How to Create a Unique Glass Mosaic

by Leslee Hill

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  • Tempered safety glass
  • Acrylic, glass, mirrored or wood background
  • Colored or tissue paper, glass paint or stickers
  • Sobo glue
  • Premixed adhesive & grout
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Order a sheet of tempered safety glass from any glass shop. They will often donate a chipped or mis-ordered piece. Bundle the glass in old rags, lay on a tarp and hit in the middle with a hammer.

    Step 2

    The glass will shatter in a variety of ways. The main pieces will have a crackle effect. The impact of the hammer produces long shards without the crackle effect.

    Step 3

    On a piece of acrylic, glass, mirror or wood get creative with colored paper or glass paint. Here I am using strips of tissue paper glued (Sobo Glue) to a piece of clear acrylic.

    Step 4

    Glue the glass to the background on top of the design. I used the strips of glass to make the rays stand out. Just a few dots of glue on the glass shards works best. Too much glue will dry cloudy.

    Step 5

    The last step is to grout your piece with a pre-mixed adhesive & grout and wipe it clean. I'd love to see your versions on Twitter or Instagram @ezbngrn. Thank you for checking out my guide.