Found Art Mosaics
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Found Art Mosaics

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by Suzan Germond
     
 
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

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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.

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Library Journal

This collects cleverly designed projects by mosaic artist Germond using china shards, bits of glass, buttons, shells, and other found objects. The objects are mounted on furniture, accessories, and outdoor ornaments that in some cases become new pieces bearing little resemblance to the original. As is usual with found-art projects, crafters will need to supply similar items from their own stashes in order to approximate the finished products. A good selection for public libraries wanting more material on mosaics.


—Constance Ashmore Fairchild

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402735059
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
08/01/2007
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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Found Art Mosaics 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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I make it a point to get any new books featuring mosaics made with broken dishes. She incorporates that into her book, among other things. There are great ideas, and easy to understand instructions. The mosaics are beautiful, and very inspiring.