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Introduction to 2-wheel mosaic cutters

Introduction to 2-wheel mosaic cutters

(Reproduced with kind permission of Cher Manning) The two-wheel mosaic cutter is a great tool to use – it is light, easy to use and pretty much does everything you need it to do to create a mosaic masterpiece. Following are a few tips and tricks which will make cutting tiles a whole lot easier and help you experiment with more confidence.  The cutter works very much like a scissors with the handles crossing into the cutting base with two wheels attached. A spring allows for recoil once the cut has been made and should be replaced if the...

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How to Grout

How to Grout

How to GROUT your mosaic project Mix a little bit of water at a time to your grout until you get the consistency of icing sugar or toothpaste. NB: If you’re working onto a project that’s for outdoors, you must mix a bonding liquid with your grout instead of water. Once you’ve worked all of the dry grout into a paste, smear the paste over the entire project, working the grout into the nooks and the crannies that are your grout lines. Remember to work the grout along the sides of your project too. Now, remove the excess grout from the...

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Adhesives

Adhesives

There are so many types of adhesives to use when creating a mosaic project and the surface that you choose to work onto will determine the type of adhesive that will best suit your needs. Here’s a guideline as to which surfaces require the use of which adhesives: When working onto supawood: For an indoor mosaic, you can simply use wood/craft glue. It’s relatively inexpensive, it dries clear and it comes off your tiles easily enough when you’re grouting. A tip when applying the glue to your surface, is that if the glue...

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Indirect Method – Mosaic on Mesh

Indirect Method – Mosaic on Mesh

Working onto curved surfaces or large areas can be tricky. The solution is to create the design beforehand on a sheet of fiberglass mesh, and then adhere the entire project to the chosen surface. This allows you to work at a table and create detailed designs that would otherwise be all but impossible. You can work at your own pace and enjoy the creative process. Step-by-step Choose your design and make a template of the exact size that you would like to mosaic onto paper. Draw inspiration from nature, the world around you or the internet. If...

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