Vintage Mosaic™ Peter Rabbit
- Pre-Cast Resin, Cement or Ceramic Rabbit Figurine
- Vintage Mosaics™, Black Toile, 2 Packages
- Jennifer’s Mosaics™, Blue Stained Glass Chips, 1 Package
- Glass Gems, Variety Mix
- Mosaic Grout, White and Terra Cotta
- Acrylic Paints, Gold and White
- Mosaic Glue
- Small Paint Brush
- Rubber Gloves
- Old Towel
- Mixing Bowl
- Measuring Cup
- Wheeled Glass Nippers
Cover work area with newspaper to protect work surface. Collect all supplies needed for the project. Place them on your surface. Be sure rabbit is dry, smooth and free of dust and dirt.
Use the photo as a guide; sketch an outline of a jacket on the rabbit’s torso. To break Vintage Mosaic™ tile pieces for mosaic, wrap one piece in towel. Gently tap with hammer against tile. Continue until broken pieces are about ¾-inch or less across; remove from towel. You may also choose to use a wheeled glass nipper to nip the tile into small pieces.
Starting at the bottom, use a mosaic adhesive to glue the Vintage Mosaic™ pieces to rabbit, fitting pieces close together to cover the body of the rabbit with the exception of the jacket. If additional tile pieces are required to fit particular spaces, gently tap tile with hammer to create the size needed.
NOTE: Spaces between the Vintage Mosaic™ pieces will be more pronounced on rounded surfaces; more grout may show on finished pieces than expected.
For jacket, nip blue stained glass chips into quarters. For nipping instructions, watch a video in our Creative Corner at www.diamondtechcrafts.com. Glue chips to the rabbits by following the contour of the jacket. Keep adding rows of the blue chips until the jacket is completely filled. You may find you will have to nip the glass further to fit into smaller areas around the paws.
Placing 1 cup of terra cotta grout into a mixing bowl and slowly add water, 1 tablespoon at a time. Mix with craft stick or spoon until the grout reaches “fudge-like” consistency. If it is too watery, add more dry grout in small amounts until the consistency is correct.
Wearing disposable gloves use fingers to work “grout” into cracks between the blue glass pieces of the jacket only. Wait about 15 minutes for grout to set.
Use damp sponge, gently wipe mosaic surface to smooth grout lines and remove excess grout. Buff surface with dry towel, to shine.
Mix and apply with grout, and apply as instructed above.
Four buttons, paint the flat side of ¼-inch clear glass gems gold. When dry, glue on jacket.