Mosaic Basics

Mosaic Basics

Everything You Need to Know to Start Making Beautiful Mosaics

Book - 2006
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Barron's Educational Series
Those who admire the beauty of mosaic art and decoration are often put off at trying their own hand at it. How on earth does a mosaic artist get started? This big, beautifully illustrated book provides the answer. The author, an experienced mosaic artist, instructs in the core techniques of preparing baseboards, cutting and gluing tiles, grouting, and creating designs. She also lists all needed tools and equipment and explains their uses. Finally, she presents 15 projects for budding mosaic artists, allowing them to master the techniques and create beautiful finished pieces as they learn. The projects include everything from a still-life panel suitable for framing to a decorative design to embellish an outdoor path or patio. More than 500 captioned color photos show and explain every aspect of creating mosaic art.

Barron's Educational Publishing
(back cover)
Everything you need to know to start making beautiful mosaics

Learn all of the core techniques

Sections throughout the book teach all the basic skills, such as transferring motifs, cutting and grouting tiles, using color, and working with a range of materials, from broken pottery and tesserae to beautiful millefiori tiles.

16 easy-to-follow projects

Each project is demonstrated with both large-format step-by-step photographs, and close-up photographs that give added clarity to tricky stages. At-a-glance panels show the tools and materials you'll need.

Easily scaleable drawings

Scale plans can be reproduced to the required size on graph paper or scaled up or down on a photocopier. They include simple geometric designs, heart and flower motifs, and more elaborate birds, animals, and portraits.

Graded--for ease of use
These techniques are graded from the most basic to the more advanced, though all skills are clearly taught and are easily achievable for beginners.

Actual-size tile gauge
Actual-size photographs demonstrate the range of tiles needed to complete your projects.

(front flap)
Mosaic art is a popular and exciting craft for decorating mirrors, picture frames, walls, and floors. Finished mosaic pieces can also be displayed as works of art in their own right. This user-friendly book includes 16 specially designed projects that allow you to master the techniques and create spectacular finished pieces while you are learning.

(back flap)
About the author
Teresa Mills is a graduate artist who has worked intensively in mosaic media and painted ceramics for several years. As well as producing mosaic artworks for sale and exhibition, Teresa has undertaken a number of individual commissions. Her work has been sold worldwide as well as featured in books on contemporary art and design.

Publisher: Hauppauge, NY : Barron's Educational Series, c2006
ISBN: 9780764159619
Characteristics: 128 p. ; 29 cm
Alternative Title: Mosaicbasics

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