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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.