Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Side trip: mosaic artwork

Gage gave me the most incredible gift for Christmas: a mirrored mosaic wall hanging. He even made the ceramic tiles to break and arrange on the piece.

I was inspired by it and asked if he would supervise some mosaic work at home. We went to Home Depot and got MDF pieces and wood switchplate covers, wood glue, and mirrored tiles to use. Then we added some of my glass pieces from the workbench in the garage and glass marbles from the craft store to the pile of materials and we were ready to get started.

We broke the mirrored tile into pieces and each worked on or own project. Ben and Gage both picked a large piece of MDF to work with and I started with a switchplate cover. We glued the glass, mirrors, and marbles down and let them dry overnight.

The next day, we grouted the pieces and let them cure for a couple of days. Here is Gage's finished piece (it's hard to take a good picture of something made of mirrors without losing the details to the reflection!!)

Another view of the same wall hanging...I love the tree reflected in this one, even though it doesn't show the piece that well.

We still have to put the finishing touches on the other two pieces, but we had a great time hanging out together and working on our crafts at the dining room table. We will definitely do more of these!


  1. These are FABULOUS!!! You are such an ispiration! I love that it was a family thing too - great to do something together. :)


  2. Thanks, Janice! We really did have a great time...and are already plotting our next mosaic projects!