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Blue Willow Mosaic Egg

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Capture the look of an old-world masterpiece on an innovative surface. STYROFOAM eggs are the foundation for the gorgeous mosaics shown here.

Blue Willow Mosaic Egg

Materials:

  • STYROFOAM Brand Foam:
    • Egg, 4"
  • Mismatched or broken china pieces
  • Flat-backed glass gems to complement china (optional)
  • Pre-mixed acrylic spackling
  • Ruler
  • Rubber gloves
  • Old towel
  • Natural sponge
  • Hammer
  • Tile nippers (optional)
  • Low-temp glue gun and glue sticks

Instructions:

Note: Broken china pieces may have sharp edges. Be extremely careful when working with them. Wear rubber gloves for your safety.
 

  1. To break china for mosaic, wrap one piece of china in towel. Gently tap hammer against china. Continue until broken pieces are about 3/4" across; remove from towel. Break remaining china until there are enough pieces to cover foam egg.
     
  2. Use glue gun to glue china pieces and glass gems to egg, fitting pieces close together to cover entire surface. Note: Spaces between china pieces will be more pronounced on rounded surfaces; more "grout" (spackling) may show on finished piece than expected.
     
  3. If additional china pieces are required to fit particular spaces, repeat Step 1. Tile nippers may be used to shape china pieces as needed.
     
  4. When egg is completely covered, wear rubber gloves and use fingers to work spackling "grout" into cracks between china pieces. Using damp sponge, gently wipe mosaic surface to smooth grout lines and remove excess spackling. Rinse sponge often.
     
  5. Following manufacturer's instructions, let spackling set. Use sponge to wipe surface clean. Let spackling dry overnight. Buff surface with dry towel to shine.


®™ Trademark of The Dow Chemical Company ("Dow") or an affiliated company of Dow. For more project ideas, please see styrofoamstyle.com.

 

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