beginner mosaic class project

herselfJune 9, 2009

I've been asked to teach a class doing a small pique assiette project that can be completed during a one night class. My problem is that I always let my project dry overnight before grouting it. Is there an ahesive I could use that is quick drying so they could grout that same evening. (A "safe" adhesive) Otherwise I suppose I could mosaic a sample project ahead of time, and then after they finished their project I could just do a demo of the grouting on the sample.

I thought of a tile or maybe a flower pot for a beginners project, but I'm open to other ideas. I have never done a class on this before.

Herself

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kraftkrazy

according to the no daze mosaic adhesive people you are supposed to be able to grout as soon as it cools off. havent tried it yet tho

    Bookmark   June 9, 2009 at 7:05PM
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wackyweeder

There is a method using mastic...by laurie mika? where you lay a bed of mastic and smoosh the pieces into it, therefore grouting it as you go-Im not sure how long the mastic takes to set up. Thinset I spose would work too, again I dont know how long it takes to set up.
Aside from that, silicone sets up quickly and even though you are supposed to wait, I have grouted within hours of using it. on a simple flat tile or something it should work. Do a test piece and give it a shot.

    Bookmark   June 9, 2009 at 7:33PM
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texaswild

Exactly what WACKY said was gonna be my suggestion - push and sqush. We'd make a team, WACKY.

    Bookmark   June 10, 2009 at 8:00AM
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Calamity_J

Then send em to us!lol! You get em hooked...we'll take over! Bwahahaha!

    Bookmark   June 10, 2009 at 10:58AM
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herself

Thanks for the advise - I'll try a test project to see how soon I can grout. Yes, after I hook 'em with the beginner's project I'll send them to you guys to reel them in! LOL
Herself

    Bookmark   June 10, 2009 at 5:46PM
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nicethyme

Goodluck and please let us know what works best for ya

    Bookmark   June 10, 2009 at 7:43PM
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fiddlekate

Herself...

Here is a link that might be useful: Conversation (Treasure Hunt) stepping/garden stones

    Bookmark   June 10, 2009 at 8:28PM
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