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Stained Glass Mosaic Ideas - The Vibrant Colors of Stained Glass Without The High Cost
A great way to use and create art projects in stained glass, is to try stained glass mosaic. It is much easier to learn than traditional stained glass methods, cheaper, quicker and can give you equally stunning results.
How to Make Mosaics: Is Hardboard a Proper Foundation for Mosaics?
Is thin hardboard an adequate foundation for mosaics? The key factors to consider are where you'll display the mosaic and the size of your tesserae.
Glass Mosaic Tile Art: How to Break China and Crockery
Using broken pieces of crockery or china in mosaics is typically called "picasiette" or "pique assiette." Learn to properly and safely break crockery for use as tesserae in your mosaic art.
Glass Mosaic Tile Art: Important Safety Tips
When making mosaics, your safety is of paramount importance. You must understand, observe, and apply common-sense safety practices when working with mosaics.
Mosaic Art Adds Elegance to Your Home or Office
Are you looking for that special piece to add the final touch of elegance to your home or office? Donít go the local frame or furniture store and thumb through a bunch of mundane prints. Instead, consider mosaic art.
Glass Mosaic Tile Art: How to Store Your Stained Glass
How do you store and organize your stained glass without spending a fortune on racks and cabinets? Hereís a neat idea to organize your stained glass for a fraction of the cost.
Glass Mosaic Tile Art: Creating Mosaic Tables
How do you create lovely stained glass mosaic tables? Once you know these basic steps, your creativity can take over.
Glass Mosaic Tile Art: Stunning Mosaic Tables
Looking for the perfect table that not only brings your room alive with color, but also serves as a stunning work of art that catches everyone's eye?
Glass Mosaic Tile Art: How to Easily Fix Grout-line Imperfections
Have you ever watched your mosaic grout seemingly shrink before your eyes as it hardens, causing pinholes and depressions? Arrrrg! Now what?
Glass Mosaic Tile Art: How to Make a Permanent Signature on Glass
Ever wonder how to sign your indoor glass mosaic art so the signature will not rub or wear off? Nothing seems to stick permanently to glass. Permanent marker is not permanent. Acrylic and enamel paint rub, chip, or flake off. So, how do you make a permanent signature on glass?
Glass Mosaic Tile Art: Do We Cut or Break Glass (Does it Matter)?
Ever wonder what glass actually is? Do we cut it or break it (is there a difference)? Why and how does scoring a line allow us to control the way glass breaks? To fully understand why we cut glass the way we do, we should first understand a bit about glass itself.
Glass Mosaic Tile Art: Mixing Grout
This article contains basic information on how to properly mix grout for your mosaic project.
Glass Mosaic Tile Art: Andamento (Huh? What's That?)
Andamento (Italian for ďflowĒ) is the visual movement of your mosaic created by placing tesserae in specific patterns to achieve the desired image (a.k.a. ďcoursingĒ your tesserae). What are the basic types of andamento?
Glass Mosaic Tile Art: Hanging Your Heavy Mosaic Masterpiece
You're anxious to see your first mosaic on the wall. It looks wonderful, but it weighs a ton. Youíre nervous wondering whether a 10-penny nail in flimsy drywall can hold all that weight. Now what?
Glass Mosaic Tile Art: Is Weldbond Really the Best Adhesive for Mosaics?
Which type of adhesive is best for mosaics? Is all the hype over Weldbond simply a ploy to get you to buy relatively expensive glue instead of going to Wal-Mart for a cheap bottle of Elmerís?
Glass Mosaic Tile Art: Mosaic Glass Cutters
Wheeled glass cutters are essential for creating glass mosaics. They make cleaner cuts than tile nippers.
Glass Mosaic Tile Art: Sealing Grout
Many mosaic articles and books say you must always seal grout. I don't always agree.
Glass Mosaic Tile Art: What Exactly is Grout?
Ever wonder what grout actually is? As a mosaic artist, you should.
Glass Mosaic Tile Art: Color and Contrast
Working with color in mosaics is much more challenging than most other art media, such as paint and colored pencils. If we, as mosaic artists, canít mix colors to create new ones, are we stuck with what the glass manufacturers give us?
Glass Mosaic Tile Art: Shop Around for Tools and Supplies
Always shop around before buying mosaic tools and materials. Many glass vendors now sell on the Internet. Some are great, some not so great.
Glass Mosaic Tile Art: Grout-Line Size and Shape
Where you donít put tesserae determines your grout lines because grout fills in everything on your base material left uncovered by tesserae. Strive for consistent grout spacing over the entire mosaic.
Glass Mosaic Tile Art: Always Properly Plan Your Mosaic
Always plan your mosaic project before buying, cutting, or gluing anything. Don't try to be spontaneous (your mosaic will suffer if you do).
Glass Mosaic Tile Art: Tesserae Size and Texture
Tesserae size is nearly as important as andamento in creating the desired look and feel of a mosaic. With proper planning, patience, and attention to detail when grouting, results from incorporating texture can be wonderful (without them, results can be disastrous).
Glass Mosaic Tile Art: Base Materials
You can mosaic just about anything as long as itís strong enough to hold the weight of the tesserae, itís durable enough to endure the environment in which the mosaic will be displayed, and itís properly prepared (sanded, sealed, etc.).
Glass Mosaic Tile Art: Tessera Types
Tesserae are the pieces arranged and adhered to the base material to create your mosaic design. They can be of any material and shape. Donít limit yourself to the common tessera types. Use your imagination.
Glass Mosaic Tile Art: Tessera Thickness is Important
When selecting tessera types, be aware that varying thicknesses require extra care and work when grouting. Also, itís important to plan your project well to know if varying thicknesses are appropriate.
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