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Mickey Mouse Mosaic Using Stained Glass

Mickey Mouse Mosaic

I have always loved Stained Glass and Mosaic since I was a little girl. I have been recently working a few mosaics, but this one is my favorite.

I decided to make this Mickey Mouse for my grandson, he loves Mickey right now. I had thought about doing a stained glass piece but I didn’t want the lines on his face. I cut the face and ears as one piece and that’s when I decided this is going to have to be a mosaic, so the fun begins.

I used Hardiboard for my substrate, which comes from Home Depot, so I cut approximately 24 x 24 and started the layout and the cutting of the rest of Mickey’s body. The lettering I purchased from Michaels, Boy I love that place After gluing Mickey down it was time to cut the stars and smaller blue pieces. I added the 5 stars because I plan to take him to Disney when he is 5, I am excited about that already.

The eyes, nose and buttons are GOG (glass on glass) to make them stand out a bit. Now time to cut the background pieces. It took a little extra work using my nippers to cut the blue pieces, something I had to get use to.  As soon as I got the knack of it cutting the size and shapes I wanted there was no stopping me. Below is an in process photo.

Mickey in Process

After all the cutting and gluing it was time to grout, which also comes from Home Depot, already mixed. I love the pre-mixed stuff. When I completed the grout and clean up it was time to paint in the mouth, tongue, eyes and buttons, which I had to do multiple times to get the look I wanted. I allowed everything to dry for a few days before framing and painting the frame to match my grandsons decor. I think it came out great and can’t wait to give it to him for Christmas.

Now that this piece is complete I have time to work something else.

 

 

 

 

Stained Glass Craft Blocks And Mosaic

Stained Glass names and Craft Blocks

Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year. Nice long holiday but now back to working and blogging.

Holiday is over so now I can share some of my gifts and commission work with everyone. I decided to try to make something a little different for my grandson’s rooms. I found this nice craft blocks at Micheals and decided to make a Mosaic with their names in it.

I purchased some letters, glue and A row of Christmas lights and used my scrap glass to make these awesome nightlights. After I made 2 I had a few more request, and I have to say they were very enjoyable to make and the grandkids and Mom’s loved them.

I also tried a little painting on a couple of blocks and adding Mosaic and lights to them. You can see these below. These are so fun and easy I am going to do a few more. These can also be ordered for purchase, Just send me an email and I will get back with you ASAP.

Craft Blocks