The Encyclopedia of Mosaic Techniques.pdf

The Encyclopedia of Mosaic Techniques.pdf


The Encyclopedia of Mosaic Techniques shares the ancient methods for creating decorative artwork with mosaic tiles. This visual directory helps you transform your pottery, furniture, walls, and floors with fabulous creative mosaics. Learn foolproof techniques for getting colours to work together to create dynamic designs. It needn't be expensive: find out how to work with improvised mosaic tiles, such as pebbles, coloured glass, and other found materials.

Emma Biggs has spent many years working professionally with mosaic art. Along with fellow artist, Tessa Hunkin, she produces mosaics for public and private commissions, and runs courses on all aspects of mosaic design. They run a shop and gallery based in central London.

BEFORE YOU START Mosaics Ancient and Modern Design Sources Color in Mosaics SETTING UP Types of Tesserae Safety Equipment Drawing Equipment Surfaces Adhesives Fixing Equipment Grouting Equipment Workshop Set-up A - Z OF TECHNIQUES Adhesive Techniques Andamenti Backgrounds Borders Casting Central motifs Common Mistakes Cutting Techniques Design Techniques Direct method Direct method on mesh Double reverse method Finishing and fixing Glass and silicone Grouting Indirect method on paper Indirect method with plastic Laying tessarae Micromosaic Opus Outdoor direct adhesive method Outdoor indirect method Outdoor sand and cement Pebbles Repeat fan patterns Taking templates Three dimensional effects Three dimensional surfaces Useful tips GALLERY Andamenti Color Cutting Contrast Light effects Pattern Realism Relief Tone GLOSSARY INDEX CREDITS


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