The first step in the mosaic
process is to find a rigid surface to mosaic. We chose one of our
Basic Picture Frames. We have many surfaces to choose from.
After you choose your surfaces,
it is time to design your piece. Your only design limitation is your
own imagination. You can draw it on paper, directly on your piece,
or lay it out on your surface. start with the edges and work your
way in. Lay down your adhesive in sections.
Now that you have your first
section of adhesive down, you will now apply your tesserae (mosaic
pieces). Place each piece on top of your adhesive as desired. You
need to leave a minimum of approximately 1/8" between each tile to
leave room for grout. You can space your pieces out further if you
like. A good rule of thumb is a 1/8" minimum and 1/2" maximum space
Lay down your next section of
adhesive. Work in small areas at a time. This keeps your adhesive
from drying out if you are working slowly. It will also give you
stopping points if you want to take a break. You don't have to do a
project in one sitting.
Start applying the rest of your
tesserae to your piece. It can make it easier to grout if you make
the pieces near the edge of your surface somewhat flush to the
surface. Work section by section until you piece is completely
covered as illustrated in step six below.
Take your masterpiece home for
everyone to enjoy! It's that simple!!
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