Learn To Make This Mosaic Flower Mirror

May 08, 2020

Learn To Make This Mosaic Flower Mirror

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.

Materials

Steps

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.

Flower made with Ceramic Teardrops
Flower made with ceramic petals

Lay the flowers first and then use the crackled glass tiles to fill in the remaining spaces.

3. Cutting the Tiles

As the crackled glass tiles are irregular in shape and size you will be able to fill the spaces with them like a jigsaw piece. This will allow to to complete the mosaic with none or minimal cutting of tiles.

If you would like to cut these tiles you can use a pair of Wheeled Nippers. If you haven't had experience cutting glass tiles, here are some tutorials to help you:

How to use wheeled nippers

How to cut glass tiles

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4. Grouting the Frame

This mosaic can be grouted as usual, no special techniques are required. If you need help with grouting click here to get detailed instructions.

This project is suitable for indoor use only

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.

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