All of the little mosaic pieces are blended polymer clay that was rolled out, cut into geometric shapes, separated on a cookie sheet, and then baked. They were glued on with mod podge and sealed with black acrylic paint that was applied with a pastry bag and a very fine point frosting tip. I realize now that there are steps I could have taken to make it easier on myself, but I wanted it to look precisely how it was in my head . . . did it end up that way in all actuality? No, there were things that didn't work the way I wanted it to and ideas had to be changed, but it turned out all for the better.