I'm really pleased with how Spectrum has turned out, although I ended up making some changes to the original outline design to make it my own. I'm enjoying making these abstract pieces that are bright and colourful and full of life. I'm becoming more comfortable with using bold colours and think I've found my favourite... Continue Reading →
I was asked on Facebook if this one was a wall decor. "Wall decor" - sounds very la-de-da doesn't it! So to make myself sound more artsy fartsy than I actually am, I've taken onboard this new terminology. No longer do I make old fashioned 'wall hangings'. No, no. I've moved up in the world,... Continue Reading →
I made this mosaic for Nita's adopted granddaughter, who's recently had her eighth birthday. Naturally I wasn't organised in time, so I'm sending the heart I just made for her baby sister, and this one, together as gifts as birthdays are special, and it's not the same if little sis gets a present too. Maybe... Continue Reading →
I've made this one for my friend's granddaughter. Nita passed away last September and she was so proud of her first grandchild and absolutely adored her. When I came across this small heart backing in my cupboard, I immediately decided to make something for Poppet. I loved her Grandma dearly and we had a bond... Continue Reading →
These look fantastic and I'm really keen to give it a go. What a great way to recycle old CD's and a cheap way of adding unique tiles to your inventory. https://youtu.be/tlHZZ6U5BQM
Cutting tiles is big part of making mosaics made easier by knowing what tools to use and how best to use them. Mango Mosaics shows us here how to cut ceramic tiles of a thickness between 3-6mm using tile nippers. https://youtu.be/KGSdVB-y8Ew
I absolutely LOVE this mosaic tabletop, made by Piglet in Portugal. Stunning colours and design!
My most ambitious project to date is this mosaic table which is 19″ (48cm) diameter. I’d observed other members of the mosaic class create some fantastic designs so decided to give it a try. I knew my biggest challenge would be cutting the stained glass to specific shapes which then all linked together, so accuracy was critical. All my previous projects were simple and used scrap squares and cutting to shape was minimal.
Mosaic Abstract Table – design
After looking through various books in class I found this design. I liked the design’s simplicity and flexibility, plus it looked relatively easy. We marked out the design on the glass table top with the aid of various circular items such as biscuit tins, mugs, lamps and jam jars to name a few.
Mosaic Abstract Table: Work in Progress
Once I had a rough outline, I chose the colours for the largest…
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I'd wanted to make a mosaic in memory of Nita and was inspired by a recent photo of a pale flowering Iris Nita had given to her son and daughter in law. Nita loved her garden and flowers, and I've included her flowering iris on the bottom left. I wanted the flowers to be bright... Continue Reading →
I've never thought of myself as having an artistic bone in my body, so what the hell am I doing throwing myself into any kind of art form?! And why mosaics? Well, I was sitting waiting for an appointment, and was admiring a large mosaic that covered the front of the reception desk. I've seen... Continue Reading →