How To Mosaic Techniques & Projects

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Learn How To Make Decorative Embellishments

Learn How To Make Decorative Embellishments

July 10, 2020

Making your own decorative embellishments gives you the freedom to customise your embellishment to fit your project. This tutorial shows you how to make embellishment easily out of polymer clay, and use Pearl Ex mica powder to take them to the next level. 
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DIY Mosaic Tiles

DIY Mosaic Tiles

April 24, 2020

DYI Mosaic Tiles allows you the complete freedom to personalise your mosaics. Choose your theme and colour scheme, then add photo's, quotes and words with ease. Using transparent glass tiles, you adhere your paper, trim the excess and create your mosaic.
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Learn How To Make Letters & Numbers

Learn How To Make Letters & Numbers

March 20, 2020

Learn how to make letters & numbers for your mosaic projects with polymer clay. This is a great way to personalise your mosaic by adding words, quotes, names or even dates (birthday, wedding etc).
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Handmade Decorative Box Project

Handmade Decorative Box Project

March 05, 2020

Learn how to make these stunning handmade tiles to create your own unique mosaic project. This technique gives you freedom to customise your colour and theme of the tiles.
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How To Make Vintage Looking Tiles

How To Make Vintage Looking Tiles

March 03, 2020

This beautiful mosaic has been created using a number of different techniques. Read on to find out how to create these beautiful vintage looking tiles and much more....
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Make Your Own Pressed Flowers

Make Your Own Pressed Flowers

February 28, 2020

Learn how to make own pressed flowers for yours mosaics with polymer clay. These flowers make beautiful embellishments, which you can customise to suit your projects colour scheme.
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Make Your Own Jewellery Pendants

Make Your Own Jewellery Pendants

February 24, 2020

Create your own beautiful jewellery pendants easily with polymer clay and pendant blanks. The techniques demonstrated in this tutorial can be used to make your own handmade tiles as well. So get creative and have fun!
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Rustic Blue Photo Frame

Rustic Blue Photo Frame

February 17, 2020

This beautiful and unique mosaic has been created with handmade polymer clay tiles. If you are interested in taking your mosaics to the next level, by making your own tiles, than this is a fantastic project to make.
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Love Heart Mosaic Project

Love Heart Mosaic Project

February 11, 2020

With Valentines Day in a few days time I've been inspired to use the love heart theme in this weeks project. This fun mixed media mosaic has been created using contemporary tiles combined with handmade polymer clay flowers.
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How To Make Mosaic Jewellery

How To Make Mosaic Jewellery

November 06, 2019

Mosaic Jewellery is such a fun project to make. Not only are they quick and in-expensive to make, they are very easy to personalise and a fantastic gift idea. All you need is a pendant base, a selection of mosaic materials, adhesive and a touch of grout - they are really that easy!
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Mix & Match Photo Frame Project

Mix & Match Photo Frame Project

November 05, 2019

This Beautiful Mosaic is created using our exclusive handmade mosaic tile. Here are the project instructions plus techniques for you to create a mosaic in the same style.
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learn how to use ball chain in your mosaic project

How To Use Ball Chain

April 02, 2019

Ball chain (or chain ball) is a great mosaic material. When grouted the line of balls protrude through the grout. It can be used in all kinds of mosaic projects, for outlining shapes, defining segments, creating lines or just adding another element of interest.
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Grout Colourant - A New Way to Colour Grout

Grout Colourant - A New Way to Colour Grout

February 09, 2019

Getting the grout colour you want has always been a struggle as grout manufacturers tend to have a very limited colour pallet. A new option is using powered pigments which we have just added to our range.

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mosaic rock are a fun mosaic project which is easy to make

Mosaic Stones - A Fun Mosaic Project!

November 08, 2018

Mosaic stones make wonderful Christmas presents as they are quick to make, in-expensive and very unique.  They make beautiful paperweights or decorative pieces which will be well received by anyone that receives them.

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handmade tiles used to make a mosaic photo frame

Why Not Try Making One Of These For Yourself?

October 23, 2018

This beautiful Damask Photo Frame is made using our exclusive range of Handmade Mosaic Tiles. 
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'P.S. I Love You' Photo Frame

September 12, 2018

This Beautiful Mosaic is created using our exclusive handmade mosaic tile. Here are the project instructions plus techniques for you to create a mosaic in the same style.

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Handmade Mosaic Photo Frame

Handmade Mosaic Photo Frame

August 14, 2018

This Beautiful Mosaic is created using our exclusive handmade mosaic tile. Here are the project instructions plus techniques for you to create a mosaic in the same style. 

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WHAT ADHESIVE IS RIGHT FOR YOUR PROJECT

What Adhesive is Right for Your Project

February 10, 2018

When creating a mosaic it is important to choose the correct adhesive and ensure that it is compatible with the base or substrate you are using. To help you choose the correct adhesive we have complied this quick reference guide.

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5 REASONS WHY CHOOSING THE CORRECT MOSAIC BASE IS CRITICAL

5 Reasons Why Choosing The Correct Mosaic Base is Critical

August 17, 2017

The choice of base is determined by a number of factors, including the type of project, intended location and use, cost and your individual choice. Durability and aesthetics are key factors that need careful consideration. 
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HOW TO MAKE A MOSAIC STEPPING STONE

How to Make A Mosaic Stepping Stone

July 14, 2017

Mosaic Stepping Stone are a wonderful addition to the garden and a great mosaic project for beginners and experienced mosaicists alike. This 'How to Mosaic' looks at the two techniques you can use to create your own beautiful piece of garden art.

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Revealed: Common Mosaic Mistakes

Revealed: Common Mosaic Mistakes

May 22, 2017

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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MY GROUT IS CRACKING, WHY DOES THIS HAPPEN AND WHAT CAN I DO TO PREVENT IT?

My Grout Is Cracking, Why Does This Happen and What Can I Do To Prevent It?

May 15, 2017

It is really disheartening to find cracks in the grout of your newly completed mosaic project, particularly after you've invested significant time, money and creativity.
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HOW TO USE COLOUR IN MOSAICS

How to Use Colour in Mosaics

May 09, 2017

Colour is a critical element in your mosaic design, so having an understanding of some basics can help you achieve the look you are after in mosaics. Here are some fundamental colour principles that you should keep in mind.

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Micro Eye mosaic by Andjelka Radojevic

Creating Eyes in Mosaics

May 04, 2017

Creating eyes in a mosaic piece can be a daunting task. Why, because you need to get them right. Get them wrong and your piece won't look right. Here are some tips and materials you can use to get a great result.

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HOW TO USE MOSAIC MESH

How To Use Mosaic Mesh

May 02, 2017

The starting point for this topic is to understand why you use mesh to create a mosaic. Mesh can be used to create a mosaic in instances where the installation is difficult or you have to or would like to work away from the installation site. It can also be useful when a number of individuals are working together on the same project. 

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WHY (DO YOU) GROUT?

WHY (DO YOU) GROUT?

April 28, 2017

To grout or not to grout! I can across an interesting discussion the other day which shared a number of view points on whether you should grout or not. 

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HOW DO YOU TILE AROUND CURVES? keystoning

How Do You Tile Around Curves?

November 11, 2016

Keystoning is a cutting technique in which your square tesserae goes around curves without leaving a large gap on the outside of the curve. When executed well your grout lines will run parallel and you won’t have a triangular space between the tiles.
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DID YOU KNOW? 7 HANDY MOSAIC TIPS & TECHNIQUES

Did You Know? 7 Handy Mosaic Tips & Techniques

November 04, 2016

Here are 7 handy mosaic tips & techniques that we have come across over the years, which should help make mosaics easier.

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HOW TO COLOUR GROUT

How to Colour Grout

October 27, 2016

Pre-coloured grouts tend to come in a range of fairly standard colours; white, black, brown, beige, and grey. So what do you do it your after something different? Why not try colouring it yourself!

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USING SHADOWS IN MOSAICS

Using Shadows in Mosaics

October 25, 2016

Learning how to create shadows within a mosaic will add a realistic element to your design by creating depth and a 3-D effect. They are integral in replicating life and achieving realism.

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MAKE THIS GORGEOUS CERAMIC LOVE HEART TRAY

Make This Gorgeous Ceramic Love Heart Tray

October 07, 2016

With Christmas just around the corner it's time to start thinking about planning your handmade Christmas gifts. This 'Ceramic Love Heart Tray' would make the perfect gift for someone special. It's simple to make yet completely unique, a gift that would be loved and appreciated.

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LEARN HOW TO CUT CERAMIC TILES - TIPS & TECHNIQUES

Learn How to Cut Ceramic Tiles - Tips & Techniques

September 20, 2016

In this how to mosaic article we look at the tools that you can use to cut ceramic tiles and the techniques you can use to cut them. It is definitely worth giving ceramic tiles are try as it opens up the range of materials you can use and the finishes you can achieve.

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