Do you consider yourself artsy? Do you love to create and craft art ton display around your home? Are you looking for a new project to liven up your home?
If you are looking for something new, you may consider creating custom mosaics out of glass tiles. Believe it or not, glass mosaics date back to 300 years before the birth of Jesus Christ. If you’re looking to create a project with an extra special touch, tiles are the tools you need. With tiles you can create things like a sea turtle mosaic, a mermaid mosaic or even fish mosaic tile. The possibilities really are endless.
There are many benefits to using tiles, whether you’re using them for flooring or a creative art project. They look good, instantly livening up a room and are available in many colors and styles. They’re easy to maintain, requiring a wipe down now and then to stay clean and they are also resistant to many types of mold and chemical damage. They’re very flexible and can be used in a variety of ways as you put your project together. You can use them as border or frames or use them to create a beautiful picture such as an animal or a landscape. Tiles are also eco-friendly and are great choice of material if you’re trying to make your home a little more green.
Here are some helpful tips and trips you can use as you make your own custom mosaics:
- Figure out how much tile you might need before you start. You don’t want to end up short as you work on your project and it’s always better to have a little extra. You can find tile calculators online to help determine how much you might need.
- As you cut tile, hold it over the space you’re going to put it in order to better visualize where it’s going to go. You can visually the cut you’ll need to make or you mark it off with a marker.
- Keep a container nearby as you cut to put discarded shards. The last thing you want is to end up with a bunch of cuts and scrapes from shards in your work space.
- To avoid empty spaces between tiles, work out your tile placement beforehand or remove tiles. As you work you may be tempted to fill in spaces with smaller pieces of tile, but this might cause your custom mosaics to look a little disjointed. Ultimately, you’re trying to make the whole piece flow together.
- If you’re using different grout colors as you make your custom mosaics, it’s best to use some tape to protect the other areas.
- When it comes time to seal the grout, make sure to move your tiles out of the way before it dries. Failure to do so can leave a film on your tiles that’s hard to get off.
- Have a container handy to store any extra tiles you have for any future projects.
If you’re looking for the next great art project, something you can put up in a bedroom or the living room, there are plenty of good reasons to put together a custom mosaic. You can make any design with any color you desire and they’re sure to liven up any room you put them in. All it takes is some creativity and a little bit of patience to create your next great art masterpiece. Not only will you be proud of what you created, but your friends and family will be impressed as well.