How To Mosaic Techniques & Projects

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An Introduction To Mixed Media Mosaics

An Introduction To Mixed Media Mosaics

May 17, 2021

While it is possible to make some amazing art using glass and ceramics, the introduction of other materials can ignite creativity and produce unexpected results. If you are fascinated by texture and pattern and arranging seemingly unrelated materials into a cohesive whole, mixed media mosaics could be for you.
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'Enjoy The Little Things' Chalkboard

'Enjoy The Little Things' Chalkboard

April 30, 2021

Chalkboards are more popular than ever! You see them everywhere, from restaurants to weddings and in the home where they are used to jot down shopping lists to leaving little messages of love and inspiration. This project shows you how to make a fun and inexpensive chalkboard that you can customise to your home's decor.
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Mandala Mosaic Pot

Mandala Mosaic Pot

April 23, 2021

Mosaic Pots are a great way to decorate, both inside and outside your home. This colourful little pot would look lovely on a window sill or a side table. All skill levels can make it as not cutting is involved. It would make a lovely present for a treasured friend or family member.
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Talavera Mexican Tray

Talavera Mexican Tray

April 16, 2021

This project is inspired by Talavera Mexican pottery, with its beautiful rich colours and gorgeous motifs. Created with our exclusive handmade glass tiles, this project can be made by all skill levels. This stunning tray is a colourful feature piece that is deceptively easy to make.
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TIPS & TECHNIQUES TO MAKE THIS MOSAIC

TIPS & TECHNIQUES TO MAKE THIS MOSAIC

March 15, 2021

Mosaics, like this one, are stunning and wonderful to make. We have put together a blog post that shares the tips and techniques used to create this mosaic, to create one for yourself. Learn about design considerations, materials and techniques used. 
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How to Deal With Tiles of Different Thicknesses

How to Deal With Tiles of Different Thicknesses

February 12, 2021

So how do you get an even surface when using tiles of different thicknesses? This is a common question as tiles vary in thickness. There are two techniques you can use to overcome this problem.
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Chinese White & Blue Mirror

Chinese White & Blue Mirror

February 05, 2021

This mosaic mirror is suitable for beginners and as an introduction to the art of mosaics. Some cutting of ceramic tiles is required, so you will need to have strong hands are these tiles are quite dense.
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Looking For a New Project?

Looking For a New Project?

February 05, 2021

This project is an excellent introduction to mosaics for someone looking for a bit more of a challenge. The design is fun, colourful and utilises premium quality tiles, the finished mosaic - Beautiful!
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Portuguese Inspired Mosaic Tray

Portuguese Inspired Mosaic Tray

January 29, 2021

This beautiful mosaic tray has been made using our 'Portuguese Handmade Tile Set'. It's a great beginner project as no cutting of tiles is required, so you can learn the basics of mosaics.
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Vintage Mosaic Serving Tray

Vintage Mosaic Serving Tray

January 29, 2021

This stunning mosaic tray uses our beautiful handmade mosaic tile, printed on-site at The Mosaic Store. Here are the project instructions plus techniques for you to create this mosaic, or if you prefer, you can purchase this mosaic as a kit.
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Retro Mosaic Ceramic Pot

Retro Mosaic Ceramic Pot

January 19, 2021

The Retro Ceramic Pot Mosaic is a fun project that can be created by people of all experience levels. This colourful pot is suitable to be used both indoors and out. At a compact 8mm in height and width, the pot is perfect for holding succulents or smaller plants. These instructions can be adapted to suit any design.
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LEARN HOW TO MAKE THIS MOSAIC CANDLE

LEARN HOW TO MAKE THIS MOSAIC CANDLE

January 15, 2021

Mosaics is a craft that can be enjoyed by people of all ages, from children to the elderly. This mosaic candle project is a beautiful mosaic project that can be made by people at of all abilities, it is also a wonderful gift idea.
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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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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 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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