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 floor mosaic – from start to finish.

It’s finished! Forty six hours, umpteen cups of tea and non-stop Radio Four later. Ask me anything about international affairs or Scottish independence or the weather in the home counties, the price of coal, how cancer cells behave, Esther Rantzen’s singing voice, Francois Metterrand’s thoughts on Thatcher, the latest survey about British women’s sex …

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 …