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Faux Mosaic Vintage Tray

By: Cathie & Steve
Cathie & Steve
Cathie & Steve
Cathie Filian and Steve Piacenza are handcraft designers, Emmy Nominated television hosts, book authors, lifestyle experts and the inventors of Hot Glue Gun Helpers. Their shows can be seen in the United States, Australia, South Africa, The Philippines and on the Armed Forces Network.  They were nominated for two Daytime Emmys. Cathie and Steve has also appeared on numerous network shows and specials for NBC, ABC, Discovery Channel, HGTV, DIY and Food Network.  Programs such as Rachael Ray, IVillage Live, View From the Bay and the Florence Henderson Show have featured their creative ideas.
A mosaic-inspired serving tray.
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Skill Level: Beginner


FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - New Leaf Green, 2 oz.
Item #2578
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

FolkArt ® Finishes - Pearlcote™ Glaze - Pearl, 6 oz.
Item #782
Translucent, satiny finish. This product may not be purchased by anyone under 18 years of age.

Mod Podge ® Gloss, 8 oz.
Item #CS11201
Mod Podge ® is quick-drying for multiple coat build up and dries clear. Can be sanded to a smooth finish. Cleans up easily while wet with soap and water. Certified AP non-toxic; waterbase. Mod Podge ® is an all in one decoupage glue, sealer and finish

Mod Podge ® Dimensional Magic, 2 oz.
Item #CS11215
Create faux mosaic, quilt and other textures with added dimension. Dries clear and allows the full color of the surface below to show through. Works with Mod Podge, acrylic paint, dyes, pigments and more. Stay put formula won’t sag or run. Perfect for jewelry, paper crafting and accenting home décor items.

Other Supplies
Scrapbook papers
Vintage style silver tray (Thrift Store)
Foam paintbrush
Small paintbrush
Loose bristle paintbrush


1. Cut the scrapbook papers into small squares and random cut pieces.  This should look like broken china plates.

2. Using a foam paintbrush, coat the base of the silver tray with Mod Podge.  Begin to position the cut papers onto the tray in the Mod Podge.  Top-coat each piece with more Mod Podge.

3. Using a small paintbrush, paint in between the paper pieces with new leaf Green.

4. Spray with Pearl Glaze. Let dry.

5. Apply a thick coat of Dimensional Magic on top of each cut piece of paper.  This will make them appear to look like broken tiles. 

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