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Craft Challenged Needs Help!

Posted by maredog (My Page) on
Wed, Jul 9, 08 at 2:07

I am so not crafty but doing a mosaic looks like something I may be able to handle! I have lots of ceramic and glass tile leftover from our kichen and bath remodel and I want to start by trying to mosaic a terra cotta pot. I have searched for instructions and I am not sure if I should just glue the pieces on or if I need thinset? I guess I need to water proof the inside of the pot? I went to Michaels but they didn't have much in that section and the clerk was more clueless than me. Any product suggestions or advice will be appreciated!

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RE: Craft Challenged Needs Help!

You can get thinset in small quantities at tile stores, Lowes or Home Depot. I recommend thinset. Read some of these threads by FLAGTRUCK on how she waterproofs her pots. Also Google tutorials on "how to mosaic". Try this one first. Ooops - this opens on the tool page, but as you can see, you can click on several other instructions. Do some reading of this forum - there is a lot of information from these artists.
The Joy of Shards

RE: Craft Challenged Needs Help!

That about says it all!
Don't be nervous, don't hold back, if it seems like a good idea, go with it. This isn't life threatning, but it could sure make your life happier!
Get started, you will have a great time, and don't forget the pictures.

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