Butterscotch 16 Tile
7/8-Inch Stained Glass Mosaic Tiles are sold face-mounted on paper sheets of 16 tiles. The paper is removed by soaking in water. (Warm water
and detergent can make it fairly quick.)
The backs of the tile are spotted with chalk dust that is easily removed by rinsing.
The product looks as photographed once it is soaked and rinsed.
Glass Mosaic Tile Pre-Cut from Stained Glass
The 7/8-Inch Stained Glass Mosaic Tile is non-porous and can be used outdoors, but we don't recommend it for flooring.
Each sheet covers about 14 square inches (a little less than 0.10 square feet) when mounted with a standard grout spacing on approximately 1/16 inch.
Tile thickness is approximately 1/8 inch, which is NOMINALLY the same as the 3/8-inch and 3/4-inch glass mosaic tile we sell, but stained glass tends
to run a little bit thinner than the vitreous and is more variable in thickness. That being said, mixed-media mosaics and even mosaic table tops are
routinely made from dissimilar materials with even greater differences in thickness.
The pre-cut 7/8-inch tile could easily be used with the
American-made Stained Glass we sell for people who want to cut their own tiles.
All our glass tile cuts extremely easily with minimal force using with the
mosaic glass cutters
that we sell.
- Price is for one sheet of 16 tiles.
- Each tile is 7/8 inch x 7/8 inch.
- Each sheet is approximately 3.75 inch x 3.75 inch.
- Pigments: colorfast metal oxide.
- Solid color throughout.
- Coverage: 1 sheet covers 14 square inches (a little less than 0.10 square feet) when using a standard grout gap.
- Coverage: 10.25 sheets will cover 1 square feet when using a standard grout gap.
- Cuts relatively easily with mosaic glass cutters.
- Thickness: approximately 1/8 inch.
- Suitable for indoor and outdoor installation.
- NOT suitable for floors.
Use in Mosaic Art
Distribute Different Sizes of Whole Tile Evenly
Using different materials in mixed-media mosaic is a great way to add texture, dimensionality and visual interest. However, if you are mixing different sizes
of WHOLE UNCUT tile, it is best to mix all sizes equally throughout the mosaic and avoid having one particular figure or visual element made from one size of
tile that isn't used elsewhere in the mosaic. That is why when different sizes of tile are used in a mosaic, they are typically used as pieces instead of whole
Never Fill Space Just To Fill It
Avoid having part of your mosaic made from whole tile and another part made from pieces. If you make your figures (people) from cut tile, then make your background (sky) from cut tile as well, even if it is only tile cut in half. Else the mosaic looks like it was rushed to be completed. Never just fill space with tile without
first thinking of how the space could be filled in a more interesting way. Sure, empty space is important, but instead of just making you sky horizontal rows of tile like bricks that stop at the edges of the figures, consider making the sky from contoured rows that fit around the figures concentrically. Or make rows of tile that swirl to suggest the motion of the wind. Do anything but tile it straight across like the tiling in a bathroom shower. It is that 10 percent of extra effort that makes the difference between ordinary and greatness.
For more information on how to design mosaics and use tile to create artwork, see our page of Frequently Asked Questions
or our List of How-To-Mosaic Pages, which are topic specific.
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The chalky dust you see is chalk, which used as mold release to keep the molten glass from sticking when it is poured. The rinsing and rubbing to remove
the mounting paper will remove the dust.
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