Venetian Glass Tile

kittyjhgMay 4, 2008

New to this so... here's the question- Want to mosaic wood tabletop and saw venetian glass tiles. I want opaque look, so how would that look? Am going to also mix with some diamond shaped that is the regular kind of glass from Mosaic Tile Mania. I like to take the diamond shapes and make flowers with them. Have to buy mine precut 'cos have "arthur hands" and I'd probably cut my fingers off if I tried to cut my own! LOL

Jeanette from Mississippi

P.S. If any of you have used venetian glass would love to see your pics.

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platebreaker

I used to love working with vitreous (venetian) tiles (mostly 3/4"). Here is my Flickr link - the first 3 projects are mosaiced totally in vit. Stained glass is sometimes thinner than vit so you may have to build it up so it is level for a table top.

http://flickr.com/photos/88594345@N00/

    Bookmark   May 4, 2008 at 8:44PM
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platebreaker

OK - so I posted without thoroughly reading your post - "wood table". Hopefully this will be used indoors only! Wood just isn't mosaic-friendly! Yes, you can use marine ply (5 ply thick) but wood on the verticle isn't good for a mosaic. If you still want to use this (for indoors), you will need to score and seal the wood before mosaicing (slap me if you already knew this - ;) - I like to use Kilz (water-based).
Jane

    Bookmark   May 4, 2008 at 8:55PM
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kittyjhg

EEK, no, Platebreaker, I was going to use it under a covered patio. Actually, it's really a chair minus the back that I "dumpster-dived". It's very thick since it was a chair. I just really wanted to make something nice out of something that no one wanted. I kind of felt sorry for it, all alone it the garbage. LOL I was going to paint the legs a very bright color. Maybe, I should just sand it off and just paint it instead. Jeanette

    Bookmark   May 4, 2008 at 10:59PM
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shrty411

Wood absorbs moisture ...causing your tiles to pop off. No matter how much you seal it ( just takes longer sometimes)

There is a height difference between vit. tiles and stained glass, so that can be an issue, too.

    Bookmark   May 5, 2008 at 1:10AM
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