Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Mosaic on Mesh
Here's how to create a mesh mosaic. First we have an old wooden cutting board. Any hard, flat surface will do. Cover that with a large baggie (trimmed and opened up so that it is one flat layer). Tape the baggie securely to the board. Under the baggie I placed a white piece of paper the size I want the finished mosaic to be. I'm using that as a guide. On top of the baggie, I have laid a piece of mesh. I take a tile and butter it with a dab of glue and attach it to the mesh. When it's all done, I will wait until the glue is dry and then carefully peel up the entire mesh mosaic from the baggie. Voila, I have a mosaic that is ready to be glued to a surface and then grouted.
This mosaic will be installed at the J.H. Messina Children's Center in Fort Myers, Florida. The Center is transforming their outdoor environment into a Natural Playscape and several outdoor walls will be covered with mosaic work (of which this will be a tiny piece).