Free Nest Mosaic Home Decor Project Guide


  • Tile grids make layout quick and easy
  • Add more detail and interest with colorants
  • Tile assortments provide a variety of colors to get you started


MATERIALS CHECKLIST
  • 3/8" Classico Glass Tile Mix - 1 Lb
  • 3/8" Denim Glass Tile Mix - 1/2 Lb
  • 3/8" Desert Glass Tile Mix - 1/2 Lb
  • Tile Grid - 3/8"
  • Colorants - Blue, Green, Terra Cotta, Black
  • Basic Mosaic Supplies
 
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1. Mix 4 parts water to 1 part Weldbond into a small container.
2. Apply an even, liberal coat of the mixture to your project area surface with a brush. This coating is to seal the porous surface from moisture ensuring optimal adhesion.
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3. Layout the design onto the project area. Play with design and colors until you're satisfied.
Delphi Tip: Print a copy of your inspiration so it's easier reference when arranging, much like using the box top when putting together a puzzle.
4. Transfer the tiles to your work surface and glue in place with undilluted Weldbond.
 
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5. Mix the grout and water in a container. The mixture should be the consistancy of cake or brownie batter.
6. Separately stir a small amount of mixed cement with the desired amount of colorants into smaller containers for each color you wish to use.
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7. Work the grout into the gaps between the tiles.
Delphi Tip: Where two colors meet make sure the grout is packed well, otherwise there will be a gap in the grout line when it dries.
8. Carefully wipe away the excess grout with a damp sponge.