Centuries ago, mosaics were mostly found on walls, ceilings, and on the floors. Now, modern mosaics can be placed in different bases, even mirrors. Have you tried creating mirror mosaics? Well, if you’re interested to learn, check this out.
If you have a dull framed mirror, you can add some life to it by creating a mirror mosaic with the use of ceramic tiles. All you need is a framed mirror but just make sure that the glass is removable. Just in case your mirror doesn’t have a frame, you can use a fiberboard of medium-density and cut it to fit your mirror. Other materials for this mosaic project are tiles, ceramic plates, jewelry and accessories to adorn your mosaic; tile nipper, adhesive, 5 lb sanded grout (white) or tinted grouts, bucket, glove, spatula, soft cloth, and sponge. Once you have these materials, you can now start creating your mirror mosaic.
Place the materials on your working table. By the way, make sure that the mirror is sturdy so it can put up with the grout and ceramic’s weight. Choose an image or pattern for your mirror mosaic; choose something that is of great interest to you to keep yourself motivated to finish the work.
Sketch the pattern or image on the frame of the mirror. Wheeled nipper is better for cutting ceramic tiles; use it to cut the tiles into desired shapes and sizes. The size of the tiles should be suitable to the details of your pattern or image. Wear protective gloves and goggles.
When you’ve cut all the tile pieces, you can now arrange them over the sketched design. If you’re satisfied with the mosaic’s appearance, attach it to the frame using adhesive. Leave it to dry for a day. When the tiles are dry completely, mix the grout. Get your spatula and spread the batter-like grout over the frame. Use gloves so that you can push the grout to certain areas. Using a sponge with bit water, remove the excess grout. Do this right after applying the grout on the frame. Leave it for a couple of minutes and then polish it using a soft cloth.
Once the grout cures, you can now hang the mirror mosaic in your bedroom, living room, or even in your bathroom. Use the appropriate weight for hanging the mirror.
If you’re going to create mosaic frame for your mirror, you can use a fiberboard. Check out your local hardware store and ask the salesperson if they have a fiberboard. You can also have it cut to fit your mirror if you don’t have the right equipments at home. Bring your mirror to the store so that you can choose the right fiberboard size. Follow the same procedure as mentioned earlier when creating the mosaic. It would be best to choose a simple design especially if you’re not that good in mosaic. This is a time-consuming project and you need to be patient. Use a little of your imagination and creativity.
Mirror mosaics can add a unique touch to your home. Create one now and hand it anywhere in the house. You can even use the mirror mosaic in your office. You will be proud when someone appreciates your art work. Get the needed materials from the store and start working on your mosaic this weekend.