Looking For a New Project?

February 05, 2021

Looking For a New Project?

This project is an excellent introduction to mosaics for someone looking for a bit more of a challenge. The design is fun, colourful and utilises premium quality tiles, the finished mosaic - Beautiful!

Materials Used In This Mosaic

To replicate this mosaic you will need one packet of the following tiles, there will be a lot of tiles left over to add to your collection for future projects.


This project is also available as a kit

 

Instructions

1. Adhering the tiles

The adhesive can be applied either directly or painted individually onto the tiles' back. By far the quickest method is to apply the adhesive onto the candle holder. When using this method, apply to small sections to avoid the adhesive drying out. Weldbond or a good quality PVA based adhesive is suitable for this project.

When the tiles have been applied, allow the adhesive to cure for 24 hours before applying the grout. Run your hand over the tiles to ensure they are all firmly adhered before grouting. If any are loose, remove them and re-adhere.

2. Cutting the Tiles

You will need to cut a small amount of tiles for this project, Wheeled Nippers are suitable for all of the materials. 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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3. Grouting the Mosaic

It is now time to grout the mosaic. If you need help with grouting click here to get detailed instructions.

This project is suitable for indoor use only.

 


Design Considerations

  • Balance your design - Repeat elements throughout your design to create balance.

  • Use a combination of different shapes, sizes, finishes and colours to provide interest. This mosaic has a number of different finishes: metallic, gloss, iridised and silverfoil.
  • Keep the spacing between the tiles consistent; the grout should be an element of your design but not dominant.

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