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Flowers Bouquet Stained Glass Garden Stone Pattern Free

This is our free Flower Bouquet stepping stone pattern. It fits the round or octagon stepping stone mold and goes well with any colored cement.  If you used red and green for the flowers and plants you may want to use a creme colored cement. Adding mosaic background pieces can make the stone look more intricate.  There is a lot going on in the pattern and you can simplify it if necessary.  You can purchase diamondcrete in various colors from the link at the bottom of this page or you can click on our garden stone cement formula to the right and make your own colored high strength garden stone cement. The flower bouquet  pattern is a little tedious to cut but looks very nice when complete. To edit the pattern you can bring the image into a graphics program and modify it. You can also do this by resizing the pattern, printing it, and then adding or subtracting lines by hand. The “Rapid Resizer” program in the widget below is great for enlarging patterns. To save the pattern to your desktop just click on it to make it full size and then right click on it and choose save image as.

We hope you enjoy using our pattern.

Flower Bouquet Stained Glass Stepping Stone Pattern


Free Bear Stained Glass Stepping Stone Pattern

Here is a simple pattern of a bear under a sun or moon, depending how you layout your colors. You can also add mosaic pieces to make a background.  Our Bear Stained Glass Pattern can be used for stained glass stepping stones, glass panels, or other projects that require a basic pattern. Other uses for the pattern would be mosaic projects around the house such as garden stones, bird baths, trivets, and other mosaic projects. You can click on the pattern to see it full size.  To save the pattern to your desktop simply right click on the image and choose “save image as” then save it to your desktop. The image will need to be re-sized in a graphics program so that it will fit your stepping stone mold. You can also modify the image in other ways while in the graphics program. There are several free stepping stone pattern enlargement programs available. In the Stepping Stone Products bar below we have some patterns, diamondcrete and also a stained glass pattern re-sizer program. The resizing program is very useful and I highly recommend it.

Bear Stained Glass Stepping Stone Pattern

Free Ivy Holly Border Stone / Stained Glass Stepping Stone Pattern

This Ivy stepping stone pattern is designed to fit a border stone mold. A cream background would go well along with green stained glass.  To turn it into holly just add red stained glass berries.  If you want to be creative you could modify the pattern to fit a round or hexagon stepping stone mold.  Just have the design go all the way around.   More background pieces can be added to make it a bit fancier. The more detail the better.

To use this pattern you can click on the image below to make it full size then to save it right click on the image and choose “save image as”. There are a variety of programs that you can use to print or edit the pattern. Also, in the stained glass products box below there is a program called rapid resizer that works well. For cement, you can use our formula to the right called Acrylicrete or purchase diamondcrete from the box below.

Ivy (Holly) Stained Glass Border Stone Pattern – Free


Free Lighthouse Stained Glass Stepping Stone Pattern

This Lighthouse stepping stone pattern is designed to fit a round or hexagon stone mold. A green, blue, white or cream background would go well. More background pieces can be added to make it a bit fancier. For example, you could use cream colored cement and then use baby blue glass for the sky. Then green glass for the ocean. That would look stunning. Remember, the more detail the better.

You can click on the image below to make it full size then to save it right click on the image and choose “save image as”. There are several programs that you can use to print or edit the pattern. Also, in the stained glass products box below there is a program called rapid resizer that works well. For cement, you can use our formula to the right called Acrylicrete or purchase diamondcrete from the box below.

Lighthouse Stained Glass Border Stone Pattern – Free

lighthouse stained glass stepping stone pattern

Free Magnolia Flower Bloom Stained Glass Stepping Stone Pattern

This is our free magnolia bloom / flower stepping stone pattern.  It fits the round or octagon stepping stone mold and goes well with a green colored cement as do most flower type patterns.  You can purchase diamondcrete from the link below or you can click on our stepping stone cement formula to the left and make your own garden stone cement. The magnolia pattern is easy to cut and looks very nice when complete.  If you want to make it even nicer you can bring the image into a graphics program and add some background pieces.  You can also do this by resizing the pattern, printing it, and then drawing in lines by hand.  The “Rapid Resizer” program in the widget below is great for enlarging patterns.

To enlarge our magnolia stained glass pattern just click on it to make it big and then right click and choose save image as.

We hope you enjoy using our pattern.

Magnolia Stained Glass Stepping Stone Pattern


Free Red Rose Border Stained Glass Stepping Stone Pattern

This rose pattern is designed to fit a tree ring or border stone mold. Border stones are made to either circle a tree or plant or to meander along the edge of a garden or flower bed. To make a circle you place them running the same direction until they connect. To use them as a border on a flower bed you alternate the direction of each additional stepping stone. It would take some time to create enough for a long border but the effect would be spectacular. A green, white or cream background would go well. The stem can be cut in multiple pieces to make it easier.   I normally use red stained glass for the rose, dark green for the leaves and a medium green for the stem.  You can also use white or pink glass for the rose.

You can click on the image below to make it full size then to save it right click on the image and choose “save image as”.  There are several programs that you can use to print or edit the pattern.  Also, in the stained glass products box below there is a program called rapid resizer that works well.

Red Rose Stained Glass Border Stone Pattern – Free

red rose stained glass stepping stone pattern

Free Rose Stained Glass Stepping Stone Pattern

Here is a simple pattern of a rose specially designed to fit within a round or octagon mold. You can add mosaic pieces to make a background or just use a colored cement like Diamondcrete or our formula.  (diamondcrete can be found below and our cement formula can be found to the right under “How to Instructions”). Dark green leaves, red petals, and a mild green cement would look nice. Our Rose Stained Glass Pattern can be used for stepping stones, round glass panels, or other projects.  The concept is simplistic, but very elegant.  The nice thing about this pattern is that the glass fills up a large portion of the stone face which adds to the beauty of the overall design.  Other uses for the pattern would be mosaic projects around the house such as  bird baths, trivets, tree rings, and other mosaic projects. You can click on the pattern to see it full size then to save the pattern simply right click on the image and choose “save image as” then save it to your desktop or a pattern folder on your computer. The image will need to be re-sized in a graphics program so that it will fit your stepping stone mold. You can also modify the image in other ways while in the graphics program.  Just resizing is needed for stone projects, but if you are going to make a stained glass panel you will need to  add pieces to fill in around the rose.   There are several free stepping stone pattern enlargement programs available. In the Stepping Stone Products widget below we have some patterns, diamondcrete and also a stained glass pattern re-sizer program. The resizing program, called “Rapid Re-sizer” , is very popular and I highly recommend it.

Rose Stained Glass Stepping Stone Pattern

Hot Air Balloon Stained Glass Stepping Stone Pattern Free

Here is our free Hot Air Balloon Pattern for Stained Glass Stepping Stones.  The pattern is easy to cut and use.  You can add a blue background for the sky using mosaic pieces if you wish.  The more detail you can add to the stepping stone pattern the better.  I hope you enjoy the pattern.  To save it to your desktop just right click on the image and choose “save image as” then save it to your desktop.  The image will need to be re-sized in a graphics program to fit your stepping stone.  There are several free stepping stone pattern enlargement programs available. In the Stepping Stone Products bar below we have some patterns, diamondcrete and also a stained glass pattern re-sizer program. The resizing program is very useful and I highly recommend it.

How to Make a Stained Glass Mosaics Bowl – Direct Method


Creating a Mosaic Bowl using the Direct Application Method

GETTING STARTED

The process of making mosaics is actually very simple and consists of just a few simple steps. These steps are as follows:

1. Pre-planning your project
2. Choosing your design
3. Laying out your design
4. Cutting your mosaic pieces
5. Gluing down your glass
6. Applying grout to your project
7. Removing excess grout & cleaning up

The following examples are done without a pattern. If a pattern was to be used it would be traced onto the inside of the ceramic bowl and would guide the placement of the mosaic pieces.

Pre-planning your project

You will first need to decide what you are going to apply your mosaic glass to. This object is referred to as the project surface. It can be almost anything that is solid and that glass will adhere to. Flat surfaces are easiest to work with but rounded surfaces can be used as well. Beginners should start with something simple such as a solid pot holder or a stepping stone. Once you are experienced you can apply mosaic glass to stepping stones, bird baths, garden benches, mail boxes, picture frames, clocks, front porches, walls, floors, pool steps, border stones, bird houses, bricks, and many, many other surfaces.

Choosing your design

As with any work of art you must first decide what design or pattern you are going to use. Almost any stained glass pattern will work for mosaics and there are thousands of patterns to choose from.

You also have the choice of drawing your own pattern on a piece of paper or drawing a pattern directly on the project surface. In any event, using a pattern will give you better results as far as the look of your finished product and will make it easier to place your mosaic pieces.

If you choose to use what we call the freestyle or random layout method, you should at least use a picture or drawing of the design you are trying to create as a reference.

Laying out your design

There are two methods of mosaic application, direct and indirect. Both are outlined below and each method has its advantages.

Direct Method – The direct method involves tracing or drawing the pattern onto the project surface and then gluing the pieces onto that surface using mosaic glue.

If the project surface is flat then carbon paper can be used. First take a piece of carbon paper and lay it onto the project surface. Then take your pattern and lay it over the carbon paper. Using a pencil, trace the pattern onto the project surface. If necessary, when you are done, take a marker and go over the carbon outline until it is clearly visible

If the surface is such that the pattern cannot be transferred with carbon paper then the pattern must be drawn by hand onto the surface. If possible use a ruler or flexible tape measure.

For example, if you were laying out an irregular shaped flower pot or vase and were planning a simple side by side tile design you would take a ruler and draw grid lines every inch or so as a guide. If you were going to integrate a 3″ x 3″ rose pattern in your design you would use a pattern and carbon paper for that portion.

The direct method is used for horizontal surfaces and is nice in that once the pattern is traced onto the project surface you can glue one piece at a time taking all the time you need.

Freestyle or random placement is only recommended on very small pieces where the design is simple. Whenever possible, especially on intricate designs, use a pattern.

Indirect Method – The indirect method utilizes clear contact paper which is laid over the pattern with the sticky side up. The glass pieces are pressed onto the contact paper using the underlying pattern as a guide. When laying out your design, make sure you leave a 1/8 inch gap between pieces for your grout.

This method is useful for vertical surfaces like walls. Since the pieces are attached to the contact paper they can be glued vertically without pieces slipping. The disadvantage to this method is that all the pieces will be applied at the same time which is a little tricky.

Applying the glass using this method is discussed below.

Cutting your mosaic pieces

Refer to the section above on cutting glass

Gluing down your glass

Direct Method – There are several different types of glue that can be used for mosaics. (several are listed in the materials section above) The glue you use should be compatible with glass, should be waterproof when dry, and should dry clear so that it won’t show through the glass and so that it won’t cover up your pattern lines when first applied. For horizontal surfaces it is not necessary for the glue to dry fast but in more vertical applications a faster drying glue is a must.

Using a glue spreading tool, apply a layer of Mosaic Adhesive onto the project surface. (TIP: Be careful not to over apply your glue. If you fill in the areas between the pieces with glue there will be no room for your grout.) Carefully place your mosaic pieces onto the project surface making sure to leave a 1/8 inch gap between pieces. Firmly press each piece in place. Work within a small area at a time for best results. Once all the pieces are in place allow the adhesive to fully set before proceeding. Once the pieces are set you are ready to go on to the next step.

Applying Grout to your project

Mix up a batch of grout and using a grout applicator tool, spread it onto the tiles. (TIP: Auto body repair stores carry a great selection of spreading tools that are perfect for spreading grout.) Work the grout into the crevices until the grout is smooth and level with the tile surface. After using the spreader a paint brush can be used to work the grout thoroughly into all the crevices.

Removing excess Grout and cleaning up

After the grout has partially dried, wipe off the excess with a damp scrub sponge. When the grout has thoroughly dried, polish the tile surface with a damp paper towel or sponge until tiles are shiny and free of grout residue.

Congratulations! You’re ready to use and admire your new mosaic masterpiece.

Hummingbird and Flower Free Stained Glass Stepping Stone Pattern

This is our second hummingbird pattern. It is very popular and goes well with almost any color cement. It can be made in a round or octagon mold as well as other shapes. It is also adaptable for tree ring molds. The hummingbird is flying and feeding from a flower.
Other uses for the pattern would be mosaic projects around the house such as garden stones, bird baths, trivets, and other mosaic projects. You can click on the pattern to see it full size, then to save the pattern to your computer simply right click on the image and choose “save image as” then save it to your desktop. The image may need to be re-sized in a graphics program so that it will fit your particular stepping stone mold. You can also modify the image in other ways while in the graphics program. There are several stepping stone pattern enlargement programs available. In the Stepping Stone Products bar below we have some patterns, diamondcrete, molds and also a stained glass pattern re-sizer program. The resizing program is very useful and I highly recommend it.

Hummingbird and Flower Stained Glass Stepping Stone Pattern

Hummingbird Stained Glass Stepping Stone Pattern – Free

This is one of my favorite patterns. It is a hummingbird in flight feeding on a flower. This stained glass hummingbird pattern can be enlarged and modified to fit any size stone. It can also be used for a glass round panel. You can take extra mosaic pieces and make a background or you can make the stepping stone using the cement as the background. The more detail you can add to the stepping stone pattern the better it will look. I hope you enjoy using this pattern. To save it to your desktop just right click on the image and choose “save image as” then save it to your desktop. The image will need to be re-sized in a graphics program so that it will fit your stepping stone mold. There are several free stepping stone pattern enlargement programs available. In the Stepping Stone Products bar below we have some patterns, diamondcrete and also a stained glass pattern re-sizer program. The resizing program is very useful and I highly recommend it.

Snowflake Stained Glass Stepping Stone Pattern – Free

This is our free snow flake stained glass stepping stone pattern.  It is a very popular pattern and fairly easy to cut.  People normally use a white glass and a blue or green cement.  These make excellent Christmas gifts. The pattern fits well into a round or octagon mold. You can click on the pattern to see it full size then to save the pattern simply right click on the image and choose “save image as” then save it to your desktop or a folder created for patterns on your computer. The image can be re-sized in a graphics program to fit your stepping stone mold. You can also modify the image in other ways while in the graphics program. Just resizing is needed for stone projects, but if you are going to make a stained glass panel you will need to add pieces to fill in around the snowflake. There are several stepping stone pattern enlargement programs available. In the Stepping Stone Products widget featured below we have some patterns, diamondcrete, molds and also a stained glass pattern re-sizer program. The resizing program, called “Rapid Re-sizer” , is popular and I highly recommend it.

Stained Glass Pattern Books

Choosing the right stained glass pattern for your project is important.  It should be an extension of your creative ability.  It also needs to be within your skill level.  Keep in mind that patterns can easily be scanned and modified using any graphics program.  Paint shop, photo shop, etc..


Sun and Desert Stained Glass Stepping Stone Pattern Free

This is our free Sun and Sun in the Desert stepping stone patterns. It fits the round or octagon stepping stone mold and goes well with a tan colored cement. Adding mosaic background pieces can make the stone even nicer. Especially if you do some blue for the sky. You can buy colored diamondcrete from the link at the bottom of this page or you can click on our stepping stone cement formula to the right and make your own colored high strength stepping stone cement in any color you wish. The Sun Garden Stone patterns are easy to cut and look great in a garden. If you want to make it even nicer you can bring the image into a graphics program and add some background pieces. You can also do this by resizing the pattern, printing it, and then drawing in lines by hand. The “Rapid Resizer” program in the widget below is great for enlarging patterns. To save this pattern to your computer click on it to make it full size then right click on it and choose save image as. We hope you enjoy using our pattern.

Sun and Desert Sun Stained Glass Stepping Stone Pattern