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The Mosaic Artist's Bible Of Techniques: The Go-To Source For Homes And Gardens: Complete, In-Depth Instructions And Creative Designs

Featuring detailed instructions and full color photography throughout, this is a complete reference of techniques and ideas for creating mosaics for the home and garden. Step-by-step sequences demonstrate the entire process, from how to develop an idea and draw the design to cutting and laying tiles and adding a beautiful finish to the piece. All of the necessary tools, equipment, and materials—including mirror glass, millefiore Venetian glass, shells, and pebbles—are explained in detail, accompanied by helpful hints on how to best set up a comfortable work area and display finished work. Detailing the basic math of scaling, the guide also explains a variety of methods for enlarging drawings and patterns, such as grids, pantographs, and overhead projection. Packed with design ideas, this companion will inspire artists to create original pieces using a broad color palette, utilize a wide range of materials, and coordinate color and pattern to best effect.

Hardcover-spiral: 256 pages

Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books (April 1, 2009)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 157076428X

ISBN-13: 978-1570764288

Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 1 x 7.8 inches

Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds

Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)

Best Sellers Rank: #915,671 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #58 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Crafts & Hobbies > Mosaics #278 in Books > Arts & Photography > Other Media > Ceramics #485 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Crafts & Hobbies > Pottery & Ceramics

I love this book! It is easy to use, carry around and the spiral ring binder makes it easy to lay open on a table for referencing when you're working on a project.I like the practical advice on safety and cleanliness. I like that it gives advice on setting up your work space. It's full of little tricks I've used over the years like cutting tile into a paper grocery bag so you don't have shards and slivers all over. It also reminds you not to brush off your work with your hands (I didn't start using a brush for this until I slashed 3 fingers and spent a few hours in the ER!).This will be the book I tell my beginner level students to start with! It's good practical information.

I went to a Tomboy Tools tile making party. I loved making my first mosaic. I want to mosaic everything in site, and this is a perfect resource. The author starts at the beginning and explains what you need and why you need it. I ordered three books, but this is my favorite. It not only has getting started advice, it has beautiful color photos. Extremely pleased with this purchase.

Thought this book was very informative especially when you've been awayfrom Mosaics for awhile and need to review some techniques -or- just learning. Loved the smaller size it comes in.

Whether you are a beginner, or an experienced mosaic artist, this book is really beneficial. I have not done mosaics in a few years, so this book has come in very handy with information, especially with newer products now available.

The Mosaic Artist's Bible of Techniques: The Go-To Source for Homes and Gardens: Complete, In-Depth Instructions and Creative DesignsThis is a must-have reference book for anyone interested in mosaic art. The projects are fully explained with pictures to help guide you if this is your first attempt, or if you need a refresher. I highly recommend it.

I hate to be the one to break the 5 star rating. However, I eagerly awaited this book for the green and blue seaweed design featured on the cover as well as in the book images. Maybe I am blind, but I could not find that design as a project or in any detail, including not even the full picture from the images, anywhere in the book. I emailed both the publisher and author weeks ago with no response. I tried to report to that the image was inaccurate but there was no option to explain that image could not be found in the book. My disappointment in this missing design unfortunately overshadows what my review might have been otherwise. I will say I have perused many technique books from the library and this one is fairly similar to the others, perhaps a little better, though most I checked out were good. I have noticed a snippet of the seaweed design on another of the author's books but no further info.

This book is a great find for anyone who loves mosaics. In the beginning of the book there are lots of step by step instructions with pictures on how to create your own masterpiece, and near the end of the book there are alot of pictures and ideas for more complicated projects. This book is a perfect fit for any skill level, and the pictures inside are enjoyable to peruse.

This is an incredible teaching guide manual that shows you a lot of inspirational projects and even gives you some of the outlines to do them. I love doing mosaics and this book walked me through how to start doing them.

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