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Monday, 8 October 2012

Mosaic Heaven

I love to experiment with mosaics and this is my latest creation......

Materials used were: MDF Square mirror, tesserae (mosaic tiles), grout, PVA glue.

This really was simple to make.
  • First you take your tiles and arrange them on your wooden blank, then take some PVA glue and glue them on.
  • Allow to dry for at least 24 hours ~ longer if possible.
  • Apply the grout (ready made or grout powder to make your own is fine) in between the spaces
  • Smooth over, and within 5 - 10 minutes go over each tile with a damp clean cloth and wipe away the excess grout.
Et, Voila!
You can basically make anything by decorating blanks with mosaic tiles.

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Here is a second project I have started just recently:

The materials I used are a circular wooden blank disc with a hole drilled into the centre, clock hands & mechanism set, clock adhesive numbers tiles, PVA glue, ready-made grout.

Step 1

As with the above project , I lined the tiles firstly on the disc in a nice pattern, glued them using PVA glue.
Then I filled in the gaps with the grout , and let it 'set' for 24 hours.

Step 2

I then attached the adhesive numbers around the clock perimeter

Step 3

Finally, I fastened the clock mechanism on the back & the clock hands on the front.

There you have it! A handmade mosaic clock!!