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Thu, Mar 09, 2023

How To Make Mosaic Words


 

Mosaic Letters are a fantastic project; they are quick to make, inexpensive, and unique. They make beautiful decorative pieces to be enjoyed for years to come. Let your imagination go wild by creating names or expressive words like love and dream.

They are a fantastic project for beginners and experienced mosaicists.

 

Materials

 

 


 

Steps

 

  1. Choosing Your Materials

Your imagination only limits the Choice of materials. Choosing a theme or colour scheme will help give you some direction with your design before proceeding.

We have chosen Tile Colour Packs to decorate the letters.

 

2. Adhering Your Tiles & Materials

 

Having some concept in mind is always a great idea before you start. This may be a design based on a colour theme, geometric shapes, swirls or flowers like this project.

 

A tacky adhesive (e.g., cement-based adhesive or liquid nails) will hold your tiles and materials while the adhesive dries.You can rest your piece on a cloth to support your work as you work. Wait 24 hours for the adhesive to dry before grouting.

 

3. Grouting

 

When grouting, always wear gloves, as the grout will dry your hands out.

 

Mix your powdered grout in a container with water. I made the grout slightly drier than usual for this mosaic, as the gaps are large. The grout was a paste-like consistency so that I could create a smooth surface.

 

Once mixed, place a small amount of grout onto your tiles and rub it into the gaps between them. Once you have covered the entire mosaic, scrape off the excess and let it dry. Buff the excess grout off in 20-30 minutes (once a grout haze develops). Ensure you dig out all the tiles.

 

Leave it for 24 hours, then give it a final buff-up to remove excess grout.

 

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