300+ Mosaic Tips, Techniques, Templates and Trade Secrets

300+ Mosaic Tips, Techniques, Templates and Trade Secrets

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By (author) Bonnie Fitzgerald

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  • Publisher: Trafalgar Square Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 160 pages
  • Dimensions: 196mm x 249mm x 13mm | 522g
  • Publication date: 26 September 2012
  • Publication City/Country: North Pomfret, Vermont
  • ISBN 10: 1570765561
  • ISBN 13: 9781570765568
  • Illustrations note: colour illustrations, black & white line drawings, colour line drawings
  • Sales rank: 56,293

Product description

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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Author information

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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"Packed with handy time saving tips, technical knowledge, and step-by-step photos, this essential how-to book is perfect for the mosaic enthusiast! Whether you are a beginner or advanced artist, easy preparation, quick fixes, and a variety of techniques will help aid you in your next design." -- "Crafts 'n Things" (April 2013)