RESCHEDULED for Saturday, July 26. Sorry to do this at this late date, but will need to re-schedule this meeting to next Saturday July 26th - I have been asked to work tomorrow for a hot project for work. The upside is the weather is supposed to be a little warmer then which is good when you are doing mosaic projects. Hopefully everyone can make it then. I look forward to having everyone join me for this Meetup at my home. If you have RSVP'd Yes for this event, please change your RSVP if you are unable to attend. We need to have accurate count for this event. Please read through everything thing below for supply list/items to bring.
We will be working on a mosaic garden art project for this meetup, and will be featuring working on rocks to work mosaic patterns on. You are welcome to bring any project to work on that strikes your fancy, can range from pots, to birdbaths and even to fantastic mailboxes as Elaine did at a previous meeting. Please view the photo folder (tab at top of page) with some different ideas for your project and if you just want to hang out conversing and enjoying food that is great also.
CHANGE: Because of the warmer weather tomorrow, plan to have for lunch meat and cheese trays to make sandwiches and a green salad - please feel free to bring a side dish for the potluck. I will have bottled water, some soda (including diet cola), ice tea and strawberry lemonade. If what you like to drink is not on list, please bring what you like.
Please park in front of house (plenty of room) and keep driveway clear.
As usual there will be a seed/plant exchange for members, please bring your extras to swap or give away!!
MOSAIC GARDEN ART SUPPLY LIST/INFORMATION:
I will be supplying the adhesive for everyone if piece is SMALLER than a loaf of bread, but if you want to get the all-in-one adhesive/grout you can bring that. If you have a larger piece, please bring your own adhesive. The adhesive is used to adhere the individual pieces to your mosaic piece. Remember the adhesive/grout combination may not be quite as long lasting in the garden where there is a lot of weather (can crack easier), but may be fine if you take inside during winter.
1 Small item that you would like to turn into mosaic piece for your garden (the sky's the limit - pots, plates, stepping stones, wood birdhouses, even wood etc. - see the garden mosaic photos for more ideas). If you want to try your hand at a mosaic rock piece, please make sure it is fairly flat on one side - much easier to work with. With a rock, make sure the weight is something that you can easily handle.
Enough material to cover the area you want to mosaic for your piece (broken pottery, marbles, glass stones, glass, found objects, etc. - Again please view pictures to get idea for what you want for piece). If this is your first mosaic piece, recommend larger pieces to adhere, but keep in mind if piece has curves or non-flat areas (rocks typically are not perfectly flat) - will need to have smaller pieces in those curved areas. I will also have some glass stones available for use.
Walmart has good selection of bags of glass stones in their fish aquarium section for cheap (at craft store they are up to 4.99 a bag - Walmart had them for under 2.00 a bag), along with packages of mosaic glass and some small stones in their craft area. The Dollar store is another great place to get these stones cheap. All of the craft stores (Joannes, Michaels, Hobby Lobby) will have these items too.
I will have some grout to use (white, black and grey sanded grout - which is good for rocks). Please bring your own grout if you have a larger area to finish, want a different color or type of grout to use for project. Sanded grout is typically used outdoors and for rougher items If the gaps between material being adhered is over 1/8". The grout holds better if it has sand in it for outside pieces. Smooth grout is fine for smaller pieces adhered closer together, you can also use standard grout for indoors if your piece will be out of the weather or brought inside during the winter.
Depending on the outside temps and the size of the piece will determine if piece can be grouted during meeting (adhesive needs time to dry before using grout). With a larger piece, may have to finish grouting on your own time as it may need to dry overnight to set up properly. If you don't know how to grout, will show everyone to learn that process (it is very simple).
- 1 pair of rubber gloves (prefer the lightweight type - keeps the adhesive off of your hands).
- Sponge to wash grout off of piece - I will have a large tub with water for rinsing sponges out.
- Apron to protect clothes or older clothes that you don't mind getting dirty.
Please comment under event if you have any additional questions or comments.