Gaudi bird – how to make a 3d mosaic

Making a 3d mosaic – how to start I cant believe that I fell for it again. It happens every time. I should know by now, but somehow I never learn. I thought I could rattle something off. I’d seen plenty of photos of Antoni Gaudi’s Parc Guell in Barcelona and …

Making a Mosaic Trivet, Part IV: Grouting mosaics

Making a mosaic trivet, Part IV: Grouting and finishing. Part I of this four-part series was about preparing the board:  http://helenmilesmosaics.org/making-mosaics-2/how-to-make-mosaics/preparing-the-board. Part II covered choosing materials and a design: http://helenmilesmosaics.org/making-mosaics-2/how-to-make-mosaics/mosaic-designs-and-materials/. Part III dealt with cutting, laying and fixing the mosaic: http://helenmilesmosaics.org/making-mosaics-2/how-to-make-mosaics/making-a-mosaic-trivet/ Now it’s time to get down and get dirty. Roll those sleeves …

Mosaic techniques – choosing the right method.

Direct or indirect method mosaics? When you decide to make a mosaic, you first have to decide which mosaic techniques you are going to use – the direct method (for a simple ‘how to’ project using the direct method, follow this link: http://helenmilesmosaics.org/making-mosaics-2/how-to-make-mosaics/making-mosaic-trivet-photos/) or the indirect method. The direct method involves …

Making a Mosaic Trivet, Part III.

From this: …to this:   Cutting, laying and fixing the mosaic Part I of this four-part series was about preparing the board:  http://helenmilesmosaics.org/making-mosaics-2/how-to-make-mosaics/preparing-the-board. Part II covered choosing materials and a design: http://helenmilesmosaics.org/making-mosaics-2/how-to-make-mosaics/mosaic-designs-and-materials/. Now its time to get down to business and start cutting your tiles, laying the mosaic and sticking the tesserae in …