How to Make a Mosaic For Beginners
How to Make a Mosaic For Beginners

Introduction: These instructions will guide beginners through the process of making a mosaic. These instructions assume that you have some art abilities, such as gluing. There are a few steps that need to be taken before beginning to create your mosaic.

What Youíll Need:

· Sheet of wood

· Colored glass

· Tile adhesive

· Pencil

· Paper

· Marker

· Hammer

· Mosaic tile craft grout

· Sponge

· Grout float

· Paper towel

· White vinegar

· Spray bottle

· Gloves

· Painters tape

Step 1: Start by sketching a design onto a piece of paper

How to Make a Mosaic For Beginners

Step 2: Using a marker, transfer your design onto the wood

How to Make a Mosaic For Beginners
How to Make a Mosaic For Beginners

Step 3: Take your tile and wrap it in a cloth. Using a hammer, break the tile.

How to Make a Mosaic For Beginners
How to Make a Mosaic For Beginners
How to Make a Mosaic For Beginners

(Note: Itís important to wrap your tiles in a cloth or wear safety goggles to protect your eyes)

Step 4: Gather your broken tiles into color categories

How to Make a Mosaic For Beginners

Step 5: Glue each piece individually

How to Make a Mosaic For Beginners

Note: Make sure the pieces are fairly close together so your grout lines look neat in the end

Hint: Using two different colors in one color, gives it a lot of dimension

Step 6: Let glue sit for 24 hours

How to Make a Mosaic For Beginners

Step 7: Spread the grout using a grout float; press very hard to get in between all cracks and crevices

How to Make a Mosaic For Beginners
How to Make a Mosaic For Beginners
How to Make a Mosaic For Beginners
How to Make a Mosaic For Beginners

Allow the grout to set for 20 minutes

Note: Donít hide or completely cover any pieces

Hint: Cover the sides of the wood with painters tape to prevent grout stains

Step 8: Using a sponge and water, lightly wipe off excess grout. Let sit for 24 hours

How to Make a Mosaic For Beginners

Step 9: Spray white vinegar to get grout dust off using a paper towel or cloth

How to Make a Mosaic For Beginners
How to Make a Mosaic For Beginners

Step 10: You now have a beautiful Mosaic !

How to Make a Mosaic For Beginners
 
 

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