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Illustrated Craft Tutorial - Mosaic Tutorial

You will need an object to cover such as a picture frame, box lid, glass, etc..., pieces of mosiac squares or broken pieces of porcellan, glass, pottery, stone, ceramic, paper maché, etc..., mosaic glue, grout powder, old sponge, pencil, ruler, old bowl, vinegar, old spoon and disposable plastic gloves. Please wear the gloves while working with the grout mixture.



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1. Gather all of your materials before you continue.

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2. If making a straight object, it is helpful if you measure and draw the appropriate lines leaving a small space between each stone for the grout mixture. Once you are finished, add a drop of glue to the first space to be covered and press the tile into the space. Continue and completely cover the object in the pattern you would like like this...

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3. Mix your grout according to the instructions on the package until it is a smooth mixture. The consistency should be sort of like toothpaste as a tip.

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4. Spoon the mixture over your object and spread it to completely cover.

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5. Use a damp sponge to spread and smooth it within the grooves.

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6. Allow the mixture dry about about 20 minutes. Using a damp sponge with water and a drop of vinegar, carefully wipe the tiles ...

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7. ...until all of the thin grey grout mixture vanishes, leaving the tiles clean. Clean you sponge regularily with fresh water.

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8. Let the item dry overnight so that the grout hardens.




Mosaic Heart Ornament
Mosaic Heart Ornament
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