300+ Mosaic Tips, Techniques, Templates and Trade Secrets

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Trafalgar Square, 2012 - Crafts & Hobbies - 160 pages
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With information gleaned from years of working for and studying with professional mosaic artists from around the world, this comprehensive guide provides essential information for creating beautiful mosaics that survive the elements and stand the test of time. Offering hundreds of valuable design and construction tips, diagrams, simple step-by-step directions, and photographs, the book explains how to create professional, stylish, and technically skilled mosaics. It contains clear instructions for the most commonly used mosaic methods, tips for avoiding potential pitfalls, and an easy-to-navigate technical guide with advice from master mosaicists on selecting the materials, tools, and techniques best suited to any mosaic project. Beginners, hobbyists, and professional artists alike will make the leap from mediocre to majestic mosaics with this understandable, uniquely organized reference.

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I just received my copy of 300+ Mosaic Tips, Techniques, Templates and Trade Secrets. I highly recommend this book to anyone who wishes to learn more about creating mosaic art for the following reasons:
1) photos, photos and more beautiful color photos! Every page contains multiple photos that illustrate the subject matter to ensure comprehension. And provide non-stop eye candy!
2) well - organized content - the book is arranged for maximum learning.
3) the shear wealth of information - every page is chock full of technical tips, fixes, color theory, etc.
300+ Mosaic Tips is a great addition to anyone's mosaic art library, be they beginner or established artist. Try it, you'll like it!

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I just got my copy in the mail last night. In a word: Wow. It's a great (and rare) mix of practical advice AND inspiration. And while it sounds cliche, it's a must-have for mosaic artists at any level -- it's an extraordinary guide for beginners, no doubt, and it's also so rich in information and ideas that even the most advanced mosaicist can learn something new. One of my favorite parts of this book are the "Fix It," "Try It" and "Jargon Buster" callout boxes -- so very Bonnie. Thanks for making such a great resource available to us all. 

About the author (2012)

Bonnie Fitzgerald is the founder and owner of Maverick Mosaics Art School and Studio, an educational facility dedicated to nurturing expression through the art of mosaics. Her pieces have been juried into editions of the Artful Home and the Guild Sourcebooks of Architectural and Residential Art, and her work and instruction have appeared on several episodes of Home and Garden Television's (HGTV) Curb Appeal. She lives in Vienna, Virginia.

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