Eliza shared a few pictures of some quick projects she creates using No Days Mosaic Adhesive film. Thanks, Eliza!
|Five Boats in Blue ~ created with NO Days Mosaic Adhesive film
& scraps of stained glass on framing glass
are a few of my first uses of Streuter NO-DAYS Mosaic Adhesive Film. The projects go quickly! I
have just been using leftover glass pieces from stained glass projects
and Cats eye glass from the jewelry I make, building on backgrounds of glass from
float picture frames (I also do Photography). The Blue glass was a
request from a friend who loves blue glass anything. I made this in one
night. There are 5 sailboats. She didn’t want it grouted and it was
later copper foiled and soldered with hooks to hang on her sun porch.
|Eliza’s first No Days Mosaic|
really enjoy making these. It is so easy I feel like I’m cheating but
still do it. This
is the first one I made. I heated it on silicone pad in the oven. When I
took it out, I touched each bead with the end of a small paint brush to
make sure all the pieces had contact with the film adhesive.
|Eliza’s “Random Glass” mosaic grouted in white|
Some of the things that I’ve learned that may be useful to other artists:
- I use a small paint brush tip to press all the pieces to
make sure they have contact with the film after heating or taking out of
- Also, I first make sure the back of all pieces are flat.
had trouble with bubbles forming in the adhesive if it’s not covered with anything. To fix this, I have added embossing powder to cover the film (or later the bubbles) up and put it
back in the oven or use a heat gun, heating it a little longer to attach the
powder to the film. I use different colors of embossing powder, but found that if I heat it too
long it all turns to copper color which I guess is the base color under
the pastel colored powders.
|Glass, cats’ eye cabochons and a pendant in a wooden frame,
with embossing powder to fill in some of the gaps.
|Gaps filled with embossing powder|
have donated some of my film to the Senior Center and worked with them
making smaller pieces (4″x6″ & 5″x7″) using a heat gun. They have
been making regular stain glass items and enjoyed being able to make
some pieces quickly as their projects take a long time to make.
|“It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere” (picture is upside down)|
piece is the size of a full cooking sheet made entirely of cats eye
cabochons. I placed it in a room temperature oven, then heated it @180ºF
for 20 min. When done, I added embossing powder to cover bubbles and
heated again for a few minutes. I always leave room around
the edges for frame or solder. After taking the pictures, I decided to move the
pink bead at 6 o’clock to the 5 o’ clock spot, framed it and put it in our
RV window. Title = “It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere!”