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.
Create your own beautiful jewellery pendants easily with polymer clay and pendant blanks. The techniques demonstrated in this tutorial can be used to make your own handmade tiles as well. So get creative and have fun!
This beautiful and unique mosaic has been created with handmade polymer clay tiles. If you are interested in taking your mosaics to the next level, by making your own tiles, than this is a fantastic project to make.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.