Can you believe its less than a month till Christmas! Being lovers of all things Christmas, we have been getting into the spirit this week by making this lovely Christmas Decoration. This project is great for beginners and experienced mosaicists alike.
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.
Mosaic stepping stones by Colleen Lang.
Believe it our not, this mosaic is really easy to make yet. The trick to creating a mosaic using highly patterned and intricate mosaic tiles to add lots of detail and interest.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The other day I was reminded just how much people love receiving handmade mosaic gifts, as my kids had the traditional end of year gifts to give to their teachers. Normally I buy a box of Favourites chocolates or something similar, but after a luke warm reception to this last year I decided to put more effort into this years gifts.
Well its that time of year again, Christmas is just around the corner! What better way to get into the Christmas spirit than to make your own Christmas decorations and gifts. This beautiful decoration has been made by one of our team, Bianca. We hope you enjoy this project!
Here are 7 handy mosaic tips & techniques that we have come across over the years, which should help make mosaics easier.
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!
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.
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.
Ceramic tiles are a fantastic material to use; they are vibrant in colour, economical, durable and can be cut to larger sizes than glass mosaic tiles. As they can be more difficult to cut than glass mosaic tiles, some people prefer to stick with glass tiles rather than exploring the possibilities of ceramic tiles. In this how to mosaic article I will 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.
With the cold of winter fading fast, now is the time to start adding colour to your garden. Mosaic garden pots are a classic edition to any garden, bringing colour, texture and the charm of handmade pieces. A great way to add impact is to cluster a number of pots together, with similar designs but varying colour schemes, the impact is absolutely stunning.