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How do you get started with mosiac projects?

Mosiac.pngWe have a fantastic range of mosaic supplies to get you started on your adventure. To begin making mosaic art there are only a few basic items you need. A Mandala Art Mosaic Glass Cutter, Mandala Art Mosaic Glue and Mandala Art White Super Fine Mosaic Grout.

 

If cutting your own tiles is a bit daunting for a first project, I can suggest using the pre-cut tiles similar to Mandala Art Honeycomb Mosaic Glass Tiles.

 

We also have a great range of coloured tiles which you can use. If cutting your own tiles is a bit daunting for a first project, I can suggest using the pre-cut tiles similar to Mandala Art  Mosaic Glass Tiles. For my first project, I used the pre-cut pieces and found it a breeze to create something I was proud of. I'm not sure if it is a snail or a nautilus, but I'll include an image below either way.

 

For my first mosaic, I simply cut some plywood board as a base and used the pre-cut pieces. I printed a template of the image I wanted to achieve (nautilus) then transferred it onto the board to give me a guide to follow. I added glue to the board and placed my tiles until my image was complete. I followed that by grouting the tiles and cleaning up the excess.

 

If you wish the board to be hung outside I would recommend marine plywood which you can paint to assist in preventing moisture damage. To build up a 3D effect on the fish, I would use Selleys 250g Clear Liquid Nails Construction Adhesive which is more viscous than the tile adhesive I mentioned. You can build the adhesive up in layers until you reach the desired body thickness. - MitchellMc

 

Don't be afraid to cut tile or glass you've got heaps of chances to try over and over again! I suggest using a tile and grout sealer to preserve the finish and it will so seal the colour of your grout. Looking forward to your future creations. I hope you have more luck posting next time. - redracer01

 

 

 

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