Making Mosaics: 15 Stylish Projects from Start to Finish

Overview

A complete mosaic course in one book! Making Mosaics offers both the "basics" of the craft, as well as 15 attractive projects to create. The "Getting Started" section clearly outlines the materials and tools used in the projects, including vitreous glass and unglazed ceramic tiles, as well as how-to techniques for nipping tiles, prepping surfaces, laying tile and grouting. The 15 projects were designed to offer variety in style, materials, and skill level.

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Overview

A complete mosaic course in one book! Making Mosaics offers both the "basics" of the craft, as well as 15 attractive projects to create. The "Getting Started" section clearly outlines the materials and tools used in the projects, including vitreous glass and unglazed ceramic tiles, as well as how-to techniques for nipping tiles, prepping surfaces, laying tile and grouting. The 15 projects were designed to offer variety in style, materials, and skill level.

Projects include: plaques, planters, tea trays, trivets, trinket boxes and more. Simple step-by-step instructions and large how-to photos ensure a crafter's success. Within each project, important details are shown with close-up photos for added clarity. Artist's tips provide professional guidance and alternative design ideas for most projects.

Highlights:

  • Mosaic is an art form that can be enjoyed by the beginner as well as the serious professional.
  • Projects appeal to all levels of ability, including easy starter pieces for those just learning the craft.
  • Contains large step-by-step photos with added close-up shots of detailed techniques.
  • Contains inspirational photos with alternative designs. Includes pattern templates for most projects.
  • Includes a source list for products & supplies.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781589230842
  • Publisher: Creative Publishing int'l
  • Publication date: 3/10/2003
  • Series: Step-By-Step Crafts Series
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 400,024
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.25 (d)

Meet the Author

Martin Cheek is an accomplished mosaic artist, author, and instructor.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 6
Getting Started 8
Projects
1 Cheeky Raku Tile 16
2 Jazzy Mirror 20
3 Golden Key Holder 24
4 Windmill Placemat 28
Gallery One 32
5 Tree of Life Cachepot 34
6 Crazy Concrete Planter 38
7 Harlequin Box 42
8 Jewelry Box 46
9 Flower Trivet 50
10 Guinea Fowl Plaque 54
Gallery Two 58
11 Clown Fish Plaque 60
12 Indian Elephant Tea Tray 66
13 A Fruit Table Top 72
14 Thyme Paving Slab 78
15 Angel Firescreen 84
Templates 90
Suppliers, Acknowledgements & Glossary 94
Index 96
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2005

    Great Beginners book...

    This is the first book on mosaics I ever bought..it got my imagination going and taught me about tools, grout and glass. I refer to the book often. Easy to use terms and definitions. Makes projects look easy.

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