Then Grout…

img_5284jpg.jpgI wanted a nice, clean look, so I used a white sanded grout

Finished Wall Mural Mosaic!

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Here it is!  I decided to put a border around each of the sections– Both to unify them, and to really make the tiles pop…  Blue worked great, its one of the school colors.

Close Up of Fountains…


Close Up Details of Walls!


Some artists, checking out their work–


Tiffany Miller Mosaics Hosts a Family Workshop!


The Berlin Family, all the way from Cleveland, OH!

Getting Started…


The kids wasted no time painting a few tiles of their own….  Just some brushes, glaze, some 6×6 bisque tiles, and away we go!

Yayy, Hand Prints!


Hand prints are one of my favorite things to do with kids.  Its simple, its fun to get messy, and they really mark time in a special way.  Its a little time capsule that they can look back on for the rest of their life.  I always use low-fire glazes for this kind of thing, to protect the print while firing. 

Next up, Grout!


These kids are nearly pros!  They said that they had seen my “Sassy Linda” episode, on HGTV, over 50 times!  And they wanted to help finish their very own Sassy Family Caricature.  First off, everyone took a turn mixing the grout.

Time to get really dirty!


You have to be sure to sponge the grout on thoroughly….