Mosaics for the First Time
Picture frames, stepping stones, trays: even with no experience, you can learn to make these and other gorgeous mosaics. From the most basic information (How do I cut tesserae?), to simple techniques (How do I mosaic a picture under glass?), and beyond, this well-illustrated question-and-answer guide leads beginners through every procedure. For each skill, there's an accompanying project: practice pique assiette (a base covered with randomly sized pieces) on an elegant wall hook, or perhaps the "double reverse" method (laying a design out on a temporary surface and transferring it onto its final base) to give a table a fabulous new top.
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How do I use the selfgrout technique?
Attaching Tesserae 30
Finding the things you will need 35 How do I mosaic a threedimensional object?
How do I combine found objects with pique assiette?
How do I mix andamento opuses?
How do I make a mosaic using large and small tiles?
How do I use the doublereverse method?
How do I create my own colored glass?
Additional Supplies Acrylic adhesive Wheel glass Allow to set andamento Apply a bead attach tesserae attach the tesserae base Cement-based Sanded Grout china clear glass tesserae Clear Glass/Marbles contact paper Cork-backed metal ruler Cut stained glass Cutting China/Crockery Cutting Glass Cutting tesserae Cutting/Shaping Denatured alcohol double-reverse method edges epoxy-based grout finished found objects glass cutter Grout on pages Grouting with Cement-based Here's Key and prep least 24 hours Marking pen masking tape mastic mesh millefiori mirror Miter saw mortar mosaic multipurpose adhesive Nonsanded Grout Note Opus Musivum Opus Palladianum Opus Sectile Opus Spicatum Opus Tessellatum Opus Vermiculatum pattern picture frame piece pique assiette polymer clay Polyvinyl Acetate prep the wood Refer to Cutting Refer to Grouting Seal the grout self-grout set at least shape Silicone adhesive Spray sealant square stained-glass stone Supplies Acrylic paints surface technique Tile nippers Tools Wheel glass cutter/nipper white Grout