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Supplies for making a mosaic

You’ll need: monflex glue, tiles, 1 x tile nippers, 2 x glass and tile cutters, wire and buttons for hanging, polystyrene ball, 2 x ice cream sticks, 2 x small plastic containers, 1 x ice cream container (or similar), 1 x spatula, 1 x Kemgrout Flexible grouting.

We also recommend using safety glasses, and a dust mask if you’re sensitive to dust.

To create your own tile colours, paint the tile your chosen Resene shade and seal with Resene Uracryl. Allow to dry and then cut the tile into pieces.

Step 1Step 1
Draw your design on the polystyrene ball.

Step 2Step 2
Cut your tiles into the appropriate shapes using the tile nippers.

Step 3Step 3
Cut the mirror using the glass and tile cutters.

Step 4Step 4
Glue and place tiles, mirror etc.

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This is the decorated ball prior to grouting.

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Apply grout, using the spatula to push it into the gaps between the tiles. Do not use too much grout and continuously wipe away any excess, so there is only a thin layer of grout over tiles. Leave until grout is dry.

Step 7Step 7
Polish off excess grout on the tiles with a soft rag.

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Your complete mosaicked garden ornament.

words: With thanks to Toni Mason, Mosaica
pictures: Lucent* Media

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