It begins like this! Marni invited me over to make mosaic tile pictures today, a craft I have never done before. After you sketch o simple outline on a board, you smash some tiles up for your pieces. You glue them onto the board with a special adhesive and try to cover the board...it's like a puzzle.
Mine is supposed to be a teacup on a saucer. It was a small board so it was a bit of a challenge for me. Well, it would have been a challenge even with a bigger board. You learn with your first try and you don't have to be perfect with this project.
The master at work...my friend and teacher Marni. She is an awesome high school teacher. She did this project with her students! I wish I would have had an art teacher like her when I went to school.
Fellow students for the day...Marni's sister Erin and niece Emi. Emi made wonderful turtle.
A wonderful ocean wave for this little outside table was Marni's creation. Isn't it just great and I love the movement. You can almost hear the roar of the sea!
The next step is to cover the board with a sand grout and let it dry followed by cleaning the tiles off with a wet cloth. When it's completely dry and clean, you polish the tiles with a clean, soft cloth.
I'm anxious to make another one now that I really know what to do and what NOT to do!
Thanks Marni for the lesson and for introducing me to a brand new craft! Great for summer garden items.