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The Encyclopedia of Mosaic Techniques : Search Press Classics - Emma Biggs

The Encyclopedia of Mosaic Techniques

Search Press Classics

Paperback Published: 19th November 2014
ISBN: 9781782211921
Number Of Pages: 160

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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.

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June 2015

28 designs offer a range of application for indoor home decor accents, tabletops, and frames, to outdoor pottery and patio flair. In-depth information on choosing tesserae (tiles), surfaces, adhesives, and grout, to cutting tiles and building patterns is easily explained for the novice mosaic artist. Full-color photos, step-by-step instructions, and a glossary of helpful tips and applications ensures your tiling success. Whatever your experience level, this detailed publication of mosaic art is sure to inspire.

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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

ISBN: 9781782211921
ISBN-10: 1782211926
Series: Search Press Classics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 19th November 2014
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 22.23  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.5

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