Decoupage and Mosaic Tile

Mosaic Tile Glass Collage – Crash Glass-Decoupage

Decoupage was my first love and after attending a crash glass class using a 2-part epoxy … it got me thinking … why go to all the trouble of working with a toxic adhesives when you can do pretty much the same thing using a Weldbond.

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Settled on a wooden trivet that was laying around.

Always amazed at how the items for my craft projects magically appear … most of the time anyway.

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Feeling it!

While it’s wonderful that you can use watered down Elmer’s white glue for Decoupage … you need a stronger adhesive in this case to guarantee that the glass and tile will withstand grouting and just plain being a trivet.

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laying out the design

After painting the trivet and letting it completely dry, I laid out the design so the quote showed through the glass properly and glued the papers directly onto the trivet. Don’t get carried away with the glue. Just brush on enough glue to attach the images. Let it dry and brush on a few more layers of glue, letting it dry each time.

When the papers were dry and perfectly sealed from layers of glue … I glued the tile border first, applying Weldbond to each tile piece and applied the glass by smearing Weldbond onto the back of each glass piece so it wouldn’t puddle and refuse to dry clear.

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the secret is to let stuff dry

Once the piece is glued and completely dry, grout it to finish off the piece.

A great non-toxic glass collage and decoupage project, that anyone can do!

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kinda wish I hadn’t sold this

 

Beautiful results with less mess than other epoxy crash glass methods.

 

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surprise’s are good!