While researching on youtube....I came across a mosaic that used formed leaves etc......SLIPPING MY THINKING CAP ON!....more research. - Bingo !!! cook-in-oven clay. Yep that's what I want to have a go at....as I love clay modeling anyhow. Went to the store in town that has a lot of hobbie stuff. I really didn't think I would find it in our country town store.... But Yep! I did - saves me shopping on eBay. and I can get straight into it.
WORK OUT A LAY OUT....REMEMBER THIS IS A TRIAL.....
COOKED LEAVES ETC....
and while at the store I came across Styrofoam stuff in all sorts of shapes.....Another bright Idea forming.....wonder how mosaic will go on that....????
All finished.....and what I learned......
1. The clay leaves are terrific....can make other shapes....cooks up great. Interesting addition.
2. Tiles are easy to glue to Styrofoam - placement a bit trickier, but manageable..tweezers help.
3. NOW.. grouting :- went as per most other projects...BUT..because the moisture in the
grout is easily sucked-up by the Styrofoam, it dries out too quickly and needs to be sprayed often with water during the curing period....So lesson learned.
All in all, it was a very successful trial - with random stuff I came across - now if I can just stick tiles on round objects without them slipping and sliding......Thats another trial - and thinking, thinking....researching.......If anyone knows how to do that....please tell me..