Need Help Please

mzclassicSeptember 25, 2009

I bought two brand new service trays at the thrift store. These are wood with brown leather over them. Is is possible to mosaic the inside of the trays and do I have to do anything special to the leather other than clean with alcohol real good? Any help would be appreciated.

Donna in Florida

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silvamae

Donna, I don't know for sure, but I am going to chime in here and say Yes. If the leather is secure to the wood (is it glued?) and doesn't more around. I have used leather as tesserae before and had no problems. Example, I did a picture frame with turquoise and silver pieces and then wound a braided leather bolo through the other pieces and it grouted beautifully, the grout didn't crack and it worked fine.

    Bookmark   September 25, 2009 at 11:59PM
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mzclassic

Thanks Silva, yes it looks like it is secured real well. They are such pretty trays and has a nice gold inlay around the outside. I'm gonna give it a try I think.

Donna in Florida

    Bookmark   September 26, 2009 at 3:41AM
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