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.
Draw your design on the polystyrene ball.
Cut your tiles into the appropriate shapes using the tile nippers.
Cut the mirror using the glass and tile cutters.
Glue and place tiles, mirror etc.
This is the decorated ball prior to grouting.
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.
Polish off excess grout on the tiles with a soft rag.
Your complete mosaicked garden ornament.
words: With thanks to Toni Mason, Mosaica
pictures: Lucent* Media
Search Habitat Magazine Stories
If you have an idea, project or story that you think would suit Habitat, we’d love to hear from you. Please drop us an email with your details and include photos if submitting a project.
Can't find what you're looking for? Ask us!
We would love to hear from you if you wish to use Resene's images, information and ideas for social medial, blogs, newsletters and other media use. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know what you need, what it is for and how Resene will be acknowledged as the source of the content. We are happy to assist with most requests.
Our vision is to be respected as a trusted, ethical and sustainable company and acknowledged as the leading provider of innovative paint and colour technology. View Resene’s profile, Quality Policy, Environmental Policy and Health & Safety Policy.
Colours shown on this website are a representation only. Please refer to the actual paint or product sample. Resene colour charts, testpots and samples are available for ordering online. See measurements/conversions for more details on how electronic colour values are achieved.