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Imagining a Mosaic Tile Pedestal

When the art appears in my mind, I glue it down.

No, I don’t know why – or how – it just happens.

Mosaic Tile Pedestal
Blast from the Past

It helps to have a variety of fun things to add.

Mosaic Tile Pedestal
Blast from the Past – Carpe Diem Mosaic Tile Pedestal

And … if I play with the pieces long enough, it becomes a real thing.

Mosaic Tile Pedestal
Blast from the Past – Carpe Diem Mosaic Tile Pedestal

Carpe Diem. 🙂

Mosaic Tile Pedestal
Blast from the Past – Carpe Diem Mosaic Tile Pedestal – Hi Dave!
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Someday

Someday I might get around to another someday but for now I’m knee-deep into the decade old someday of designing the elusive online shop.

After following the directions and starting over a thousand times, it became crystal clear that patience gets easier the more you use it.

Three cheers to those who stick around long enough for the pieces to magically fall into place.

Happy Friday!

Mosaic Tile Found Object Art Mara Lee always a work in progress.

better

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DIY Mosaic Tile Light Switch Covers

Custom Switch Plate Cover Creating a mosaic tile switch plate cover @ tilegypsy.com

DIY Light Switch Covers:

  • Start with a HARD plastic light switch cover … found at home improvement and hardware stores. If the plastic is bendy … pass.
  • You can use wood and metal light switch covers too. Makes no never mind. 😉
  • Glue color fast beads and/or tile around the light switch opening with Weldbond.
  • Then glue the outside edge to establish how much room you have left (in the middle) to work with.
  • Glue the rest of your design and let it dry for a couple of hours.
  • Finish by gluing color fast beads – or ball chain – around the outside of the light switch cover. Let dry for a minimum of 24 hours.
  • Before grouting cover delicate items (jewels etc) with painter’s tape.
  • Confident that the light switch cover is completely dry mix sanded grout (color of choice) with a liquid grout additive, instead of water, for more flexibility, to an oatmeal consistency.
  • Put on gloves … Grout On – I know it’s a weird feeling covering it with mud – keep going filling and smoothing all the nooks and crannies – pause – smooth – pause – 😉 and Grout Off with a slightly damp sponge. Rinse and repeat until clean and smooth. Remove tape from delicate items. Finish gently cleaning and smoothing until shiny and free from grout residue. Let dry overnight. Shine a bit more and gently install.
Custom switchplate covers sold. Custom Mosaic Tile Switch Plate Covers • middle and right piece are sold.

MATERIALS:

  • Switch plate covers of your choice. Plastic, wood or metal
  • Weldbond Adhesive
  • Painters Tape
  • Wheeled Nipper & Sm Hammer
  • Bits and pieces of ceramic tile, china, jewels etc.
  • Foam Brush
  • Painters Tape
  • Wooden Skewer
  • Q Tips
  • Paper Towel
  • Sponge
  • Sm Bucket of Water
  • Disposable container to mix Grout
  • Sanded Grout, Grout Additive and Grout Sealer
  • Longer Screws, if needed


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Mosaic Tile Switchplates Private Collection.

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Borders. SOLD

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Shalom Mosaic Tile Light Switch Cover
SOLD.

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Gypsy Soul Mosaic Tile Lightswitch Cover
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Golden Mirror Mosaic Tile Light Switch Cover
Mocha SOLD.