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    Handmade Mosaic Photo Frame

    Handmade Mosaic Photo Frame

    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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    Ho Ho Ho...A Lovely Mosaic Project!

    ho ho ho christmas decoration

    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.

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    5 Reasons Why Choosing The Correct Mosaic Base is Critical

    Mosaics can be applied to practically any surface including bowling balls and styrofoam forms. Your choice of base (backer / substrate) is critical in ensuring that your mosaic project lasts the test of time. 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. There are 7 factors why your choice of backer is critical.

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    How to Make A Mosaic Stepping Stone

    Mosaic stepping stones by Colleen Lang

    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.

     

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    Expressions Mosaic Mirror Project

    expressions mosaic mirror project
    This contemporary mosaic mirror project is fun, colourful and very unique. It's an easy project that is suitable for both beginners and advanced mosaicists.

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    Revealed: Common Mosaic Mistakes

    Common mosaic mistakes to avoid

    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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    How to Use Colour in Mosaics

    understanding colour in mosaics - Mosaic portrait by Beverely Less

    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. To find out about some fundamental colour principles read more....

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    Creating Eyes in Mosaics

    learn how to create eyes in a mosaic

    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

    self adhesive or sticky mesh

    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?

    Miss Molly's Designs, "The Blues" stained glass mosaic platter.

    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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    Vintage Blue Mosaic Photo Frame Project

    Vintage blue photo frame

     

    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.

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    Make This Christmas One to Remember!

    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!

    mosaic christmas tree decoration

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    How Do You Tile Around Curves?

    ancient mosaic demonstrating the keystoning technique
    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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    How to Colour Grout

    "Australian Spring" Birdbath is by Australian Mosaic Artist Christopher Diaz

    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, Bug by Barb Keith

    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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