Paper-Mache shapes make a great mosaic base, but need to be prepared correctly to ensure they maintain their integrity during mosaicing. In this 'How To Mosaic' we look how you can prepare a paper-mache torso to mosaic.
So what do you do with a gumboot that you've found on the side of the road? Mosaic it of course! As the saying goes, one person's trash is another person's treasure.
Mosaic Pots are a great way to decorate, both inside and outside your home. This project demonstrates, step by step the process of making a mosaic pot.
This post looks at how to use fibreglass to make a mosaic base. I've found a hat with a bit of character at a discount shop and I've covered it in fibreglass it to make it rigid enough to mosaic.
I often get asked how to make a mosaic stepping stone, so in today's 'How to Mosaic' I'm detailing the process involved.
We have had a few emails recently from people not happy with the grout colour they have chosen, wanting to know what to do to correct it. To help you do this, we have put together the 'Ultimate Guide to Choosing the Correct Grout Colour'.
Now its spring its time to start thinking about your garden again. Mosaic glazing balls make a beautiful addition to any garden or patio. Hang them from the roof or pile them up near to your garden pots, either way they are stunning.
Hands up if you love to mosaic but could take or leave grouting! If your hands in the air than you'll really enjoy this mosaic project. This photo frame project is not only has no grouting but is gorgeous too.
Have you ever tried working on a 3 dimensional surface, only to have the tiles & tesserae slip off or move around. This can be frustrating! To help you overcome this problem here are a few handy tips:
I'm often asked by customers what's the easiest way to create a mosaic in a hard to reach place and how do I use fibreglass mesh to create a mosaic? So here it is, the mosaic mesh method demonstrated.
I'm really excited to present this project as it is my absolute favourite to date! I've been planning it for over a year now, buying bits and pieces as I've come across them. I hope you enjoy reading how I've created it just as much as I've enjoyed making it!
Creating stunning patterns and boarders in mosaics can be easy using a ancient technique called Tessellation. A tessellated surface is a pattern created with shapes in which there are no gaps left. In mosaics, you can create a tessellated surface with irregular shapes that are fitted closely together.
One of the things I love about mosaics is that you can turn what is effectively junk into something that is quite beautiful. This is what I've done with this weeks project. An old ceramic bowl now has a new lease on life and one less item is destined for landfill.
Here is a collection of Mosaic Tips & Techniques that I've complied from many years of reading and working in mosaics. There is sure a little gem here that will not only save you time and money, but also help you produce a better mosaic.
This stepping stone has been created using a stepping stone mold or cake tin and the indirect method of mosaics. With this method the tiles are embedded into the stepping stone as opposed to being placed on top and grouted.
Stylish & decorative this mosaic pot is a great project for all mosaic enthusiasts. Add your own style to the design & customise it to fit your decor.
One of the great things about mosaics is that you can turn old things into pieces of art. This old chair was ready for the tip but with a bit of creativity & effort its become a beautiful piece of furniture which can take pride of place in someone's home. How about making one of your own next weekend? Here are the instructions to help you.
This amazing Mosaic Boot is a great feature for any garden. Its an advanced project and definately one to aspire to make.
Creating a mosaic house number is an extremely popular project. It's a reflection of your house and individual style so it's also a very personal project. This project provides instructions that can be adapted to any style to create your own house number.
What better way to decorate your home and give an old table a new lease on life that to mosaic it. Because of their flat surface tables make a relatively easy mosaic project, which will give joy for many years to come.
This project takes an old ceramic bowl and gives it a new lease on life. This is project is quite simple with limited cutting of tiles involved, great for anyone that is new to mosaics.
Mosaic Mirrors are a great way to decorate your home and also make lovely gifts. This mosaic mirror has been designed for those amongst you that are just starting out in mosaics and want a relatively simple yet decorative project to complete.
Jewellery Boxes are a fun project to make for yourself or to give away as a gift.
Fun to make and functional, this Mosaic Clock is a great way to add a personal touch to your home! Why not customise your design to accent the colour scheme and decor of the room.