As a self taught, beginner ‘mosaicer’, these tutorials have been a great resource for me. I was reminded about the one below whilst responding to as comment from Piglet In Portugal about painting grout. After watching the tutorial below again tonight, I’ve realised that they are however, only as good as my ability to listen!!
I’d seen this video previously and had a go at colouring the grout of an early mosaic I did, from white to black. It didn’t work out, the paint just wiped straight off, leaving the grout an awful murky grey colour. So my solution – to paint the grout again, leaving it to dry, which naturally it did…on all the tiles as well! Not a smart move, but I knew my failed attempt had to have been an error on my part.
Which it was. The grout cannot have a sealant over it…all my finished mosaics do. Too eager to just do, I didn’t listen carefully, and wrecked a mosaic, it can’t be given away or sold. Some will be the sacrificial lambs to my learning though, and that’s okay. A bit more time and I’ll have the paint off all the tiles, and from a distance it’ll be fine on my wall! I’ve jumped in the deep end and I’m loving it.
Now that I know my error, I’ll give this method another go. I am keen to find out if I can effectively go light to dark this way, as it’s so much simpler than having to chip out all the old grout and start again. It may only give a pastel effect as you see in the video, but we’ll see.