Ceramic Tile Mosaic - Make a mirror framed in mosaic tiles wtih this step by step illustrated tutorial.

Ceramic Tile Mosaic - Make a mirror framed in mosaic tiles wtih this step by step illustrated tutorial.

Post by ka.. » Sat, 24 May 2003 07:20:05



CREATING A MOSAIC TILE PROJECT

HOW TO BUILD A FRAMED MIRROR

by Carrie Payne

For Images please go to:
<a href="http://www.FoundCollection.com/;>www.imaginationstreet.com</A>

For the mirror featured in this article, the following supplies were
used:

wooden base
2" wooden circle
2" mirror
glue that adheres to both wood and ceramic tile
ceramic tiles
paint
picture hanger
grout

When choosing a base for mosaic tile work, artists have two
options--plaster or wood. This project utilizes wooden bases. The
wooden base you select should be large enough to hold the desired
tiles and mirror and have a raised edge to provide a frame around the
project. The two bases that I found were actually labeled "candle
holders" at the craft store but they are perfect for this project.

To begin with, nail the picture hanger to the back of the base. It's
best to complete this step before any gluing or grouting occurs. The
rough blows of the hammer could prove jarring enough to dislodge tiles
or crack grout.

Once the hanger is in place, glue the 2" wooden circle in the exact
spot the mirror should be. This circle simply serves to elevate the
mirror above the level of the grout.

After the wooden circle is in place, practice arranging the tiles
until the perfect design is found. Glue the tiles in place, using a
glue that will adhere to wood and ceramic material. (School glue seems
to work just fine.)

Now be prepared to get a little messy with the grout. In a disposable
dish, add water slowly to the grout mix, stirring continuously with a
disposable spoon. The appropriate ratio of grout mix to water should
be between 3:1 and 2:1. I found that thin grout is easier to smooth
out beause of its liquid-like consistency, and I recommend that the
grout mix resemble thin pancake batter.

As you grout around the tiles, don't worry about making a mess. In
fact, expect your tiles to be covered by the end, as grout is very
easily removed before it dries. Spoon the grout into larger spots and
use your fingers to press grout into smaller areas. Fingers can also
be used to smooth grout and *** gloves are suggested to protect
your skin from the drying grout. After the grouting is finished, use
cotton swabs to clean the frame and shine the tiles. Allow the grout
to dry for about 24 hours before proceeding.

Next, paint the wooden frame. I chose an acrylic water-based paint,
but almost any paint can be used. Be sure to give your project two
coats to ensure an even color, and avoid accidentally getting paint on
the grouted area. Paint on grout is very difficult to remove.

After the paint has dried, glue the mirror to the wooden circle.
Detail the frame using contrasting colors. For this step, I chose to
use a gold enamel paint, but again, almost any type of paint will
work. When the detailing has dried, coat the entire frame with lacquer
or clear gloss to give the project a finished look.

 
 
 

Ceramic Tile Mosaic - Make a mirror framed in mosaic tiles wtih this step by step illustrated tutorial.

Post by Crotch Crikets Pnat » Mon, 26 May 2003 06:33:30



Quote:

>CREATING A MOSAIC TILE PROJECT

>HOW TO BUILD A FRAMED MIRROR

>by Carrie Payne

>For Images please go to:
><a href="http://www.FoundCollection.com/;>www.imaginationstreet.com</A>

>For the mirror featured in this article, the following supplies were
>used:

>wooden base
>2" wooden circle
>2" mirror
>glue that adheres to both wood and ceramic tile
>ceramic tiles
>paint
>picture hanger
>grout

>When choosing a base for mosaic tile work, artists have two
>options--plaster or wood. This project utilizes wooden bases. The
>wooden base you select should be large enough to hold the desired
>tiles and mirror and have a raised edge to provide a frame around the
>project. The two bases that I found were actually labeled "candle
>holders" at the craft store but they are perfect for this project.

>To begin with, nail the picture hanger to the back of the base. It's
>best to complete this step before any gluing or grouting occurs. The
>rough blows of the hammer could prove jarring enough to dislodge tiles
>or crack grout.

>Once the hanger is in place, glue the 2" wooden circle in the exact
>spot the mirror should be. This circle simply serves to elevate the
>mirror above the level of the grout.

>After the wooden circle is in place, practice arranging the tiles
>until the perfect design is found. Glue the tiles in place, using a
>glue that will adhere to wood and ceramic material. (School glue seems
>to work just fine.)

>Now be prepared to get a little messy with the grout. In a disposable
>dish, add water slowly to the grout mix, stirring continuously with a
>disposable spoon. The appropriate ratio of grout mix to water should
>be between 3:1 and 2:1. I found that thin grout is easier to smooth
>out beause of its liquid-like consistency, and I recommend that the
>grout mix resemble thin pancake batter.

>As you grout around the tiles, don't worry about making a mess. In
>fact, expect your tiles to be covered by the end, as grout is very
>easily removed before it dries. Spoon the grout into larger spots and
>use your fingers to press grout into smaller areas. Fingers can also
>be used to smooth grout and *** gloves are suggested to protect
>your skin from the drying grout. After the grouting is finished, use
>cotton swabs to clean the frame and shine the tiles. Allow the grout
>to dry for about 24 hours before proceeding.

>Next, paint the wooden frame. I chose an acrylic water-based paint,
>but almost any paint can be used. Be sure to give your project two
>coats to ensure an even color, and avoid accidentally getting paint on
>the grouted area. Paint on grout is very difficult to remove.

>After the paint has dried, glue the mirror to the wooden circle.
>Detail the frame using contrasting colors. For this step, I chose to
>use a gold enamel paint, but again, almost any type of paint will
>work. When the detailing has dried, coat the entire frame with lacquer
>or clear gloss to give the project a finished look.

OOOoooOOOO tanks loads fer this recipe.  I nowe plan to make a mosaicked bra and
thong so when I sit out in my gardin, I weill looke stylish!

Mebbe sum mosaicked go-go boots two!

attention sig line coming........
the smarter you are, the more people hate you.

 
 
 

Ceramic Tile Mosaic - Make a mirror framed in mosaic tiles wtih this step by step illustrated tutorial.

Post by Crotch Crikets Pnat » Mon, 26 May 2003 07:46:18


Quote:

>On Sat, 24 May 2003 17:33:30 -0400, Crotch Crikets Pnats wrote

>> OOOoooOOOO tanks loads fer this recipe.  I nowe plan to make a mosaicked bra
>> and thong so when I sit out in my gardin, I weill looke stylish!

>> Mebbe sum mosaicked go-go boots two!

>I see you're back, although I suspect you never left.

I din't no u poested in misc.creativity?

no, I hace been too busy to reed rec.beads. Do you wanna know what I hace been
doing?

Quote:

>Please, please post a pic of the mosaic underwear (NOT with you in it,
>please).

teh go go boots too?

Quote:
>Kathy N-V

>> attention sig line coming........ the smarter you are, the more people hate
>> you.

>You think?  I disagree -- there are many smart people here who aren't hated,
>and as far as I know, no one hates me.  (draw you own conclusions as far as
>that goes)

It's just a sig

attention sig line coming........
the smarter you are, the more people hate you.

 
 
 

Ceramic Tile Mosaic - Make a mirror framed in mosaic tiles wtih this step by step illustrated tutorial.

Post by Kandice Seebe » Mon, 26 May 2003 11:13:48


She doesn't - but this post was cross posted to rec.crafts.beads, so we all
saw it.

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http://www.lampwork.net


Quote:

> I din't no u poested in misc.creativity?

> no, I hace been too busy to reed rec.beads. Do you wanna know what I hace
been
> doing?

 
 
 

Ceramic Tile Mosaic - Make a mirror framed in mosaic tiles wtih this step by step illustrated tutorial.

Post by Crotch Crikets Pnat » Mon, 26 May 2003 13:15:23


Quote:

>She doesn't - but this post was cross posted to rec.crafts.beads, so we all
>saw it.

Glad you can speek for her. But nobody asked either one of you to respond so
*** off.

attention sig line coming........
the smarter you are, the more people hate you.

 
 
 

Ceramic Tile Mosaic - Make a mirror framed in mosaic tiles wtih this step by step illustrated tutorial.

Post by Kandice Seebe » Mon, 26 May 2003 15:46:01


Whatever.

--
Kandice Seeber
Air & Earth Designs
http://www.FoundCollection.com/


Quote:


> >She doesn't - but this post was cross posted to rec.crafts.beads, so we
all
> >saw it.

> Glad you can speek for her. But nobody asked either one of you to respond
so
> *** off.

> attention sig line coming........
> the smarter you are, the more people hate you.

 
 
 

Ceramic Tile Mosaic - Make a mirror framed in mosaic tiles wtih this step by step illustrated tutorial.

Post by Kalera Stratto » Tue, 27 May 2003 00:30:24




Quote:

> >She doesn't - but this post was cross posted to rec.crafts.beads, so we all
> >saw it.

> Glad you can speek for her. But nobody asked either one of you to respond so
> *** off.

> attention sig line coming........
> the smarter you are, the more people hate you.

Ugh. One of *those*. Dime a dozen... goodbye.

<plonk>

--
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Mom of Juliet, 5, Sam, 3, and Ophelia, EDD 6/1/03
Wife of the incomparable Moxley of www.spaceplex.com

 
 
 

Ceramic Tile Mosaic - Make a mirror framed in mosaic tiles wtih this step by step illustrated tutorial.

Post by Crotch Crikets Pnat » Tue, 27 May 2003 03:37:51


Quote:




>> >She doesn't - but this post was cross posted to rec.crafts.beads, so we all
>> >saw it.

>> Glad you can speek for her. But nobody asked either one of you to respond so
>> *** off.

>> attention sig line coming........
>> the smarter you are, the more people hate you.

>Ugh. One of *those*. Dime a dozen... goodbye.

><plonk>

Another no account moron trying to say something.

No thanks, Your price of a dime for a dozen ***s is just way overpriced.

attention sig line coming........
the smarter you are, the more people hate you.

 
 
 

Ceramic Tile Mosaic - Make a mirror framed in mosaic tiles wtih this step by step illustrated tutorial.

Post by Diana Curti » Tue, 27 May 2003 09:29:23


If that is true, then the converse must apply, and he must be the most well
loved person on earth!
Diana

--
http://photos.yahoo.com/lunamom44

Quote:
> attention sig line coming........
> the smarter you are, the more people hate you.

 
 
 

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Post by Karlee in Kansa » Tue, 27 May 2003 09:01:01


I was thinking the same thing...I just didn't want to be the first to say
it!

"If ignorance is bliss, why aren't there more happy people in the world???"

Karlee in Kansas

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| If that is true, then the converse must apply, and he must be the most
well
| loved person on earth!
| Diana
|
| --
| http://photos.yahoo.com/lunamom44
|
|
| > attention sig line coming........
| > the smarter you are, the more people hate you.
|
|

 
 
 

Ceramic Tile Mosaic - Make a mirror framed in mosaic tiles wtih this step by step illustrated tutorial.

Post by ¤ » Wed, 28 May 2003 18:24:11



plenty o' tantrum space on Sun, 25 May 2003 06:46:01 GMT, just before
he/she/it started convulsing, foaming at the mouf and wailing as such:

Quote:
>Whatever.

pleece fourgift mine mumbly-pegging mine whey intwo dis conforsatshun,
***eye wuz jis wunderink...

shuddint thay're bea ah spayse bettweeen teh "what" aund teh "ever"?

teh fourmor mistah pnats

--
just when my ant farm started showing a profit,
an ant bank foreclosed on it.

Quote:
>--
>Kandice Seeber
>Air & Earth Designs
>http://www.FoundCollection.com/




>> >She doesn't - but this post was cross posted to rec.crafts.beads, so we
>all
>> >saw it.

>> Glad you can speek for her. But nobody asked either one of you to respond
>so
>> *** off.

>> attention sig line coming........
>> the smarter you are, the more people hate you.

 
 
 

Ceramic Tile Mosaic - Make a mirror framed in mosaic tiles wtih this step by step illustrated tutorial.

Post by ¤ » Wed, 28 May 2003 18:25:32



plenty o' tantrum space on Sun, 25 May 2003 15:30:24 GMT, just before
he/she/it started convulsing, foaming at the mouf and wailing as such:

Quote:



>> >She doesn't - but this post was cross posted to rec.crafts.beads, so we all
>> >saw it.

>> Glad you can speek for her. But nobody asked either one of you to respond so
>> *** off.

>> attention sig line coming........
>> the smarter you are, the more people hate you.

>Ugh. One of *those*. Dime a dozen... goodbye.

><plonk>

just couldn't make it to the port-o-let, eh? please clean up the
buttnugget you've just 'plonked' on the floor.

--
At any time, at any place, our snipers can drop you. Have a nice day.

 
 
 

Ceramic Tile Mosaic - Make a mirror framed in mosaic tiles wtih this step by step illustrated tutorial.

Post by Crotch Crikets Pnat » Thu, 29 May 2003 01:30:23


Quote:


>plenty o' tantrum space on Sun, 25 May 2003 06:46:01 GMT, just before
>he/she/it started convulsing, foaming at the mouf and wailing as such:

>>Whatever.

>pleece fourgift mine mumbly-pegging mine whey intwo dis conforsatshun,
>***eye wuz jis wunderink...

>shuddint thay're bea ah spayse bettweeen teh "what" aund teh "ever"?

>teh fourmor mistah pnats

I tinkk yer rite. It shoold bee What ever.  I don't tinkk I wood hace put a
periode at teh end eider.

~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~

Please be advised:  I am a bot and u are a parte of my sociology experiment.

 
 
 

Ceramic Tile Mosaic - Make a mirror framed in mosaic tiles wtih this step by step illustrated tutorial.

Post by Crotch Crikets Pnat » Thu, 29 May 2003 01:32:37


Quote:


>plenty o' tantrum space on Sun, 25 May 2003 15:30:24 GMT, just before
>he/she/it started convulsing, foaming at the mouf and wailing as such:




>>> >She doesn't - but this post was cross posted to rec.crafts.beads, so we all
>>> >saw it.

>>> Glad you can speek for her. But nobody asked either one of you to respond so
>>> *** off.

>>> attention sig line coming........
>>> the smarter you are, the more people hate you.

>>Ugh. One of *those*. Dime a dozen... goodbye.

>><plonk>

>just couldn't make it to the port-o-let, eh? please clean up the
>buttnugget you've just 'plonked' on the floor.

Notee teh pacifier in hers emale. Using pacifieers and plonking buttnuggets iz
not berry neighborlee in deese partz.

Hers shood at leest says sumting like pardon ma buttnugget!

~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~

Please be advised:  I am a bot and u are a parte of my sociology experiment.

 
 
 

Ceramic Tile Mosaic - Make a mirror framed in mosaic tiles wtih this step by step illustrated tutorial.

Post by ¤ » Thu, 29 May 2003 13:54:19


i made damn certain to give Crotch Crikets Pnats

2003 11:32:37 -0500, just before he/she/it started convulsing, foaming
at the mouf and wailing as such:

Quote:


>>plenty o' tantrum space on Sun, 25 May 2003 15:30:24 GMT, just before
>>he/she/it started convulsing, foaming at the mouf and wailing as such:




>>>> >She doesn't - but this post was cross posted to rec.crafts.beads, so we all
>>>> >saw it.

>>>> Glad you can speek for her. But nobody asked either one of you to respond so
>>>> *** off.

>>>> attention sig line coming........
>>>> the smarter you are, the more people hate you.

>>>Ugh. One of *those*. Dime a dozen... goodbye.

>>><plonk>

>>just couldn't make it to the port-o-let, eh? please clean up the
>>buttnugget you've just 'plonked' on the floor.

>Notee teh pacifier in hers emale. Using pacifieers and plonking buttnuggets iz
>not berry neighborlee in deese partz.

>Hers shood at leest says sumting like pardon ma buttnugget!

taht wood knott bodder mie onne bitt. eye onlee woree whn they sae
"pardon muh SNAILTRAkK"!!1

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>~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~

>Please be advised:  I am a bot and u are a parte of my sociology experiment.