Aleene's® High Heel Mosaic
- Aleene's® Original Tacky Glue(TM)
- Mosaic Tiles
- Flat-back Marble
- Wheeled Nippers
- Wood Box (or Wood Surface of Choice)
- Acrylic Paint
- Protective Eyewear
- Glass Jar (Optional)
Step 1 Select tile pieces of your choice. I have used mirror tile and stained glass mosaic pieces for my design.
Step 2 You can use any design pattern of your choice for your project. For my high-heel pattern, I went online to find a shoe style that I loved and traced the design onto a cereal box. I love to use cereal boxes for my patterns because of their durability -- and it's easy to store the lightweight pieces.
Step 3 Paint box desired color. Let dry completely. Transfer pattern to box top with pencil.
Step 4 Use the wheeled nippers to cut your tiles to the desired shapes. Several shape choices are: cutting your tile in half or in quarters, or take those quarters and cut them into triangles. Remember to use protective eyewear whenever you are cutting tiles.
Step 5 Once your tiles are cut, it's time to start gluing. Here's a quick tip: keep your bottle of Aleene's® Original Tacky Glue(TM) tip down in a glass jar. Then the glue is always ready to squeeze.
Step 6 Apply a dab of Aleene's® Original Tacky Glue(TM) to the back of each tile and glue in place following your pattern lines as a guide. Cut pieces to fit specific areas within your design.
Step 7 If you are using a flat-back marble in your design, be sure to glue it in at the toe and then glue in the mosaic tiles around the marble.
Step 8 Here's a close-up look at the slight variation of tile colors to complement the design. I also glued mirrored tiles along the edge of the box. For this project, I chose not to grout my mosaic. If you do want to grout, be sure to let your glued pieces dry completely before grouting.