After finishing my last two mosaics and getting them sent off, I was immediately thinking about my next project - a mosaic for my brother's lounge room wall. At 18"x 24" it's the largest mosaic I've made to date. He wanted something bright and colourful that would stand out on his yellow feature wall, and... Continue Reading →
I started making this one a while ago for an old friend of mine, Justin. He only wanted something small, so I've used a 29cm x 21cm piece of MDF. Being Mr Incredibubble, his only other request was that it have circles to represent bubbles. I'd done a few with circles and wanted to make... Continue Reading →
As a self taught, beginner 'mosaicer', these tutorials have been a great resource for me. I was reminded about the one below whilst responding to as comment from Piglet In Portugal about painting grout. After watching the tutorial below again tonight, I've realised that they are however, only as good as my ability to listen!!... Continue Reading →
I love the Viva Inka Gold range, and purchased Inka Gold Platinum from Mosaic Tiles Australia to use on my transparent white stained glass pieces. I'm interested to learn from this tutorial about the differing effects of various colours on the same piece of glass. I'll have to invest in a few more colours and... Continue Reading →
I like this tutorial as I prefer to use my hands to grout, as opposed to using tools to spread the grout and fill in the gaps. I've seen different methods of cleaning off the excess grout, and this one uses a sponge that is quite damp. The pressure you use is important so as... Continue Reading →
Creating a mosaic we’re happy with can be trial and error, but this beautiful piece made by Piglet in Portugal shows that patience pays off 🙂
Nearly a year after starting my ‘tree of life’ aka ‘tree of patience’ mosaic picture, it is finally finished!
Tree of Life Mosaic
The substrate for the base was clear glass and the printed picture beneath acted as a rough template. I cut each piece of stained glass to shape before gluing into position. Many hours, days and even weeks were spent in procrastination mode as I tried to decide which coloured glass to use. Decisions, decisions! I wanted to use vibrant autumnal colours and incorporate an orange sunset in the background against a yellow sky.
Everyone kept telling me the sky must be blue. I am so glad I stood my ground and kept the picture more abstract.
Tree of Life – work in progress
I cut each leaf to shape using nippers.
Shaping the leaves from glass
I put the project aside until I could decide on the…
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