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« on: November 27, 2004 05:42:15 PM »

Hi, I'm new here and I'm loving all the ideas you guys come up with, I'm gonna be busy, busy, busy Grin
I wonder if you can you help me with a project? I have collected LOADS of different coloured sea smoothed glass, and want to stick it to a base (not sure what yet) as a mosaic, but I don't know what to stick it with Undecided. It must be something clear and thick so I can push the glass in and it squidges up the sides and holds it, I don't want to grout it, or seal it. I'd be gratefull for any ideas, thanks   Grin
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« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2004 01:54:27 PM »

Casting resin is the only thing I could come up with, but that would be quite expensive, especially if you were making a larger mosaic.  It might not be that bad if you made a rather small one.  Where I live, I can find resin at my local craft store for $11 (U.S.) for 6 oz. of it.  The package contains 6 oz. of resin and 6 oz. of hardener, so after you mix it up I guess it's actually 12 0z.  I think it would be enough to make 3 or 4 cup coaster size mosaics depending on how thick you want 'em. I hope this helped.
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barbian7
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2005 06:53:27 PM »

Try a product called Weldbond.  If they don't stock it at your local hardware stores, they always have it on ebay.
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« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2005 03:36:56 PM »

What kind of stuff is that Barbarian? Huh
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« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2005 06:52:22 PM »

If the glass is still transparent enough to see through, I'd recommend a clear sillicone based adhesive (the kind that comes in a tube, found for a couple of bucks at a hardware store). Good and strong, it only takes a little dab for each piece. Why don't you want to grout it? Black grout looks lovely with glass mosaics, and it's super easy.
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« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2005 01:48:28 AM »

I wondered about silicon, I use it for marble magnets, thanks ImperiestroMary  Grin.
I liked the idea of light being able to shine through the glass still,  so wanted something clear around it. I might use some of the glass for mirror frames or sun catchers so for the same reason I didn't want an opaic grout or adhesive.
This will have to be a summer prodject Cool  so I've got several months to find just the right thing.
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« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2005 10:27:20 AM »

Just a thought, you can get resin cheaper at a Home Improvement store than at a craft store. I think that if you were to glue it on an empty picture frame, or just a slab of glass even with E-6000 glue, it would look awesome. *but e6000 says not to expose to sunlight unless painted or such* That is really a cool idea. Since I'm going to be going to Nc beach soon, I think I'll have to collect lots of stuff;p
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« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2005 01:11:20 PM »

Weldbond is the brand name of an adhesive.  It dries clear, and has been recommended to me by several mosaic artists to adher glass onto glass.
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« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2005 02:37:44 PM »

 thanks folks Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2006 04:42:31 PM »

Did you finish your project? I'd love to see photos!
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