Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Glass Mosaic Using Grout

Image by:riversonfinemosaics
Image by:riversonfinemosaics

  











As we have done the simple mosaic without grout,now the mosaic using grout wouldn't be a great deal.We will work on glass now.

Things You Need:
  • Glass(any size and shape you require)
  • Cut pieces of a glass(colored or clear)
  • Beads or stones(for additional touch,optional)
  • Adhesive glue(you can get from any hardware store )
  • Transparent color(available from arts and crafts shop)
  • Thin marker(for tracing the design on the wood)
  • Sanded Grout
  • Acrylic Paint(any color)
  • PVA wood Glue(or any glue with the same consisitency as PVA glue)
  • Sponge
  • Water
  • tweezers
  • Image by:mosaicartsource.wordpress.com
  • Hand gloves

Method:
  1. Get your glass ready and trace the template on it,as we have been doing before, but don't outline it with the liquid lead.
  2. Once you have the template on the glass,start sticking the glass mosaics and deacorative beads or stones with the adhesive glue, following the pattern of your design.
  3. We are going to use grout here,so,stick the mosaics at some distance.
  4. After sticking all the cut pieces of glass and decorative beads or stones,let the glue dry properly.
  5. Again,if u didn't use colored  glass for mosaic,then,using transparent paints you can add color to the clear glass pieces yourself.
  6. Choose the colors you want to fill in from transparent glass paints pack and adjust the consistency of paints by adding lacquer thinner.
  7. When you are satisfied with the shade and consistency,paint the cut pieces of glass.
  8. Let the paint dry completely.
  9. Now,it is time to add grout.
  10. For making the grout,take 1 cup of sanded grout and add in it,the glue and acrylic paint,just enough to make the thick consistency.
  11. Mix it well,it is better to wear gloves and use your hands so that no sand is left dry and also you can feel large bits of sand and can remove them.
  12. Carefully,take small amount of grout and spread on your design,adding more gradually, as you require.
  13. Don't press the grout too hard else it will be shown under the mosaic.
  14. Cover the whole glass with grout,if your mosaics are completely scattered,else just cover the template.  
  15. Once the grouting is complete,remove the excess grout with the wet sponge,redo it till all excessive grout is removed,this will require great effort and care.
  16. Please be patient and continue removing the grout with the sponge,do not put it under running water, else your grout will disappear.
  17. Let it dry and the glass mosaic on glass is done.
Note:
  • The enlargement of the template depends on what you plan to make and where do you want to keep it.
  • For coloring the clear glass for mosaics,you can use any paint like crystalline,acrylic or transparent.
  • You can use any saturation material you wish,as glass,mirror,wood.
  • Incase,you are cutting the glass yourself,follow.
  • Here I added a video on how to do glass mosaic using grout,it will be a great help.


4 comments:

  1. its just beautiful glad i followed

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  2. Thanks Anuradha for liking it and for following it.Looking forward to add more useful tutorials,hope you like them all.

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  3. Wow! It looks fantastic. I wish I knew how to do all that! thanks for sharing.I am your newest follower. Visiting from SNS linky. Hope you can visit me sometime.
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