The Encyclopedia of Mosaic Techniques

The Encyclopedia of Mosaic Techniques

by Emma Biggs, Tessa Hunkin

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Overview

The Encyclopedia of Mosaic Techniques shares the ancient methods for creating decorative artwork with mosaic tiles. This visual directory helps you transform your pottery, furniture, walls, and floors with fabulous creative mosaics. Learn foolproof techniques for getting colours to work together to create dynamic designs. It needn't be expensive: find out how to work with improvised mosaic tiles, such as pebbles, coloured glass, and other found materials.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781782211921
Publisher: Search Press
Publication date: 01/19/2015
Series: Encyclopedia of
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Emma Biggs and Tessa Hunkin have been partners in the Mosaic Workshop for eight years. From their studio, they produce mosaics for public and private commissions, and run courses on all aspects of mosaic design. They have recently opened a shop and gallery in central London.

Table of Contents

BEFORE YOU START
Mosaics Ancient and Modern
Design Sources Color in Mosaics
SETTING UP
Types of Tesserae
Safety Equipment
Drawing Equipment
Surfaces
Adhesives
Fixing Equipment
Grouting Equipment
Workshop Set-up
A Z OF TECHNIQUES
Adhesive Techniques
Andamenti
Backgrounds
Borders
Casting
Central motifs
Common Mistakes
Cutting Techniques
Design Techniques
Direct method
Direct method on mesh
Double reverse method
Finishing and fixing
Glass and silicone
Grouting
Indirect method on paper
Indirect method with plastic
Laying tessarae
Micromosaic
Opus
Outdoor direct adhesive method
Outdoor indirect method
Outdoor sand and cement
Pebbles
Repeat fan patterns
Taking templates
Three dimensional effects
Three dimensional surfaces
Useful tips
GALLERY
Andamenti
Color
Cutting
Contrast
Light effects
Pattern
Realism
Relief
Tone
GLOSSARY
INDEX
CREDITS

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