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First GOG mosaic, please help!

Posted by lvalle1 (My Page) on
Tue, Dec 16, 08 at 22:25

Hi I am making my first GOG mosaic window. I am even new to making mosaics, i have done a few small pieces though. Basically it is going to sit in a frame in my basement window. The window is 32 inches by 37 inches, but i am breaking it down to be 2 pieces split in the middle horizontally. I have a grape vine design at the top with a wine barrel, wine glasses, and wine bottle in the bottom half. All these main pieces are shapes that i cut and grinded. The background is textured clear glass tesserae.

My first Question is what glue should i use since this window will have light coming through it? I want it to dry clear obviously, but want something i can buy at Home Depot that wont be hard to work with or expensive (if possible).

What kind of grout should i get? Do i get this at a Home Depot too?

Any tips for when i grout on textured glass? Like with the clean up of it.

Tips for the best method of gluing and grouting?

Help please.....THANKS :)

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RE: First GOG mosaic, please help!

You might look at this thread. The silicone you can get athome Depot, the others you can order online. Maryland mosaics carries them

I've also seen these two recommended ( but it hasn't been posted here)they can be found at local stores. I haven't tried either one of these

Polyseamseal the Tub & Tile Ultra in the Clear

DAP Kwik Seal Kitchen & Bath (clear)

Here is a link that might be useful: Linlees GOG glue test

RE: First GOG mosaic, please help!

Thanks for sending me that link! It was very helpful. I have also heard about Lexel? How is that? Looks like my best options for my indoor GOG window would be GE11?

I am on a bit if a timeline. Will i be able to grout after 24 hours of gluing with GE11?

RE: First GOG mosaic, please help!

Why are you using two pieces of glass. I see all kinds of problems doing it that way. You should be able to pick up some wellbond at a local stained glass hop or off the net. It dries crystal clear and doesnt ooze up through the gaps. I havent done a glass on glass yet but the one I am planning I wont grout. Ill just cut the glass to fit tightly.

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