Mosaics can be applied to practically any surface including bowling balls and styrofoam forms. This article looks at common mosaic bases, their pro's and con's and what adhesives can be used. Ultimately the choice of a mosaic base or substrate is determined by many factors, including the mosaic's intended use, location, type of project, cost and individual choice.
Metal beads are a wonderful mosaic material, adding texture and detail that is just not found in mosaic tiles. This project demonstrates how you can incorporate metal beads with more traditional mosaic glass tiles to create a stunning piece.
I have never been known to do anything in halves, take on a project and watch it grow. This is what's happened to our mushroom project. It started as a small project to demonstrate how to make a mosaic mushrooms, to making some for the front of our warehouse, to making a massive piece for our towns up coming Lake Light Sculptures Event on the Easter Long Weekend. So now I've got 4 of my friends and myself making, mosaicing and decorating a mass of mushrooms, by the time we're finished we will have over 50 gorgeous mushrooms (hopefully!).
With the holiday period on our doorstep it's a great time to undertake a larger sized mosaic project. Mosaic Birdbath’s are a very popular project because you get to create a lovely piece of artwork for your garden, and hopefully attract some beautiful wildlife as well. In this project I’ve used one of my favourite patterns to create a unique and colourful birdbath. The instructions will provide you with all the information you need to create one for yourself.
With Christmas now only 4 week's away we are all looking for special gifts to give loved ones. This week's project is a beautiful Mosaic Picture Frame, a quick & beautiful gift that can be admired for years to come.
This week's 'How To Mosaic' demonstrates just how easy it is to make your own picture tiles. They are a fantastic way to incorporate special memories, words or designs into your projects. You can really let your creativity go wild these tiles. Other ideas include making your own glass pendants, magnets or special decorations to hang from the Christmas tree.
If you love using an eclectic range of materials to create your mosaics then this project is for you. It's very easy to create and a great way to utitlise your leftover materials.
Included in this project are tips for using glass rods & chain ball.
In this week's 'How to Mosaic' I'm looking at using Epoxy resin as an alternative to grout. Over the year's I've been asked about epoxy a number of times, so it's about time I address this topic in a 'How to Mosaic' newsletter.
Tumbled Glass Pieces are an extremely versatile, easy to use and cost effective mosaic material. In this 'How to Mosaic' we demonstrate how easy it is to use and mix with other materials to create beautiful & intricate mosaics.
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.