Mosaic coasters are simple, fun projects that create beautiful results! Coasters are made using the innovative Mosaic Indirect Method which requires no glueing or grouting.
Indirect Method Basic Supplies List:
• Stained Glass Packs - Sailboat, Palm Tree and Scallop
• Jennifer’s Mosaics™ Coaster Molds
• Jennifer’s Indoor Cement
• Contact Paper
• Petroleum Jelly
• Paper Towel
• Measuring Cup
• Mixing Bowl and Spoon
Step 1 - Preparation
1. Using a paper towel, apply a thin coat of petroleum jelly along the inner edges of the empty mold.
2. With a pen, trace an outline of the mold onto contact paper. Cut and trim to the size of the mold (contact paper available from stained glass, craft suppliers and grocery stores). Note, the contact paper should be smooth and free of creases.
3. Contact paper should fit closely inside the mold. To achieve a good fit, place the trimmed contact paper inside the mold and run a pen along the sides. Trim away markings as needed.
Step 2 – Place Glass
1. Peel the backing off the contact paper and place in the mold sticky side up, over the pattern.
2. Following the pattern, place pre-cut stained glass pieces on the contact paper. Place all pieces approximately 1/8” apart & in from the molds edge to allow room for the cement. The desired side of the glass should be face down (like an upside down cake).
3. Adjust pieces as necessary and press them firmly onto the contact paper.
Step 3 – Pour Cement
1. Mix Jennifer’s Indoor Cement following the directions on the cement label. If you wish to color your stone, add colorant to the water before mixing with dry cement. Wear a dust mask while mixing.
2. Pour cement slowly and evenly into the mold, gently tap sides of mold to release any air bubbles in the cement.
3. Do not move the mold while the cement is drying.