I'm getting started this early Sunday morning on the second half of the mosaic. While I wait for the house to wake up (mosaic making is not a quiet art), I thought I would share the whys and hows of my project.
The issue that I had was the fact that the park is a public space and there is no way I could create the mosaic on site because I would have to leave it unattended for days on in.
So, with blind faith that this will work, I have devised a method to create here in my studio and then transport the mosaic to the park for installation and grouting.
The sandwich layers as you see it here from bottom up are:
- heavy piece of cardboard
- design on white paper
- covered with clear contact paper
- topped off with a piece of aluminum window screen
When I get ready to slide this off and into place, the tile and screen will release from the contact paper and WaLa! (hoping with all my might)
OK, the house is awake now. I'm off to smash tile and grind little fingers. By the way, all the hands in the design are from a few of the children who will be playing at this park.