Basic Mosaics Including Breaking Plates!
The mosaic lesson! Smashing tiles can also be therapeutic.
What you'll need
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Glass Plates, Mirrors, Tiles
Take a plate, wrap it in at least 3 plastic bags and hammer.
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You can wrap in canvas drop clothes. Ceramic tiles break nicely.
Carefully remove pieces you want. Place tiles in, wrap in more bags and a towel or fabric bag.
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Feel, so you know where to hit.
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Note!!!! Here are sharp pieces! I am going to keep wrapped to throw away.
Here are the pieces I'm going to use.
Here are others I had laying around.
Start laying out your design. Take your time.
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My finished abstract design.
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Keep your design in place, glue 1 piece at a time.
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How to glue instructions.
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Clean all adhesive off of surface. Let dry for at least 24 hrs.
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Take an old spatula and push grout into cracks.
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Don't forget to fill the edges. Let grout dry for 10 min.
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Take a damp rag and wipe each tile. If you need to, you can regrout low spots.
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After you let it sit for another 10 min. Use a damp sponge, wipe over tiles.
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Use a soft, dry rag to wipe all pieces.
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Finished! Thanks for watching!
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