Creating garden art with empty terracotta pots. I glued three in an afternoon, let them dry and then grouted them 24 hours later.
Here’s how you’re suppose to do it … (directions vary based on how long you want a piece of mosaic tile garden art to last.:) preparation is everything!
Before gluing, clean the terracotta pots out with soap and water. Let them dry overnight. (it’s a good thing)
Seal the inside and outside of the pot with a water-based polyurethane or a couple of coats of Weldbond adhesive. (If you don’t seal it no biggie just don’t water a plant in there.) Let it dry between coats and make sure the piece is completely dry before tiling.
Use mastic adhesive. (there are other good adhesives for tile but mastic works for me.)
Use a sanded grout ( I used charcoal) and mix the grout with a grout additive (instead of water) for more flexibility.
Seal the grout with grout sealer, once it’s dry.
Reseal the outside of the piece with grout sealer, once a year, especially if the piece is exposed to the elements or water.
Trying to organize the studio and decided that if I just glue everything to something else, it will take up less room.
This is what happened in April.
Glass on Glass – “Any Which Way”
Recycled Art – Vintage China & Glass
Should post more of my vintage china on the Etsy Shop but then I’d have to find a box for it and that’s not always easy. Especially when you sell weird shaped stuff, like a porcelain elephant planter, that plants died in because of no drainage, and a gorgeous blue vintage china dinner plate that I bought for a buck. Trunk up for Good Luck!
Somehow these 3 vintage plates ended up together, along with a crystal candlestick and 2 glass bud vases. Think the snack pics added a nice touch. Sort of a Mackenzie Childs vibe … may have to keep this one.
Finally finished a glass on glass window, that I glued a ceramic tile to 6 years ago, and she ended up as the “Goddess of the Boobies”
and …. these 4 little pieces just screamed to be stuck together. For eternity. Unless you drop it.