Published on August 14th, 2011 | by Jules IKEAHacker2
Mosaic Malma Mirror
Break crockery items them by wrapping them in a towel and hitting them with a hammer.
Plan your design. Keep the focus on line and shape. Contrast of tone and color works well in mosaic.
Draw design on the mirror frame with china marker
Fit shards into place like puzzle pieces. I use tweezers to move the pieces around and fit them in tight spots. If a piece has sharp edges, dull the points with a nail file.
Glue them as you go with a little Weldbond on the back.
Use the sponge to wipe off excess glue–it dulls the surface if you leave it.
If a piece doesn’t quite fit, trim it to shape with the nippers.
~ Carol Bowen, New York City