Kiss the Cook; A Mosaic Project
DESIGNED BY: Jeanne Baruth
SKILL LEVEL: (Adult 1-5: 1 being the easiest, 5 being most difficult) 3
TIME TO COMPLETE: 3 hours – not including drying or baking time.
→PROJECT TIP: A piece of retro fabric was scanned for the image under this trivet. Get creative scan one of your children’s drawings, a picture or favorite objects. The sky is the limit with KraftyBlok Image Art™. Read all of the KraftyBlok™ Image Art instructions before starting your project. Large profile decals are fragile, handle with care. This project requires the use of a laser printer, not an inkjet.
KraftyBlok Image Art Paper™ 2 pieces Image of your choice 8” X 8”
8" Square Trivet with Handles (delphiglass.com)
1 lb White Grout
White Spray Paint
Mosaic Adhesive or Clear Silicone
Mixing Bowl and Spoon - for Water & Grout Paper
Towels and Newspaper
Sponge or Scrubby
White Grout Fun Wire 40” of a complementary color
Seed Beads – 6 your choice
1. Choose your image, copy and resize it to 8” X 8” using any software on your computer that allows you to manipulate and print images. Split the image into two equal sections (4” X 8”). You will print on two sheets of KraftyBlok Image Art™.
2. Set up your printer per the instructions on the KraftyBlok Image ™ Art packaging.
3. Follow printers’ instructions and print transfer. Allow transfer to set 10 to 15 minutes to dry. Trim to size using a scissors.
4. Remove wooden base from trivet and spray paint one side white. When the base is dry replace it back into trivet frame.
5. There is a smooth and textured side to the clear glass crafting tiles. Layout the tiles on the hotplate frame smooth side up. The design in this project uses the 1 7/8” X1 7/8”, 1 7/8” X 7/8”, and 7/8” X 7/8” clear glass crafting tiles. You can use all, two or one of the profiles in this frame. Create the design you wish to use. Remove the wooden base with the tiles atop, out of the frame.
6. Remove the right corner tile and place it on the right corner of the printed transfer. Trace around the tile with a pencil. Cut out the transfer with a scissors.
7. Place transfer in a bowl of water and wait approximately 30 seconds.
8. Slightly moisten the textured side of the tile. Gently slide the Image Art™ transfer from the backing paper onto the tile. Use your fingers to smooth the transfer as you slide away from the backing paper.
9. Gently pat and smooth the Image Art™ transfer with a moist paper towel, eliminating air pockets and wrinkles.
10. Layout completed tiles on a cookies sheet. Keep each tile in its original design location, transfer side up.
11. Continue steps 4 through 10 until all pieces are completed.
12. Allow to dry overnight.
13. Permanently set the transfer, preheat a conventional oven to 345°F. Place the cookie sheet on a baking rack. Bake for 15 minutes. Turn off oven, prop door slightly, and leave in the oven for 20 minutes.
14. Use hot mitts to remove from oven.
15. When completely cooled wipe with water and dry with a paper towel.
16. Glue one tile at a time to the painted wooden base. Leave 1/8” space between each tile and edges. Once dry insert it back into the frame.
17. Measure 1 ½ cup of grout into a bowl. Reserve a few tablespoons of grout and set aside. Adding 1 tablespoon of water at a time to remaining grout, mix with 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.
18. Wearing a disposable glove spread the grout into all the spaces between the glass and along the outer edges of the trivet. Wait about 15 minutes for grout to set.
19. Gently wipe away the excess grout using a paper towel taking care not to pull grout out of tile spaces. It is very important to remove any grout from the tile surface before grout is completely dry.
20. Use a soft cloth to buff the tiles to a clean shine.
21. Allow 24 hours for the mosaic to dry.
22. Cut a 20” length of Fun Wire. Measure 2” from the end of the handle, coil wire 30 times tightly towards the center. Thread a seed bead & make one coil, do this three times. Coil wire 30 more times tightly. Secure both loose ends with a drop of super glue. Repeat this process on the other handle