Mosaic Stepping Stone Materials

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There are lots of tile materials that can make mosaic stepping stones. Learn how to pick rock, jewels, or glass for stepping stones in this free garden craft video from a mosaic artist. View Video Transcript

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Cooie Grey-Lavin

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I'm Cooie Grey-Lavin, and in this clip I'll show you how to gather materials to make mosaic stepping stones. There's different ways to make stepping stones. One of the first decisions you have to make is, is anyone going to step on it or not. If they are, then it needs to be level with no sharp edges. If they're not, and it's an ornament, you can actually use three dimensional pieces, like little pieces of pottery lids, little figurines, things like that. If it is to be stepped on, it needs to be flat and one level. You can use preformed concrete stepping stones you buy at any hardware store, you can do any shape, any size. You can also use the unglazed Italian tiles that are used for floors. They are lighter, they are not quite as strong, but if it's not something that's going to get stepped on a lot, they're easier to work with because of how light they are. As far as the actual ornaments for the top, you can use gems and jewels that you buy at the craft store, broken pieces of glass that have been tumbled in a rock tumbler, different shaped tiles from craft stores or online leaf tiles, heart tiles, things like that, glass tiles. You can use pottery or ceramic pieces. You need a tile nipper that you can get at any hardware or tile supply store, and you literally just nip the pieces to the size and the shape you want. Make them any pattern that you might like. This is part of the process where you start designing your stepping stone the way you would like it before you glue. When gathering your supplies you need to consider the color and texture and how you want to apply them in your stepping stones you're designing.