Morning Glory Table: A Precision 2000 Project
SKILL LEVEL: 3 (1 being the easiest, 5 being most difficult)
TIME TO COMPLETE: 2 Days
• 1 Sheet of each Studio Pro™ Stained Glass: G2180 Light Blue Wisp, G3233G Grass Green
• 4 – 5 oz pkg. of Jennifer’s Mosaic™ White Stained Glass Chips
• 2 – 5 oz pkg. of Jennifer’s Mosaic™ Yellow Stained Glass Chips
• 1– 5 oz pkg of Jennifer’s Mosaic™ Blue Stained Glass Chips
• 19” Round Table (Jennifer’s Mosaics™ SKU#567)
• Precision 2000 Hobby Saw
• Mosaic Adhesive or E-6000®
• 1 lb Jennifer’s Mosaics™ Bone Grout (#582)
• This pattern is designed for all table types including square or rectangular. Simply center the pattern and use the stained glass chips as the border the perimeter of the table.
• Please read and follow all directions carefully. When working with glass, protect your feet and legs by wearing pants and closed toe shoes. Eye protection is essential.
1. Make a duplicate copy of the pattern; this copy will be used later on in the project.
2. Determine the center of the table and the center of the pattern, mark each with a pencil. Align the pattern with the center of the table. Tape pattern to the table. Slide several pieces of carbon paper underneath the pattern. Using a pencil or pen, trace over the pattern lines, creating the pattern outline on the surface of the table.
3. Mark direction of glass onto pattern copy. The color or texture of your stained glass will determine the direction of your glass, which will enhance your mosaic if used correctly. Find the center of the tray using a ruler and a pencil. Place the ruler so that it reaches from corner to corner diagonally. Draw a line on the tray along the edge of the ruler. Do the same to the remaining corners. Where the two lines intersect is the center of the tray and your starting point for your mosaic.
4. Using the second pattern, cut out the Morning Glory pattern. If you are not using mosaic shears, cut along the inside of the flower and leaf pattern outlines. Should you choose to use medallions, place these in the desired position before tiling. Peel the protective covering from the tile. Starting in the center, place tile on the tray following the color-coded pattern.
5. Cut the 12” x 12” pieces of blue and green glass in half. Stack them so that the grain of the glass is flowing in the same direction and the smooth side of the glass is facing up. Apply a glue stick adhesive between each layer of glass to hold them in place. Measure grout; follow the manufacturer’s recommended instructions. Reserve a few tablespoons of grout and set aside. Adding 1 tablespoon of water at a time to remaining 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.
6. Using a Sharpie® marker, trace the flower pattern pieces on the blue glass and the leaf pattern on the green glass. 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.
7. Set the Precision 2000 band saw up for wet cuts. Follow the Operations Manual to install the diamond blade. Cut pattern pieces from the stacked glass, saving time. Using a band saw will leave your pieces smooth, so there will be no need for grinding.
8. After each pattern piece is cut, separate glass and clean each piece.
9. Place the pieces, smooth side up on the table surface following the pattern.
10. When all pieces are in place, glue flowers and leaves to the table surface using mosaic adhesive.
11. Starting ¼” in from the outer edge of the table, glue whole yellow stained glass chips in a row around the perimeter. Working your way towards the center, glue a row of whole white stained glass chips then a row of blue stained glass chips. Nip if necessary to fit.
12. Next, nip white stained glass chips into random sized pieces and fill the background around the centered morning glory clusters and the outer border. Randomly glue a few nipped yellow stained glass chips in the background for contrast and interest to the mosaic.
13. Allow adhesive to dry following the manufacturer’s instructions.
14. Place grout in a mixing bowl and slowly add water. When the grout appears to be the consistency of brownie mix, it is ready to apply.
15. Using a gloved hand to spread the grout on the surface of the table, pushing it into the spaces between the glass pieces.
16. Remove excess grout. Clean off any grout on the wrought iron table band. Let grout dry.
17. Buff glass clean.
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