May 20, 2014 – Mosaics
There are two types of mosaic methods– both are very fun and rewarding. The direct method of mosaics is where you apply glass to an object and fill in the gaps with different topping or grout. An example of the direct method is to decorate a flower pot.
The indirect method of mosaics is also simple. It is done by applying glass first into a mold and then adding different mixes and colorants to achieve the look and texture you’re after. An example of the indirect method is a stepping stone.
Our next meeting is hands on and you are welcome to play with either method. We will provide the glass and the glue. We also have some small plastic molds (saved from frozen side dishes).
If you would like to use the direct method (applying glass to an object) feel free to bring a small flower pot, frame or other object. Keep in mind your project will have to dry before you can apply the grout, so you will have to complete that on your own.
What you will need:
- Pen or a marker
- an idea for your pattern (roughly 3″x7″)
- safety glasses
- SMALL Disposable paint brush for glue (only if you plan on using the direct method and not a mold)
We have some limited tools to share, please bring the following if you are able:
- Glass Cutter
- Running Pliers
- Breaker/Grozer Pliers
- Tile Nippers