Using glass, bottles or mirrors as a mosaic base
- Mosaic Base Preparation
- Wood Base
- Glass Base
- Metal Base
- Outdoor Bases
- Indoor Bases
When using glass sheets, glass bottles or mirrors as a mosaic base you must
make sure you use special glass glue as ordinary tile adhesive may not be strong
enough and may also have an undesirable color.
When you are placing glass tiles on a glass mosaic base it is vital that you
use clear, see-through glue in order to achieve the maximum potential of the
This is especially important when creating a mosaic lamp shade or sconce as if you
use a heavy glue then you risk blocking light. It is also a good idea to hold
your colored glass against a light bulb or the light shade before you start your
mosaic to see whether the color will give you the desired ambience.
Some of the darker glass shades can severely reduce the amount of light supplied by the
newly mosaiced shade, so it is often better to stick to the lighter colors like
yellow, pink, orange, red and pale purple.