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Did You Know? - Part 2

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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.

  1. 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.
  2. For grout haze removal, clean tops of tiles with white vinegar.
  3. 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.
  4. A lazy-susan can be a helpful "hand" when you need to rotate your mosaic and don't want to keep picking it up.
  5. If you use a glass grinder, wear rubber finger tips to prevent cuts to your fingers.
  6. Wet grout will dry back to the original color it started out as, so don't panic when your wet grout looks darker.
  7. 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.
  8. Holding a tile over the space it needs to fit into can help you "eye" the right way to cut it.
  9. 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!

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