What you will need:
Now craft stores have this wonderful thing of over charging for basic materials you can get at your local hardware store for less. I only advise that you read the labels and do a practice run before committing to working on any project. Which will save you from a headache.The videos below are basic ground rules on how to apply the glass or ceramic and clean up the finished project.
What to get at the craft store: *wood tile or wood cut out *glass & ceramic cutter *glass,ceramic squares(or pieces of glass or ceramic from left over dishes that you can take a hammer to at home).
What you can get at the hardware store: *wood finish(little 8oz can for $2) *Acrylpro tile adhesive or liquid nails with a tube gun) *Pre-mixed grout(comes in a million colors for $8) * 1 spreading tool * 1 paint brush for wood stain
What to get at the store * 2 sponges * plastic gloves * face mask and safety goggles *plastic bowl for mosaic use only
Step 1: First things first paint your stain onto the wood. After it drys start using your adhesive by applying it or spreading it on the wood. Don't forget your gloves and mask. Step 2: Now apply your pieces and if you need to cut your square a certain way use your tool on the ends of the pieces like so. Trust me if you use the tool in the middle you won't cut your square it will just hurt your hands.
Now here is the video from expert village on how to apply the pieces and the lady that does it almost sounds like a yoga teacher so I feel like I should be meditating or doing some pretzel move. Now coming back to the project arrange them the way you want it. So in my case I made a skull.
Step 3: After your adhesive is dry now it's time to apply the grout using your sponge. Once your grout is applied and has dryed it is time to clean up with the other sponge and water. Go over lightly and all the loose debree will come off.