Mosaic Magic: Simple Creative Ideas for Sophisticated Home Style

Mosaic Magic: Simple Creative Ideas for Sophisticated Home Style

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By (author) Angie Weston

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  • Publisher: DAVID & CHARLES
  • Format: Paperback | 128 pages
  • Dimensions: 206mm x 279mm x 10mm | 522g
  • Publication date: 25 April 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Newton Abbot
  • ISBN 10: 0715327984
  • ISBN 13: 9780715327982
  • Illustrations note: 200 colour photos, 20 templates
  • Sales rank: 61,283

Product description

Mosaic Magic Learn how to make mosaics and create attractive and practical homestyle items for the house and garden, with Mosaic Magic from Angie Weston. Mosaic making is fun, whether you are a complete beginner of wanting to build on your existing skills, and this comprehensive guide to materials and mosaic making techniques covers everything you need to know, including all of the tools and equipment you need, cutting mosaic tiles, grouting and how to achieve different mosaic effects. All of the gorgeous mosaic projects, from simple coasters to shimmering glass candle lanterns, offer a range of contemporary colours and designs, using stunning mosaic tiles, glass tiles, mosaic mirror tiles, glass and gemstone beads, and millefiori beads. With clear, expert step-by-step instructions the mosaic designs are achievable for everyone, even those with the busiest of lives. If you only have a few hours to spare in the evening or at the weekend and want to create something elegant and useful for your home, or make an unusual gift for a special friend, then this book is for you! Inside Mosaic Magic: Mosaic Making Techniques - this section of the book contains all of the information you need to know to create your own mosaic designs, including how to choose complimentary colours, how to cut mosaic tiles, making 3D mosaics, and more! Mosaic Projects - simple to follow step-by-step instructions for over 15 mosaic designs, from handbag mirrors, jewellery boxes, bookends, coasters and trays, to wall decorations, garden plant markers and birdbaths.

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Author information

Angie Weston trained as a fine art painter in the 1980s and is now a mosaic artist specializing in practical pieces for everyday use in the home and garden. She exhibits across Europe and runs residential mosaic courses from her studio in Bouligne, Western France. Visit her website at www.mosaic-courses.com.

Table of contents

Introduction MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES: Materials Tools and Equipment Choosing Colour Design Basics Designing for 3D Objects Tile Cutting Mosaic Effects Methods of Laying Tesserae Further Mosaic Effects Grouting THE PROJECTS: Periwinkle Handbag Mirror Millefiori Jewellery Flower-Studded Jewellery Box Hotpot Stand and Coasters Daisy Napkin Ring Hot Chilli Tray Rooster Bookends Seahorse Wall Decoration Tropical Fish Toothbrush Holder Beaded Glass Candle Lantern Arabian-Inspired Vase Art Nouveau Wall Clock Abstract Birdbath Lizard Garden Plant Markers Poppy Candle Shelf and Saucer Moving On Mosaic Gallery Templates Suppliers Glossary Mosaic Sites of Interest About the Author Acknowledgments Index