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Decoupage and Mosaic Tile

Easy 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 working with toxic adhesives when I can do the same thing with Weldbond.

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Feeling it!

Painted the trivet and let it dry overnight.  Glued the paper to the trivet with Weldbond and let it dry. Don’t get carried away with the glue. Just brush on enough glue to attach the papers and let it dry before adding a couple more layers of glue, letting it dry each time.

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laying out the design

When the papers were dry, I glued the tile border with Weldbond. Then filled in the rest with the glass by smearing Weldbond onto the back of each glass piece so it won’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 one

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

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surprise’s are good! (sold)

The Best Glue for Glass

This glorious vintage window was found in Orange, California. Cleaned up the window with vinegar and water, did not sand the frame and double checked that the window was sturdy enough to hold the weight of the ton o’glass I would need to complete the piece.

After playing with adhesives for glass, clear e6000 adhesive is my go-to  … unfortunately it’s a toxic adhesive with an overwhelming odor so windows need to be open with no kids and/or pets present.

all rights reserved © 2013 Mara Lee
all rights reserved © 2013 Mara Lee

Since most of the box stores, hardware stores, Michael’s, Target and Walmart carry clear e6000 adhesive it’s pretty easy to find.

glass-on-glass-windowAll the pieces fell into place quite nicely, it’s a keeper.

glassonglass-vintage-windowOn to the next thing …