Mosaic

Sprayed Glass Mosaic Frame

for  Craft Marketing Connections, Inc.

size: frame, 11-1/2"x13-1/2"; vase, size varies

  • Sprayed Glass Mosaic Frame

Materials

  • FloraCraft Make It: Fun Foam Block, 11-15/16”x17-15/16”x15/16”
  • Sheet glass, 11”x14”, six
  • Cylinder glass vase, 1-3/4”x7-1/2”
  • Millefiori glass gems, 1/4” to 1/2”, 20
  • FloraCraft Design It: SimpleStyle Burlap Roll, 18”-wide
  • Plate stand or easel

Tools

  • FloraCraft Make It: Fun Foam Cutter, Smooth Finish
  • Tack hammer
  • Design Master TintIT Multi-Use Transparent Dye: Strawberry, Plum, Pinkolicious, Chartreuse, Jade, Sunflower

Basic Supplies

  • rubber gloves and safety goggles, heavy-duty freezer storage bag, yardstick, serrated knife, palette knife or craft stick, fine-tip permanent marker, pencil and white scrap paper
  • 1. Measure and cut foam to 11-1/2"x13-1/2" using Foam Cutter. Measure and cut 4½"x6½" center opening in foam 2-1/2" from top and left side. Tape paper sheets together to form 11-1/2"x13-1/2" design template. Align frame on top of template; mark opening on paper in pencil.
  • 2. Spray each sheet of glass with two light coats of TintIT color following manufacturer's instructions. Repeat using other TintIT colors on remaining sheets of glass. Let all dry. Wearing gloves and goggles, slide sheet of painted glass into plastic bag with painted side up. Position glass on hard surface; tap glass with hammer. See Tip at beginning of instructions. Repeat for all colors.
  • 3. Fill in template with glass pieces and millefiori gems (flower centers). Build large and small flowers leaving 1/8" space between pieces for grout. Fill in open spaces with Chartreuse and Sunflower glass.
  • 4. Apply 1/8" layer of Smooth Finish to frame surfaces in 4"x4" areas using palette knife. Working in from one corner, transfer mosaic pieces to frame, pressing glass down into Smooth Finish until glass edges are covered. Continue working in small areas until frame is covered; let dry. Tape photo to frame back; set in easel.
  • Tip
  • 1. Spray vase with two coats of Plum; let dry. Arrange flowers in vase and drape burlap over display area creating a colorful tablescape.