Decorating Glass (Oil Bottle/Dispenser)?

I for to decorate a glass bottle/dispenser. When finished, the dispenser must be hand washable, withstand very patronize use, and not be affected by contact with oil. I've given up on glass paint, polymer clay, and using a white glue and water blend to adhere tissue paper. I'm now onto attempting a mosaic on the bottom half of the bottle. (Bottle resembles 8" upside down flighty bulb.

I am not wholly sure you will be able to get flat mosaic tiles to firmly set on a curved surface. But perhaps there will be glue enough to strongly restrain the tile in the area of contact on the convex surface and then, like you say, grout the seams. I suppose as hanker as the grout material goes under the space in the tiles which don't have contact with the convex surface, it would seal and shelter the tiles.
I am not definitely sure you will be able to get flat mosaic tiles to firmly set on a curved surface. But perhaps there will be glue enough to strongly judge the tile in the area of contact on the convex surface and then, like you say, grout the seams. I suppose as eat one's heart out as the grout material goes under the space in the tiles which don't have contact with the convex surface, it would seal and nurture the tiles.

The White Room Gallery Debuts in Bridgehampton

Locally made art.

Just beyond the gallery’s entrance are two transparent plastic display cases on top of white, rectangular pillars, containing fragile works of art: polymer clay feasts, as well as tiny assorted fruits surrounded by forest leaves, sculpted by Ruby Jackson.

Glossy photographic prints on metal canvases present obscure city-inspired landscapes, thanks to photographer and writer Kat O’Neill. Doll-faced characters painted with what appears to be blush and concealer dominate the gallery’s white walls as part of Nadine Daskaloff’s exhibit.

Walk to the back and you’ll find a painting of soothing blue ocean waves. Background music from the ’80s, ranging from punk to pop, fits the atmosphere. Deprived of surrounding colors in the walls and the light, the soft music pulsated and provided a ghostly finishing touch to the featured artwork. Far from being a distraction, it complemented the viewing. Maybe it was because that Clash-like music emphasized the idea of not quite fitting together, while also celebrating the solidarity of not giving a damn about it.

Through July 6, Mark Seidenfeld and Southampton’s own Paton Miller will be featured at the gallery. Miller’s recent work is best defined by two words: mosaic oasis. Similar to a quilt, multiple colors are woven together in the paintings in a fashion that makes them seem to have temperatures of their own. (Compare his “Illustrated Man,” “Skeleton Attic,” and “Road to Deliciousness” now on display.) And that’s only technique: Miller’s paintings are, in this exhibit, portraits of individuals highlighted in faraway places, in all stages of life. Mark Seidenfeld is best known for his “historical cameos” in photography, but Seidenfeld’s most recent paintings resemble crinkled cellophane soaked in liquid metal—some beautiful chaos! Add color to that image and you can imagine what a riotous palette The White Room will present.

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Polymer Clay Mosaics
128 pages
Polymer Clay Mosaics

And because the polymer weighs so much less than ceramic, these tesserae work better on smaller projects, and offer more flexibility.
About this book
Forget the glass and ceramics; just put polymer clay through a pasta machine to make very thin sheets, cut that into small squares, and voila! Crafters have mosaic tiles in whatever shape and color they want, perfect for gluing onto any surface for beautiful decorative objects. And because the polymer weighs so much less than ceramic, these tesserae work better on smaller projects, and offer more flexibility. Simple instructions and color photos present all the basics of this appealing craft, and the great projects include jewelry, mirror decorations, house signs, coasters, tabletops, garden items, and more.

Mixed-Media Mosaics, Techniques and Projects Using Polymer Clay Tiles, Beads & Other Embellishments
128 pages
Mixed-Media Mosaics, Techniques and Projects Using Polymer Clay Tiles, Beads & Other Embellishments

In addition to learning traditional tiling techniques such as working with grout and cutting glass tile, you'll also explore creative options for personalizing tiles: Discover the magic of mica powders and the regal look they can give to ...
About this book
Imagine beautiful mosaic pieces with tiles that you easily create yourself! Mixed-Media Mosaics offers a fresh, new approach to a traditional art form. By making your own tiles from polymer clay, you control the size, shape, color and even the texture, resulting in beautiful finished pieces that include tabletops, boxes, jewelry and shrines. In addition to learning traditional tiling techniques such as working with grout and cutting glass tile, you'll also explore creative options for personalizing tiles: Discover the magic of mica powders and the regal look they can give to mosaics Learn quick and easy ways of adding paint to handcrafted and commercial tile See how easy it is to create molds and cast your own relief tiles Find ways to add personal meaning to your work with the addition of text tiles Experiment with the addition of beads, jewelry and other embellishments by embedding them right into the tile! Whether you'd like to complete a mosaic tabletop for your patio, a jewelry box...

How I make my mosaics and are they worth it. - Part 1

I take advantage of giving demonstrations in polymer clay mould techniques to different wiliness groups but I have found a angel of mosaics with better plates. I have been supporting myself with my turtle-dove of crafts for over several years now. I fancy distressing all sorts of crafts. I have done a lot of fraud fairs in Scotland and currently yield a few of shops in Scottish Highlands and Moray parade-ground.

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Royston's Lisa set to dazzle punters with her artwork display at Curwens
Royston's Lisa set to dazzle punters with her artwork display at Curwens The 38-year-old experiments with a range of materials from oil painting, to silk painting, decoupage to polymer clay. The exhibition in Curwens will feature pyrography – the art of decorating wood by burning a design on the surface with a heated metal

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Holiday market at the Promontory this weekend
herbal mouthwash, natural probiotics deodorants, activated charcoal whitening toothpaste. lookingglass mosaics by Anita Garrison * Mosaic frames, mirrors, wall hangings and decorative items. Polymer clay wearables. Anita was a member of Artisans 21.

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ARCATA ARTISANS: 883 H St. Jim Lowry, photography; Candy Miller, polymer clay; Kris Patzlaff, small metals artist and jeweler. ARCATA CORE PILATES: 977 Eighth St. Claudia Lima, oil on linen; wine pour benefits Humboldt County Special Olympics. THE