Category Archives: mosaic tile

How To Mosaic Tile in 3 Easy Steps

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Glue pieces of things to other things with the best adhesive.
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Let it dry for 24-36 hours.
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Grout on. Grout off, repeat again and again until it’s shiny and clean. Let dry & seal.

“The humblest tasks get beautified if loving hands do them.”  ― Louisa May Alcott, Little Women

mosaic tile picture frame with quote
didn’t grout and that’s okay. sold.

P.S. Regarding the vintage mosaic tile images that were used in this post. These images have no known origin and have been in a craft box of mine since birth. :-)Thank you.

Hi Dave. 🙂

Heart Art

From one artist to another … a blast from the past.

Someone stenciled this discarded heart-shaped piece of wood.

mdf heart shape

It was one of those thrift store finds that immediately got my attention and did not end up in storage. I cut and glued vintage china shards, pink iridescent tile, red mirror tile, silver tapestry tile, green glass gems, a couple of red glass hearts, red lips and finished it off with charcoal grout.

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China Heart – sold

It sold the day it was finished. No regrets, except not keeping it. 😉

Charcoal was a good choice.

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China Heart – Sold

Moving on … insert whooshing sound here. “D”

“One ought to hold on to one’s heart; for if one lets it go, one soon loses control of the head too.”  ― Friedrich Nietzsche

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The right tools for the job.

Lighten up … cutting takes practice.

If one of your resolutions is to bring more creativity into your life, think Pique Assiette Mosaic Tile!

Due to its random nature, anyone can do it!

Really, you’re just gluing stuff to other stuff.  Besides, it can be a very cheap hobby … or not. Depends on how obsessed you become.

To get started, find a space to call your own and stock it with the right tile tools, materials and adhesives.

Start small and you’ll grow from there … believe me.

mosaic tile table
Viva Las Vegas – First Creation 1985

 Best mosaic tile tools …

#1 Wheeled Glass Nippers have a set of disc shaped wheels on spring-loaded handles. They should be used to cut glass, mirror, glass tiles, and the like in a manner similar to tile nippers. Replacement wheels are sold separately.

#2 Mosaic Tile Cutter are designed for cutting ceramic tiles, crockery and china. Better tile nippers have tungsten-carbide cutting edges and spring-loaded handles.

 

 

#3 Weldbond Adhesive, e6000 Adhesive, Mastic and Grout

Always good to have nearby:

  • Small Penny Hammer
  • Wire Cutter
  • Needle Nose Pliers
  • Self-closing tweezers (a little more expensive than regular tweezers but well worth the investment.) Make sure to keep them glue free!
  • Toothpicks or wooden skewers
  • Popsicle sticks
  • Paper Towel
  • SAFETY GLASSES
  • Now all you need is a base, tile and some found objects. Ta da.

Be An Artist

 

 

Work in Progress

It’s magical when a piece of wood inspires me. Unfortunately, or fortunately, the objects gathered are still waiting for the rest of the story to unfold. You can’t force these things ya’ know. It’s a real thing.  Serious business gluing random objects to an old board. ;)-  we’ll see.

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all in good time. have a nice day. 🙂

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Switch Plate Covers

The idea to add a hook to the switch plate covers isn’t new … it was to me and I think it’s fabulous. 

Feeling so accomplished.

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