Mosaic

Mosaic Flowerpot

By  Lauren DiSanza  for  Diamond Tech

size: 5-1/2"x4"

  • Mosaic Flowerpot
  • Different View

Materials

  • Terra cotta pot, 5-1/2” tall
  • Diamond Tech Jennifer’s Mosaics Venetian Glass Tile Mix, 3/4”: Grassy Greens, Denim
  • Diamond Tech Mosaic Dots Variety Mix

Tools

  • Diamond Tech Jennifer’s Mosaics Wheeled Glass Nippers and Mosaic Elements Kit (or sponge, mixing cup and spoon, measuring cup, safety glasses)
  • Diamond Tech Jennifer’s Mosaics White Grout, 2 lb.
  • Eclectic Products E6000 Industrial Strength Adhesive

Basic Supplies

  • latex or work gloves, sponge, newspaper or kraft paper, container of water, bag of beans or rice, soft cloth

Pattern - Mosaic Flowerpot

  • 1. Print out full-size patterns. Position pattern on protected work surface. Wearing safety glasses, nip Mosaic Dots and lightest Grassy Green tiles to fit flower and stem layout, keeping 1/8" spaces between pieces for grout. Nip some Mosaic Dots in half creating thinner petal shapes while keeping some Mosaic Dots whole for fuller, larger flowers.
  • 2. Position pot on side on bag of beans to prevent it from rolling. Adhere flowers and stems in place using E6000; let set five minutes before rotating pot and continuing. Alternate flower height and color to add interest.
  • 3. When flowers are finished, nip darker green tiles into blades of grass. Nip each tile into three or four pieces while holding nipper at angle to create random curved lines. Adhere at bottom of pot between flowers, making grass 1"-1-1/2" tall.
  • 4. Nip three lightest blue tiles from Denim mix into small rectangles cutting eight pieces from each tile. To do this, nip tile in half, then nip each half into quarters. Adhere blue tiles in horizontal rows to fill in remaining spaces on pot. Let dry overnight.
  • 5. Follow manufacturer's instructions to mix one cup of grout with 1/3 cup water to peanut butter consistency using craft stick in disposable bowl. With gloved hand, smooth grout over tile, filling in crevices. Create beveled edge around rim of pot by angling finger and smoothing with fingertip. Remove as much excess grout with hand as possible. Let grout set for 10 minutes. Dispose of excess grout in trash receptacle.
  • 6. Dampen sponge and remove grout haze from tiles using even pressure. Let mosaic set overnight. When dry, buff tiles smooth with soft cloth.