Mary Foley recently won our ‘Mosaic Garden Art’ Competition and has very kindly agreed to share how she created the ‘Fiesta Table’.
Glass on Glass (glued with Macglue)
This is a four seater glass topped garden table, but any size with a glass top is perfect for the glass on glass method I used. I started from the centre using a large round agate surrounded by a few more petal shaped agates in different colours. Then using some petal shaped stained glass in different sizes( mainly using scrap glass that l got from a leadlight artist) which I cut using an oil glass cutter, I just worked outwards leaving enough space for the tempered glass fill in. Before doing the tg area I glued the ball chain on the very edge and added the blue and green glass tiles for a border . Whilst laying the stained glass shapes of iridescent , textured ,and mirror , l added various size glass gems, fused glass pieces, iridescent nuggets, mini gems, glass rod, etc. The table was grouted by black grout.
I usually lay out my mosaic before glueing so l can have an idea of what it will look like, makes a bit more work but l find l shift things around a bit so then take a picture when happy and then proceed to glue using the picture as a guide of my layout.
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