Interested in becoming a NO Days Featured Artist?

Interested in becoming a NO Days Featured Artist?

Want to share your artwork made using NO Days products with the world? We want to help you promote your work! We love seeing the various ways artists are using NO Days products! We share our Featured Artist spotlight with our newsletter subscribers, our Facebook friends and fans, on our Featured Artist Page and right here on our blog, linking back to your website.

Simply send an email to with the subject: Featured Artist. Be sure to include your name, email address, and website (if you have one) along with a brief bio and pictures of yourself and your artwork made with NO Days Products. Not sure what to include in a bio? Tell us how you became interested in playing with glass or crafts. How about where you get your inspiration? Oh! And don't forget to tell us why you love using NO Days!

Monday, February 25, 2013

Featured Artist ~ Merle Bouffard of Merle Art Design

Merle Bouffard is the artist and designer behind Merle Art Design. She specializes in custom elements for the home including furniture, Italian glass and marble mosaic, and wall art. "I love providing decorators or home-owners something that has personal meaning as well as serving as a functional piece of art. "
Merle Bouffard and a custom back splash she created using No Days Mosaic Mesh
Merle enjoys using heat activated No Days Mosaic Mesh for mounting her mosaics because "it is great for delicate glass mosaics, but is also strong enough to hold the marble pieces together as well." She also likes to stabilize her intricate mosaics further by "front mounting with paper and back mounting with the No Days Mosaic Mesh. It is the way to go!"  

Gorgeous bathroom with matching dogwood mosaics
For the Dogwood Mosaic in the picture above, Merle used a similar technique. "It was an intricate glass mosaic of Dogwood flowers for a shower floor installation. It was 4' x 4'. The mosaic was so complex, I really didn't want to separate it into too many pieces to install. I face mounted it with paper then turned it over and back mounted it with the No Days Mosaic Mesh. I used the heat gun you sent that allowed instant adhesion with no disturbing of the tiles. It was great!! My installer applied a skin coat of thinset as well and let it dry. We were able to lift and maneuver a very large piece without losing one piece of glass. I'm so glad I found this product. It is the answer for so many problems and frustrations I've had in the past."

Merle is a prolific designer and creator; check out more of her work with No Days Mesh here. To see more of her designs for the home, including wall art and tables, visit
Merle Bouffard's "Tree of Life" ~ 8' x 12' ~
Italian glass, steel, copper, No Days Mosaic Mesh

Pictured above is an 8 foot by 12 foot "Tree of Life" mosaic Merle created using No Days Mesh, Italian glass, patinated steel, and copper.  She shares more of the process here.


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