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Learn How To Mosaic a Rock

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Last week I posted a beautiful mosaic made by Mary Foley on our Facebook page. It proved to be so popular that the technique is the topic of this week's How to Mosaic. You can create fantastic garden art using this technique which can include dragonflies, butterflies, frogs, geckos and snails just to name a few.

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Learn How to Seal Your Mosaic Project

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Ever wondered why you seal a mosaic or how to go about doing it correctly? Yes, well here is some information that will point you in the right direction!

 

Ever wondered why you seal a mosaic or how to go about doing it correctly? Yes, well here is some information that will point you in the right direction!

 

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A Great Way To Add Texture & Colour To Your Mosaic

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Glass sand is a wonderful way to add to add texture and colour to your mosaic. In this 'How to Mosaic' we demonstrate how easy it is to use and mix with other materials to create beautiful & intriciate mosaics.

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How To Make A Mosaic Stepping Stone

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I often get asked how to make a mosaic stepping stone, so in today's 'How to Mosaic' I'm detailing the process involved. There are two techniques for that can be used; these are the indirect and direct method of mosaics. The indirect method involves embedding the tiles into the stepping stone, whereas the direct method involves adhering the tiles to the top. The direct method is the one I will be focusing on today.

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Learn to Make a Gorgeous Mosaic Torso

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Paper-Mache shapes make a great mosaic base. We have used one in this project to create a stunning mosaic torso. Read on to learn how to create one for yourself.

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The Ultimate Guide to Choosing the Correct Grout Colour

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We have had a few emails recently from people not happy with the grout colour they have chosen, wanting to know what to do to correct it. Unfortunately it is very difficult to correct the grout colour once applied, it is much easier to choose the correct colour before it is applied. To help you do this, we have put together the 'Ultimate Guide to Choosing the Correct Grout Colour'.

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Revealed: Common Mosaic Mistakes

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In this week's 'How to Mosaic and Project Ideas' newsletter I'm outlining some mistakes which are commonly made in mosaics. I know I've certainly made one on or two of these myself and I'm sure a number of my readers have also.

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Create Some Crafty Gecko's for Your Garden

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Adding your own mosaic work to your garden is a great way to give it personality & life, and what better way to do this than with some cute little creatures. It's a fun project that can be completed in a few days by all; you could even get some older children involved to share the fun!

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How to Prepare a Paper-Mache Base for Mosaics

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Paper-Mache shapes make a great mosaic base, but need to be prepared correctly to ensure they maintain their integrity during mosaicing. In this 'How To Mosaic' we look how you can prepare a paper-mache torso to mosaic. This technique can be applied to any form including animals, letters, numbers and heads, just to name a few possibilities.

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Learn How To Create a Mosaic Using Plaster Cloth & Your Imagination

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The art & craft of mosaics is only limited by your imagination. Mosaics can be created on practically anything; as long as there is no movement in the object you can mosaic it. 

In this 'How to Mosaic' I'm looking at how you can prepare a surface to mosaic using plaster cloth. Plaster cloth is the same material that is used on broken limbs; it is simple to apply and hardens into a surface that is suitable to mosaic.

Once the plaster hardens then you are ready to decorate your base. Here I have a very beautiful technqiue for your to try! Bring on the Bling!

 

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