Mosaic tiles for a herb garden

Placing some mosaic designs of herbs and their names onto paving stones in a herb garden.

This project used up all the colours I had left over from mixed glass tiles I had for the Earth Cross-section mosaic (see Geology trail). I’m not entirely sure they would have helped kids identify the herbs, but it would have brightened up and added interest to the area.

The technique I was shown was sound; gluing the tiles onto paper in reverse, then sticking them down, washing off the paper and glue before grouting. However the adhesive I was recommended was not suitable and given that the other mosaic fell apart, I expect that these did not last.

Mosaic making

Finding out about mosaic and how it’s done.