|How do you decide which adhesive to use?|
Now for the nitty-gritty...and lots of pictures for explanations:
|No Days Mosaic Adhesive film|
The base of the mosaic is a clear piece of hammered stained glass. Even though one side is "flat," there is still texture to the flat side, additionally, the stained glass pieces that I cut to shape and laid down on top also have texture to them. What does this mean?
|2 layers of No Days Mosaic Adhesive film|
You can, however, layer the sheets of adhesive film between the base layer of glass and the pieces you put on top. This helps the adhesive to flow into the voids between the glass when it's heated. The photo above and below show what happens when multiple layers of the No Days Mosaic Adhesive film are used. On one half of the leaf mosaic, I used 2 layers of adhesive film and the other half used 3 layers of adhesive film.
|3 layers of No Days Mosaic Adhesive film|
|No Days Groutless in black|
The glass on glass mosaic above and below was made using the black Groutless. I used approximately one and a half layers of the Groutless: one full layer and then bits of it placed here and there.
Before heat setting, the black is opaque and you can't see through the glass pieces. However, after heating and pushing down on the pieces, they become "clear." I used plate glass as my base for the red flower mosaic. Plate glass is flat on both sides, so I was able to push out nearly all of the adhesive.
|Groutless in black - backside|
|No Days Groutless in pewter|
|Groutless in pewter - Backside|
|Heat setting the Groutless Mosaic Adhesive using an electric skillet.|
|The truly "dry grout" method!|
|No Days Groutless in clear with faux grout|
NOTE: The grout does not totally rise to the surface of the glass in the above mosaic because I used only one layer of Groutless. Like the adhesive film, the Groutless can be layered, as well. I'll share more on that in another post...
As always, if you've got any questions for me, leave a comment so I can answer them :)