Did you know? Here is an assortment of tips that I have collected over the years when working in mosaics, working with mosaic teachers and students. There might be some you haven't heard of.
- When putting tiles on the edges of your mosaic, do the sides first, then overlap your top tiles just a little, for a finished look.
- For grout haze removal, clean tops of tiles with white vinegar.
- Don't just use random small pieces to fill in gaps in your mosaic as these odd shapes draw your eye to these areas and look out of place.
- A lazy-susan can be a helpful "hand" when you need to rotate your mosaic and don't want to keep picking it up.
- If you use a glass grinder, wear rubber finger tips to prevent cuts to your fingers.
- Wet grout will dry back to the original color it started out as, so don't panic when your wet grout looks darker.
- Cut the name and item number off that new bag of tiles and put in your storage container so when it's time to reorder, you have that info handy.
- Holding a tile over the space it needs to fit into can help you "eye" the right way to cut it.
- Always be safe and wear safety glasses, gloves and other safety equipment when necessary.
These are just a few tips and tricks – I encourage you to share your tips and tricks with other mosaic artists. That's how we all learn!