Our Mosaic Art Glass Assortment includes 2-lbs of American-made stained glass pieces for making mosaic artwork. With opaque mosaic work surfaces in mind, we choose pieces for pigment density and opacity. These assortments offer a great way to sample a wide variety of stained glass types and colors. We also sell individual colors of stained glass in 6-inch sheets if you need an individual color. Piece size varies, but we try to cut pieces 2 to 3 inches wide, so there should be fewer pieces measuring 1 inch or less. Cutting Scrap will have smaller pieces.
Each two-pound bag is approximately 1.25 square feet of stained glass. If you cut these pieces into mosaic tiles of about 3/4 inch or less and use a grout gap of 1/16 inch, then the bag could cover 1.5 square feet.
Stained glass is approximately 1/8 inch thick and therefore nominally the same as most of the glass mosaic tile we sell. We also have 3/4-inch stained glass tiles.
Cutting Art Glass
Mosaic Art Glass cuts quickly with minimal force using our Mosaic Glass Cutters. Caution: Stained glass is usually sharper than regular molded glass mosaic tile. Extra care must be used in cutting, handling, and grouting to ensure that sharp edges are not left exposed. One technique to knock off the razor slivers from freshly-cut stained glass edges (called flash or groze) is to swirl pieces around in a plastic bucket with a little water. The Rubbing Stone and Marble File we sell are useful for smoothing sharp edges and are recommended when the mosaic is for a wall or architectural element.
The traditional stained glass artists’ tool for smoothing edges is the Grozing Pliers, but the Rubbing Stones and Marble Files produce smoother edges and can round off sharp points and corners.
Mosaic Art Glass Assortment 2-lbs
- Material: untumbled stained glass with sharp edges.
- Piece size: varies, but most should be ABOUT 2 to 3 inches.
- Thickness is nominally 1/8 inch but varies considerably, typically around +/- 1/32 inch.
- Coverage: a 2-pound bag covers about 1.25 square feet.
- American made.
- Pigments: colorfast metal oxide.
- Suitable for indoor/outdoor use.
- Frost-proof and impermeable to liquid.
- Not recommended for floors.
- Colors vary based on availability, but we keep it colorful with an emphasis on brighter, stronger colors.
Individual Colors Available As 6-Inch Sheets
If you need an individual color or found one you especially liked in an assortment, see our 6-inch stained glass sheet selection.
How To Make Mosaic Art
For more advice on making mosaic art, please see our page of Mosaic Frequently Asked Questions or our Mosaic Information Guide, which lists instructional pages described by topic. We also post new articles about making mosaics at our How to Mosaic Blog.;
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