How To Mosaic Techniques & Projects

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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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HOW TO MAKE A MOSAIC EASTER EGG

How to Make a Mosaic Easter Egg

February 07, 2019

What could be more fun than making your own Mosaic Easter Eggs. Create a special keepsake for your children or grandchildren, or just make some for yourself. Bright & colourful they will make great table decorations.

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HOW TO USE CUSTOM MADE TILES IN YOUR PROJECT

How To Use Custom Made Tiles In Your Project

December 31, 2018

Have you ever wanted to incorporate a photo or image into your work but are unsure of how to do it? Yes, well we have the answer for you. Custom Made tiles offer the exciting opportunity for you to create your own tiles.

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MINI MOSAIC POTS - THE PERFECT PRESENT!

Learn How To Make Mini Mosaic Pots

November 27, 2018

These Mini Mosaic Pots are the perfect Christmas present; bright, fun, easy to make and truly unique. Absolutely no cutting of tiles is required to make these beautiful pots, making them perfect for everyone to make.

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MOSAIC COASTERS - SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL PRESENTS!

Mosaic Coasters - Simply Beautiful Presents!

November 16, 2018

Mosaic Coasters are a simple mosaic project, which are not only perfect for beginners but a great piece of decorative mosaic art. They are, like mosaic jewellery and Mosaic Stones, great Christmas presents as they are fast to make and in-expensive.Today we have three beautiful mosaic projects to inspire you! 
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MOSAIC JEWELLERY - ANOTHER GREAT GIFT IDEA

Mosaic Jewellery - Another Great Gift Idea

November 12, 2018

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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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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LEARN HOW TO CREATE THIS BEAUTIFUL LOVE HEART MOSAIC

Learn How To Create This Beautiful Love Heart Mosaic

August 13, 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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GIVE AN OLD GARDEN POT A NEW LEASE OF LIFE!

Give An Old Garden Pot a New Lease Of Life!

September 11, 2016

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.

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make a mosaic blackboard project

Make Your Own Mosaic Blackboard

August 29, 2016

Here is a fun project for you! Making your own mosaic blackboard is a lot simpler than you think. Make one for your home or give it away, its a unique project that you're guaranteed to enjoy.

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HOW TO ADD WORDS AND NUMBERS TO YOUR MOSAIC

How to Add Words and Numbers To Your Mosaic

July 29, 2016

Adding words and numbers to your mosaic is simply with our range of ceramic letters and numbers. Create initials, words, phrases easily by simply separating them and adhering them to your mosaic.

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HOW TO MAKE A SMOOTH MOSAIC SURFACE

How to Make a Smooth Mosaic Surface

June 05, 2016

Last Friday I was talking to one of our customers about how to make the a mosaic table with tiles of uneven thicknesses, which has prompted me to write this article. The easiest way to get a smooth surface is to choose tiles of the same thickness, but this can limit you in choice of materials. If you do use tiles of varying thicknesses then there are two techniques that you can use.

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Learn How to Make This Mixed Media Mosaic Mirror

Learn How to Make This Mixed Media Mosaic Mirror

March 23, 2016

Believe it our not, this mosaic is fairly easy to make. The trick to creating a mosaic like this is in gather lots of lovely colourful materials to add detail, colour and texture. Going over the top is all part of the fun!

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7 HANDY MOSAIC TIPS & Tecniques

7 Handy Mosaic Tips

October 18, 2015

Whether you are new to mosaics or have been making them for years, here are 7 great mosaic tips that will help improve your mosaics.

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