Arts'n crafts ideas (Full version)


Photo This is an ancient art, but the diversity of styles that can be thus created ensures its continued popularity.
The basic principle is to stick broken pieces of tiling (tesserae) together so as to create geometrical or pictorial designs.

The advantage of mosaic work is that you can start off with something small but useful - table mats, classical style mirrors, - then progress to more ambitious objects - garden table, borders for the bathroom or kitchen work top - especially as many materials are suitable for backing for mosaics.

Mosaic backing materials
Photo Mosaic materials
The main types of tesserae :
Type Characteristics Thickness Dimensions
Emaux de Briare tesserae Matt or gloss One seventh inch 10 by 10 inches
Porcelain stoneware Matt One seventh inch 8 by 8 inches
Cameo glass Unified structure, irridescent One seventh inch 8 by 8 inches
Window glass Ideal for candle jars One seventh inch 8 by 8 inches
Whether you use enamel, stoneware or the cameo glass found easily in the stores you need 17.5 pounds for approx 11 square feet.

Why not think about materials you already have at home : old tiling (thin, to be broken and shaped easily), mirror glass, old crockery, Fimo clay etc...

A new material for mosaics Mosaclic : You don't need cutting pliers or special tools. We've tested it and would like to show you Step by step model for Mosaclic. Photo
Pebbles : just place where desired