While wandering through one of my favorite “I wish I could buy everything in here” stores (Pottery Barn!) I came across a bag of sea glass on sale. Blues, greens and clear glass. So pretty!
I knew I wanted try my hand at making a mosaic picture. Having never made one before though, I did my “wing it, I’ll learn as I go” approach. If I can do it… You can do it!
Here’s how I did it… After finding a picture I wanted to use, I printed it, cut it out and traced it a canvas board. Looking at the pattern on the printed seahorse, I started in the middle of the seahorse adding the green glass. I used a paintbrush and Elmer’s glue to adhere the glass to the board. It’s what I had on hand, so time will tell if it will last. I used blue sea glass for the rest of the seahorse and a pearl bead for the eye. I did have to break some of the glass in to smaller pieces. I did this by putting a few at a time into a baggie, covering it with a towel and hitting it with a hammer. Always were safety glasses!! Once I finished with the seahorse, I put the frame back on and filled in the background with the clear glass. I picked up white sanded grout at Michael’s. (Confession… I seriously considered trying spackle as a grout because it’s what I had at home. But, I didn’t want to take a chance of ruining it.) Just follow the instructions on the grout you buy. I removed the frame before I grouted, making sure the edges were filled. After the grout dried and it was “polished” clean, I thought it needed something added to the frame. I used some sisal rope and did a crochet starting chain. The rope was then glue to the side of the frame with hot glue. And that’s it! Linking to: