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Re: [teacherartexchange] glass mosaic


From: chris massingill (chris_massingill_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sun Jun 11 2006 - 13:56:54 PDT

Thanks for the info, I really appreciate it. I love
your idea of the picture frames, I was wondering about
a good way to "finish" the work. I'll let you know
how it turns out.



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> I do this all the time. We use photo frames from
> the resale store with the
> cardboard pulled out so the frame glass settles to
> the back of the frame, glue
> the stained glass on the front of the frame glass,
> and grout. I tell the kids to
> use enough of the clear-drying glue that there's a
> bit of ooze so the grout won't
> work its way behind the glass. We grout with black
> sanded polygrout from
> Home Depot. Have lots of latex gloves and paper
> towels/rags on hand, and
> make sure the kids have a full class period to grout
> because cleaning the front
> of the glas takes a lot of time.
> Your suspicions are correct, once you grout, the
> patterns of the glue behind the
> stained glass simply make a blah piece of rolled
> glass look much more chunky
> and interesting. My TAB kids loved doing these--some
> did several panels.
> Linda
> Oh, but PS--you'll find that the frosted glass
> doesn't clean easily. I now avoid it.
> ---- Original message ----
> >Date: Sun, 11 Jun 2006 09:12:01 -0700 (PDT)
> >From: chris massingill <>
> >Subject: [teacherartexchange] glass mosaic
> >To: "TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group"
> <>
> >
> >I'm starting a summer project and I was wondering
> if
> >anyone has some advice for me.... I want to make a
> >glass mosaic from some scrap stained glass that I
> >already have, and I did some reading about it, but
> I'm
> >having trouble with the clear adhesive. Some of
> the
> >glass is frosted and some is colored, but clear. I
> >got some clear silicone adhesive at the hardware
> >store, but when it dries even though it's clear you
> >can still see the smeary clear glue through the
> clear
> >glass.
> >
> >It seems really obvious now, but after I grout it
> with
> >some dark grout then maybe it won't be such a
> problem.
> >
> >Has anyone else had any luck with fixing this
> problem
> >or am I just obsessing over a detail that no one
> else
> >would probably ever notice?
> >
> >chris in Central Arkansas
> >
> >
> >
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