An interesting project is to add mosaic designs to objects such as trivets, coasters, wall plaques, table tops, box lids, ash trays, and many other items. Simply embed pebbles, shells, mosaic tiles, and other colorful materials in DURHAM’S Water Putty. An alternative is to use this putty as a grouting material.
For a vacation hobby when you’re near the beach, pick up an assortment of colorful pebbles. Try to collect relative flat pebbles, not more than ¼-inch thick. Wash and dry them, then arrange them in an appealing design. Or ask your hobby, craft, or art store for other suitable mosaic materials.
Mix DURHAM’S Water Putty with water to the consistency of heavy cream. Pour this into the object you have selected so putty is slightly shallower in thickness than that desired for the finished mosaic. Smooth the putty surface. Carefully embed the materials with the smooth side up, arranging them in any design you wish. After the putty is dry, you may color it, or color the putty at the time you mix it with water. See our on-line coloring instructions.
Attractive vases may be made by applying a coating of DURHAM’S Water Putty mixed with water to the clean outside surfaces of glass jars or bottles. While the putty is still moist, embed shells or other materials in the putty so they will adhere. You can substitute shell macaroni for natural shell. Shellac or spray with metallic or colored paint. Return to top.