The Plein Air Mosaic Tile Mini Mix is a 1-lb mix of 3/8-inch vitreous glass tile in desert-inspired earth and sky colors. This curated assortment includes warm clay and orange, sage greens, vivid blues, pinks, and purples. Combining our smooth low-grain MiniGee™ tile with Morjo™ Vitreous minis, it offers a range of texture and visual depth.
MiniGee™ glass mosaic tile by Morjo™ are the MINI 10mm versions of our 20mm Lojee-Nojee™ glass tiles. This low-grain variety of vitreous glass has much fewer specks. Most colors have no specks at all. As a result, these tiles have great clarity and opacity. The grooved side bonds adhesive more securely and also makes for easier cutting. Competitively priced yet suitable for fine art, they are also UV resistant and factory certified for commercial exteriors, swimming pools, backsplashes, showers, murals, as well as art-&-craft projects like mosaic stepping stones. For an organized design you can set aside and rework, use a mounting grid.
For a similar 3/4-inch version of this mix, check out our Vision Quest assortment.
3/8-Inch Plein Air Mosaic Tile Mini Mix 1 lb
- tile size: 3/8 inch (10mm)
- thickness: 1/8 nominal (4mm)
- sales unit: 1 pound (approximately 675 pieces)
- material: glass
- variety: low grain vitreous for fewer specks
- pigments: colorfast, UV resistant
- durability: frost-proof, impervious to liquid
- usage: suitable for indoor and outdoor use
Each 1-pound bag will cover approximately .90 square feet assuming a standard grout gap of approximately 1/32 inch. Most Mosaic Mounting Paper is 1.15 square feet and requires 841 tiles (29 tiles x 29 tiles). Use our tile estimator to calculate how much you need for your project.
Tile thickness is 1/8 inch nominal, the same as most of the glass mosaic tile we sell, which means that these can mix and match with other types and brands.
Cutting Glass Tile
We recommend the Mosaic Glass Cutter for cutting all types of glass mosaic tile including these. Note, however, that there is a limit to how small they can be cut. Due to their tapered edges, small pieces will tend to tip over. We advise cutting halves, quarters, and diagonal triangles, and not much smaller than that. For creating outlines and other details, check out our Rectangle Border Tiles or our Outliners Mosaic Sticks™.
Use in Mosaic Art
The affordability, ease of use and durability of these tiles makes them suitable for children’s crafts projects and outdoor home décor. The pigment quality lends itself equally well to photorealistic mosaic images and fine art. The advantage of this material is that you can use tiles from different manufacturers if you find you need additional colors.
How To Make Mosaics
For more advice on designing your mosaic project or mounting, cutting, and grouting tile, 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.