Gecko Wall Art
DESIGNED BY: Diana Duvall
SKILL LEVEL: (Adult 1-5 1 being the easiest, 5 being difficult) 5 TIME TO COMPLETE: 3 Days
• 1 10” x 10” PC Dark Green Sheet Glass
• 2 packages Jennifer’s Mosaics Orange Stained Glass Chips
• 1 package Jennifer’s Mosaics Blue Stained Glass Chips
• 1 package Jennifer’s Mosaics Yellow Stained Glass Chips
• 1 package Jennifer’s Mosaics Variety Stained Glass Chips
• Terra-cotta Grout
• 16”H x 12”W Picture Frame with Glass
• Glass cutter or diamond blade band saw
• Wheeled glass nippers
• Running pliers
• Plastic bowl
• Mixing Spoon
• Paper towel
• Rubber gloves
1. Enlarge the urn pattern by 230% on a copier and make one copy of the pattern.
2. Center the enlarged pattern behind the clear glass in the picture frame, tape into position.
3. Stained Glass has a grain. The grain runs vertically from top to bottom on each sheet. It is important to take the time to determine the grain of your glass and mark the direction of the grain by drawing arrows on your glass. The arrows will help you position your pattern pieces so they flow with the grain.
4. Using a sharp pair of scissors, carefully cut the gecko pattern apart staying on the inside of the pattern outline.
5. Clean the green sheet glass and place it smooth side up.
6. Using a glue stick or spray adhesive, adhere each pattern piece to the glass.
7. Use a glass cutter or a diamond blade band saw to cut each individual gecko pattern piece.
8. Place individual glass pieces in a bowl of water to soak off pattern.
9. Glue gecko pieces onto the frame glass as indicated by the pattern.
10. Create the vase by nipping and gluing glass chips to fit the vase pattern, starting from the bottom and working up to the top of the vase (see photo).
11. Create the table portion of the pattern by nipping random sized pieces of Orange, Red, Yellow and White chips. Glue chips, starting at the bottom and working up, with colors gradually changing from dark to light (see photo).
12. Create the sky by once again nipping random sized pieces of Blue, White, Teal and Purple chips. Glue chips, starting at the bottom of the sky section, with colors gradually changing from light to dark.
13. Let glue dry.
14. Once glue has completely dried, mix Terra-cotta grout following manufacturers’ directions. Wearing rubber gloves, spread grout onto the glass surface making sure the grout is pressed into all the spaces between the mosaic. Wait 15 minutes for grout to set.
15. Remove excess grout from glass. Sponge off any grout on the frame.
16. Buff glass clean and let dry for 24 hours.
17. Insert panel into frame.