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Mosaic Book Selection

A Selection of the Best Mosaic Books Available

 

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Mosaic Book Crafts: Twenty Designs for the Modern Home

A master of mosaics presents 20 stylish new projects for the contemporary home.

Garden Mosaics Project Mosaic Book: Stylish ideas for decorating your outside space with over 400 stunning photographs and 25 step-by-step projects

Adding a mosaic will add life and interest to a garden path, transform a patio or cheer up dull old walls. The principles of mosaic making are easy to master. This project-based mosaic book gives you all the practical advice you may need on the basic techniques and materials, including concise information on the adhesives and tools required.

This title offers stylish ideas for decorating your outside space with over 400 stunning photographs and 25 step-by-step projects. You can transform an outdoor space with inspirational mosaic designs from leading contemporary designers; illustrated with 400 step-by-step photographs and artworks.

It features 25 original projects, graded by difficulty, which can be completed in several hours or a over a weekend.

It combines practical chapters on making mosaics with detailed instructions on the tools needed, materials, techniques, grouting and finishing, together with design tips and information on planning and siting your work.

It includes decorative new ideas for the patio and garden, including urns, bird bowls, number plaques, boules, tables as well as large-scale mosaic installations. Easy-to-follow instructions in this mosaic book show how to produce stunning visual effects by mixing glass, mosaic tesserae, tiles, broken crockery and pebbles.

The principles of mosaic making are easy to master and this book gives you all the practical advice you will need on the basic techniques and materials, including concise information on the adhesives and tools required.

Adding a mosaic will add life and interest to a garden path, transform a patio or cheer up dull old walls. The book contains over 25 exciting projects to create, graded by level of difficulty, and including jazzy china tiles, bright flower pots, cheery wall motifs, an elegant urn in classical style, a stunning glass garden table and a striking metal and tile pond.

Each project details the tools and materials needed, with comprehensive instructions, step-by-step photographs and templates where required. This beautiful book will enable the reader to design and make your own mosaic projects to enhance any outdoor space.

Mosaic Techniques & Traditions: Projects & Designs from Around the World

With the breathtaking work of hundreds of artists on display throughout, this visually arresting mosaic book volume showcases mosaics from all corners of the globe and teaches the skills needed to produce 15 beautiful pieces. The history of the art, tools and materials, and techniques come first: bases, adhesives, and grout; shaping and placing tesserae; practical and artistic design considerations; and several methods of creating the actual mosaic.

Put that information to use on an array of magnificent international projects—from a Blue Willow Tray to a Rock Garden Fountain—all beautifully illustrated and with the level of difficulty noted.

Found Art Mosaics

Found materials are taking the craft world by storm because the creative potential is tremendous. Contemporary mosaic artists—who continue to expand the limits of construction and materials—can benefit greatly from this movement toward reuse.

Even the mosaic neophytes among us can explore the myriad possibilities of these new materials with this fabulous guide. Learn everything you need to get started in the world of found art mosaics, from materials, glass, ceramics, natural materials, grouts, surfaces, sealants, safety gear, and more.

The 27 projects here—including the Buttons & Pebbles Vase, Glittering Jewels Belt Buckle, and Recycled Bathtub Garden Planter—each reuse and repurpose objects differently, as the found object may be the surface, the tesserae, or both.

 Compendium of Mosaic Techniques: Over 300 Tips, Techniques and Trade Secrets

This is an indispensable compendium of technical know-how and troubleshooting tips Just like having a mosaic tutor on call 24 hours a day – this mosaic book is packed with handy, time-saving tips and technical knowledge to improve your skills, speed up the learning process, and give your unique mosaics a professional finish. Packed within these pages you will find:

Easy-to-follow step-by-step techniques, photography, and illustrations.

  • Handy, professional quick fixes and solutions for commonly encountered problems.
  • Advice on what to buy and how to use the tools and materials – from ceramic tiles to pebbles, shells, and beads.
  • Tips on design: finding ideas, drawing outlines, order of work, and adding eye-catching details.

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