BY Andy Spencer
SKILL LEVEL: 4 (1 being the easiest, 5 being most difficult) TIME TO
COMPLETE: 2 days
• Generation Green (g2)™
• 1 Clear Bottle - we used an Iced Tea Bottle from Republic of Tea Ice but a 750ml wine bottle would work as well.
• 1 Clear Glass Plate 8” Diameter (Purchased from a Secondhand Store)
• Jennifer’s Mosaics™ Opalescent Glass Chips White – 3 packs
•Jennifer’s Mosaics™ Iridescent Glass Chips White – 2 packs
• Jennifer’s Mosaics™ Wheeled Glass Nippers
• Krylon® Frosted Glass Finish Spray Paint - White
• Sharpie® Paint Oil-Based Opaque Paint Marker - White
• Mosaic Adhesive or Clear Silicone
• Jennifer’s Mosaics™ White Sanded Grout
• Armour Over ’n’ Over Re-Usable Stencil
• Super glue
• Mixing Bowl and Spoon
• Latex Gloves
• Soft Cloth, Paper Towels, and Newspaper
• Always wear safety goggles when using glass-crafting tools. Everyday eyeglasses have only impact resistant lenses.
• To ensure top performance keep your bottle cutter blade oiled.
Indispensable for entertaining, this graceful glass stand is beautiful and reflective! Great for displaying cakes, cupcakes, desserts and more! You’ll be surprised to know it is made entirely from recycled glass bottles and a reused plate!
Read and carefully following the instructions contained within the Generation Green (g2)™ bottle cutter manual.
1. Cover the work area with craft or newspaper.
2. Measure 4” up from the bottom of a clear glass bottle and mark with a Sharpie®.
3. Using the bottle cutter, score and separate where indicated. The bottom of the bottle will become the base/foot of the pedestal.
4. Lightly sand with fine grit sandpaper the exterior of the bottom half of the bottle and the underside of a clear glass plate or saucer.
NOTE: This will allow the mosaic glue and Krylon® Frosted Glass Finish spray paint to adhere to the glass surface.
To Create Plate:
5. Spray the bottom of the plate with the Krylon® Frosted Glass Finish spray paint following the manufacturer’s directions. Allow to dry and then add a second coat.
6. Next, use a Sharpie® Paint Oil-Based Opaque Paint Marker and your favorite stencil (we used Armour Over ’n’ Over Re-Usable Stencil ) to create a design on the bottom of the plate. Allow to dry.
To Create Base:
7. Nip white stained glass tiles into rectangles and white iridized glass tiles into small squares with a wheeled glass nipper. For instructions on how to nip, watch a video in our Creative Corner at www.DiamondTechCrafts.com.
8. To prevent the base of the stand from rolling while you mosaic, place the surface on a Ziploc® bag half filled with rice or an old pillow. Next, apply a small amount of mosaic glue to the back of each piece and glue to the base of the stand, following the pattern below. Leave 1/8” between each tile for grout. Allow mosaic glue to dry following the manufacturer’s instructions.
9. Measure one cup of white grout into a container, reserve a few tablespoons of grout and set aside. Adding 1 tablespoon of water at a time to the cup of grout, mix with a craft stick until the grout reaches “fudge-like” consistency. If it is too watery, add the reserved dry grout in small amounts until the consistency is correct.
10.Wearing a disposable glove/s spread the grout into the openings around the glass pieces and along the outside edges. Wait about 15 minutes for grout to set.
11. Begin to wipe away the excess grout using a paper towel or sponge, taking care not to pull grout out of tile spaces. It is very important to remove any grout on the tiles surface before it completely dry.
12. Use the soft cloth; buff the tiles to a clean shine. Allow 24 hours for the mosaic piece to dry thoroughly.
13. Sand the top portion of the mosaic base, so it is free of grout. Use a lightly dampened soft cloth to remove sanding residue.
14. To mark the center of the plate, apply a strip of masking tape lengthwise and widthwise across the top of the plate. Where they meet is the center.
15. Apply a bead of super glue around the glass rim of the mosaic base and firmly press the plate onto the base, use the masking tape mark as your guide for the center. Hold in place till glue starts to dry; about 1 minute