirror base needs to be sealed before tiling. A mixture of PVA adhesive & water can be used as the sealer in a ratio of 1 part adhesive to 4 parts water, apply two coats allowing each coat to dry thoroughly (30 minutes to 1 hour). Coat the area where you will be tiling by using a paint brush.
2. Tiling the Photo Frame
The adhesive can be applied either directly to the mirror base or painted individually onto the back of the tiles. By far the quickest method is to paint the adhesive onto the mirror base. When using this method apply to small sections at a time to avoid the adhesive drying out. When the tiles have been laid allow the adhesive to cure for 24 hours before applying the grout. Run you hand over the tiles to ensure they are all firmly adhered before grouting. If any are loose, remove them and re-adhere.
The flowers have been made with a selection of ceramic petals and teardrops, in the following patterns.