Clay Cafe' Outside.JPG (221403 bytes)

Nickelodeon Mall

431 Beaver Street

Sewickley, PA

412-741-1133

 

Clay Cafe' Inside.JPG (229384 bytes) art and antiques
Become a Member of our Mailing list

monitor_accessories_information_highway_md_wht.gif (5504 bytes)


menu_bullet.gif (64 bytes)
menu_bullet.gif (64 bytes)
menu_bullet.gif (64 bytes)
menu_bullet.gif (64 bytes)


AsWELCOME TO THE MOSAICS HOW TO PAGE!

STEP ONE

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.

STEP TWO

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.

STEP THREE

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 between pieces.

STEP FOUR

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.

STEP FIVE

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.

STEP FIVE

Take your masterpiece home for everyone to enjoy!  It's that simple!!

 

CLICK HERE TO GO BACK T THE HOME PAGE


     



bullet_red.gif (56 bytes)

Calendar

The Clay Cafe' will now  offer special evening events Please click the word calendar above.

bullet_red.gif (56 bytes)
car_e0.gif (20401 bytes)
Like the Pizza Man we deliver. Let us bring the party to you!  Call us for party information.




Contact Us    About Us             

Copyright 2003 Creations by Cassidy, LLP.  All rights reserved.