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’ve begun work on my next mosaic, ‘Spectrum’. The inspiration for this one has come from Julie Edmunds ‘Head Dress’. I admire Julie’s colourful work and aspire one day to have that talent with use of colour. I do love using bold, vibrant colours and varied tesserae types, and have just had some regalia glass... Continue Reading →
I'm making this mosaic for a friend of mine going back to my teenage years. Pete and another old friend, Michael, are in a punk rock band called Thundabox. They've released a couple of albums and were part of the pub band scene for many years. Pete's been a great supporter of my mosaics so... 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 →
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 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 →
I really didn't want to have to trash this mirror frame after my first grouting fail, both with colour and cracked grout. I'd been adventurous with my grout colour and wasn't happy with the result, but decided to regrout with black, just leaving the coloured grout between the black framing tiles. I taped over those... 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 →
Well, my mirror frame had been ready to grout... ...and I'd decided on what I thought would be the perfect colour grout to use - metallic copper. The acrylic paint I was using was a beautiful glossy deep copper, but I just couldn't get that same depth of colour mixing it with the grout. Just... Continue Reading →
Finally!! Because going 'round in circles is what I've been doing with this mosaic, it's taken me so long. I've sat for the last few days trying to decide on grout colour - the last decision to be made for this piece. What a relief that is! I had decided to do a bright light... Continue Reading →
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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