I love the Chew. I love Clinton’s craft corner. One episode they did a mosaic plates craft. You can check out the video here
You can upcycle something you find at a thrift store or you can buy your own glass items. I decided to get a .99 cent plate from Ikea. You can find it here .
- Mod Podge
- Small Paint Brush
- Paper with template or your own design printed onto it
- Rag- to wipe off the marker when finished
- Rubbing Alcohol
- Acrylic Paint that you can bake onto your glass if you wish to color in the back of the plate this way instead of with paper. You can see the pictures here.
Clean your glassware. Print your template. Trace your template onto the plate. Place the picture side of template facing up towards you so you can see if through the plate. Tape the paper to your plate so you dont move and shift things by accident. Trace with marker.
Cut out your template shapes. Make sure cut inside the lines. You don’t want the black print lines to show plus you want there to be space between the pieces for it to look like a mosaic. I used the white version of the template to place all the pieces so I didn’t get lost when I had to glue everything. Apply the mod podge to the bottom of the glass and place your paper shapes. It is like putting together a puzzle. Move quick with mod podge because it dries pretty quick. Once everything is placed you coat the whole paper area on the back with a layer of mod podge. It dries clear. Wipe the marker off with a rap that has some rubbing alcohol on it.
You need to let the project cure. That takes 24 hours. I would only use this dish for decoration or putting food on top that would require little to no washing of the plate. Cookies or cupcakes are a good option. You can also use this plate for keys or jewelry. Maybe as a place to melt a candle