Mosaics can be applied to most surfaces, including bowling balls and styrofoam forms. This article looks at common mosaic bases, their pros and cons 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.
Fathers Day is just around the corner if you haven't yet noticed! That means it's time to buckle down on finding a gift for Dad that he'll love. Buying something he needs online is always a great, easy option. If you want to go the extra mile, a personalised Fathers Day present is the ultimate heartfelt touch! Plus, doing a DIY craft is a fun way to get the whole family involved.
This article takes you through how to create a memory board so that you can make one. Celebrate life's important milestones with a memory board. It might be a wedding, a special birthday, or the birth of your child or grandchild. To make it easy, I've created a kit containing the tiles and supplies you need to make your own.
Mosaic stones are a fantastic project; they are quick to make, inexpensive, and unique. They make beautiful paperweights or decorative pieces enjoyed by anyone that receives them. Place them in your garden to add colour and fun, even on cold winter days. Kids love them; beginners adore them. Why not have a group of friends over for a mosaic stone-making party!
Choosing your grout colour is an important decision when making your mosaic. Get it right, and your piece can look amazing. Get it wrong, and you can ruin your piece, wasting your time, creativity and money. This guide contains vital information to help you get your grout colour right.
Have you ever wanted to design your tiles? This new project takes you through the four simple steps of creating tiles in your theme and colour scheme. Add images, photos, quotes and words with ease. Using transparent glass tiles, adhere the paper and trim the excess to create your mosaic. Create a personalised piece for yourself or make a treasured gift. The extent to which your project can be personalised is endless.
It seems that we can never get enough flowers in mosaics. However, many flower designs are only two-dimensional, creating a flat layout. The flower design featured in this tutorial is 3D, which brings a mosaic to life by creating height and form.
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.
Flowers are one of the most popular motifs in mosaics. You can either make them yourself by cutting glass, ceramic tiles or stained glass, or using various materials to create them. In this article we show you five different flower designs that you can easily incorporate into your mosaics, including our new flower kits. These designs will add colour to your work and help bring your mosaics to life.
There's nothing like some (almost) instant gratification - this gorgeous tray makes excellent use of our Handmade Tiles, and best of all, you can finish it in a weekend! This tray requires no tile cutting and can be made in 4 simple steps, perfect for anyone starting in the craft of mosaics.
This gorgeous mosaic table is the perfect introduction to mosaic table making. It is an indoor project requiring no tile cutting that can make over a weekend. Once you've mastered this side table, you can turn your hand to more complex designs or tables for outdoor environments.
Mosaic Pots are a popular project as you can use them inside and out. This project demonstrates, step by step, the process of making a mosaic pot. It is the perfect beginner's project as no tiles are cut, and the design is simple but effective.
These Mediterranean inspired coasters are not only beautiful but functional as well. Your friends will be impressed with the gorgeous tableware you handmade.
This project is the perfect introduction to the craft of mosaics; complete your first project in a few hours with no glass cutting required. In four simple steps, you will have completed this beautiful mosaic.
How gorgeous is this serving tray project? You can create this serving tray in just a weekend. It's so simple to make as no cutting of tiles is required; the colours and shape of the ceramic leaves are all that's needed to create this stunning tray. A perfect beginner's project if you want to start making mosaics but aren't ready to cut your tiles.
Mosaic stones are a fantastic project; they are quick to make, inexpensive, and unique. They make beautiful paperweights or decorative pieces that will be enjoyed by anyone that receives them. You can even get a group of people together and have a mosaic stone making party!
Before you begin your mosaic, it is essential to consider what adhesive you will use on your project. Use the wrong adhesive, and you risk your mosaic not lasting as long as it should.
The choice of adhesive is affected by several factors; the base you are using, the environment where the mosaic will sit, the materials/tiles you are using and whether the mosaic will be submerged in water.
There is a simple satisfaction in taking an object destined for a landfill and up-cycling it into a beautiful piece of mosaic art. This project walks you through the steps involved in taking an old bowl and up-cycling it through mosaics. This is an excellent beginner's project with the limited cutting of tiles.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Mosaics is a craft that can be enjoyed by people of all ages, from children to the elderly. This mosaic project is an easy way to get started in mosaics and a great gift idea as well. It is suitable for beginners, as an introduction to the art of mosaics, as well as people more experienced in this beautiful craft.
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.
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.