Beaux- quet ( craft )
I bought the coloured tiles from Bunnings and a huge bag of white mosaics from the opp shop too. Mosaics need to be stuck on with strong PVA glue and a 3mm gap in between each tile to allow the grout to sit in between.
The grout needs to be mixed up like thick porridge in an old container. I used a spatula to help layer it over the tiles. The glued tiles do need to dry solid first so they don’t move when you put the grout on top.
Once the grout dries a bit ( NOT fully dry ) you need to carefully wipe the excess off the top of the surface of the tiles, leaving the grout to sink into the grooves between the tiles. This is done with a damp sponge that has had all the excess water squeezed out of it.
Because the whole mosaic project was such a success we did it at my home schooling art class I run on a Wednesday morning.
Some of the kids put black ink in their grout. Yellow also worked well. Next time we will do pink grout ( for the little girls).
It was so much fun and a successful craft project , I have decided to do a mirror ball with mirror tiles and a flower pot with shells and mosaics grouted into the surface. Watch this space….