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Mosaic - Representation Of The Divine!

Mosaic - representation of the Divine!

Mosaic of religious inspiration!

Asking for divine protection is never too much.
Especially when we can always have around us this beautiful Divine Holy Spirit, the famous and so fashionable Divine, made of mosaic!

Use it to put you in a charming corner in the living room, bedroom or even in your home office.
And it also fits perfectly at your front door, always bringing good vibes to whoever comes in and out!

Let's learn?

For this mosaic we will need:

- 1 piece of wood larger than the risk of 17.0 x 17.5 cm.
- White acrylic paint;
- Soft brushes (flat tip of pony hair);
- Ruler;
- Overhead pen and permanent thin-tip pen;
- Ballpoint pen;
- Frosted acrylic lacquer;
- White flexible grout;
- Silicone and plastic spatulas;
- Neutral silicone (if it is a tube, you will also need a silicone gun);
- Small spatula to pass silicone (spatula 24 - dental instrument) or ice cream stick;
- Small base of glass to put the silicone;
- 1 glass cutter;
- Kerosene for the cutter;
- Pliers;
- Colored glasses: white, 2 shades of gray, 2 shades of yellow, mustard and black or squares of 1.0 x 1.0 cm of these colors;
- Alcohol or acetone;
- Cloths;
- Sewing stencil;
- Scissors;
- White glue;
- Paper for decoupage;
- Stiletto blade;
- Tico-tico saw with cutting blade for wood;
- Fine sandpaper for wood;
- 20 cm of fine chain;
- 2 small screws;
- 1 nail;
- Hammer;
- Small screwdriver;
- gloves and apron;
- Protective goggles.

Our first task is to print the risk:

Click the risk image and download the file to your computer.

Download Templates

Click here to download the download files to your computer (PDF)

Your drawing should be 17.5cm tall by 17cm wide.
Print your risk.

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Separate the scratch, the stencil and the piece of wood and the pen.

The wood can be MDF or 10 mm offset.

My wood was already painted white. You can paint yours before or after transferring the risk.

Put the stencil on the wood, scratch on the stencil and risk the wood.

Cutting MDF mold with tico-ceramic:

You can take the scratched wood for a joiner to cut. Or you can cut yourself with the tico-tico saw.

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I one day got tired of waiting for them to cut my pieces, bought a saw, read the manual (very important), learned and today I cut everything myself.

If you find yourself fit to do this, do it calmly and without fear.

Test straight cuts before you begin to cut the Divine.

Keep in mind that you will succeed. I always think I'm a superhero! There's nothing I can not!

Kidding people - but this works, saw it!

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Cut the top round first.

Then cut the excess wood along with the bottom of the tail.

And then cut the bottom of the Divine along with the sides of the tail.

Break the junction.

Taking a joiner or cutting yourself does not matter: you'll need to sand the cut to get rid of the burrs.

It's annoying, but it's worth it.

Glass mosaic cut:

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Separate pieces of dark yellow and black glass.

Also the cutting materials: kerosene cutter, pliers, fine-point marker pen.

Let's start with the little feet! Mark your feet with the pen on the yellow glass.

With the cutter full of kerosene and the lid lightly uncrossed, cut the glass over the marking.

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Run the cutter from top to bottom or bottom to top, as you prefer, with a medium risk pressure.

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Hold the glass firmly with the cut face up, and carefully, by the size, position the pliers near the edge next to the cut.

Break down.

Wear gloves. If you prefer, use 2 pliers.

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Make the second cut of the piece and break it.

Model and cut the 4 details of the feet.

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Model the nozzle also on the dark yellow glass and cut.

Also cut the small eye on the black glass: first cut a square and then cut the tips until forming the eye

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Separate the neutral silicone, the glass base to support the silicone and the dental spatula or ice cream stick and glue all the details of the Divine that we cut.

Cutting all tiles:

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As the details dry, let's cut the squares.

Separate the white glass, plate or pieces, cutting materials and ruler.

Make 1-cm strip markings on the glass with the thin-tipped pen.

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With the ruler support, run the cutter by each marking with medium pressure, from the bottom up or from the top down, as you prefer.

Hold the glass firmly with the cut face up.

Position the clipper close to the edge, next to the cut.

Break down.

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To cut the stripes in squares, use a jig scratched on the paper, or make markings with the pen and ruler on the stripes.

Place each strip in the template and cut in 1 cm markings.

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With the strip with the cut face up, break down with the pliers positioned close to the cut.

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Cut also the two shades of gray.

And light yellow and mustard.

Montage of the Mosaic of the Divine:

- white parts:

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Let's fill the body of the Divine.

Start with the head white.

Place the square in its position and mark the leftover: the rounded cut.

Cut and paste.

As the head is the main, let's make it well filled.

Cut the leftovers of the second part so that the fit is perfect with the first one.

Round the part that will be positioned under the eye.

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Keep filling until the head is complete.

Now let's fill the larger part of the wings, also in white.

Start by the edge.

Always marking and cutting off excesses.

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Keep filling from edge to center.

Follow the edge line to give movement to the mosaic.

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After the wings, let's do the tail, also in white.

Let's fill from the sides to the center, starting from below.

Always mark and cut the leftovers to have a well-done mosaic.

Always go sticking.

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Fill from the sides to the center, interspersing one side at a time.

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Until filling the whole tail.

- gray parts:

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Fill now, from darker gray, the underside of the body of the Divine.

I filled it vertically.

In mosaic, it is important to choose the direction you will put the pieces, to give volume, movement, beauty

Do not forget to fill the middle of the feet, huh ?!

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Now, with light gray, do the upper body. Horizontal direction.

Make a row on each side of the edges, starting from the top.

Mark the insert with the top piece, cut and glue.

On top of the feet, glue a row of squares.

Cut the leftovers. Leave the middle of the body to be made of white.

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Make the top of each wing also light gray, filling from top to bottom.

Finally, fill the middle of the body with white.

- yellow parts:

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Separate the squares in light yellow and mustard, and the cutting and gluing tools.

Let's do the lightning.

The colors are interspersed in the rays. Start with yellow.

Fill horizontally, top to bottom, from the side to the center, cutting the excess for a perfect fit.

In the rays next to the Divine, fill from top to bottom.

Make all the yellow rays.

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Then fill in the mustard rays the same way.

Allow to dry according to silicone manufacturer's recommendations.

After drying, wipe the pen marks on the glass with acetone or alcohol and a clean, dry cloth.

Let's groove in white:

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For this we need flexible white grout, a mixing bowl and a silicone spatula.

Mix the grout with water, always gradually, until a doughy and homogeneous mass is formed.

Thread the grout over the mosaic with the silicone spatula, spreading from side to side until all of the holes are filled.

Remove the excess with the spatula. And with your fingers, pass the grout on the edge, against the mosaic.

Let it dry for about 5 hours.

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After drying, remove the excess by wiping a clean, dry cloth over the tile.

Mosaic finish: acrylic paint and decoupage paper:

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Separate white acrylic paint and flat brush and soft brush.

Paint the edge of the Divine. Give 2 to 3 coats.

After the dry paint, separate the glue, decoupage paper, scissors, soft brush, and a silicone spatula if desired.

Cut the paper the size of the Divine with leftovers.

Dilute the glue with a little water.

Pass the glue over the wood.

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Put the paper on the glue.

I like to hit the paper with the spatula, carefully. But this is optional.

Pass the glue by hitting the paper with the brush. Let it dry well.

After drying, cut off the excess paper with a very sharp stiletto blade.

Pass matte acrylic lacquer on the paper and the edge we painted.

Pines and mosaic wall fixing:

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Separate the nail, hammer, chain and screws, screwdriver and fine-tip pen.

Ideally, you should have something soft to support the piece, such as a styrofoam.

If you do not have it, fold a large cloth several times and place the piece on top so you do not risk ruining your mosaic.

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Mark the place where the chain is to be attached, and make the nail and the hammer a small hole in the side of the house.

It's just the beginning of a hole, really small.

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Insert the screw into the end of the chain and screw in place.

Make the bolt open the way, so it gets stuck tight.

Fasten both sides.

And we have already finished our Divine!
Now just choose the place to hang!

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See you!

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