Latest PostsMarch 7, 2014Rice Freeman-ZacheryThe Creative Life: A Mixed Media Blog
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Did you love the doodles and tangles from the last Zen Doodle book? Have you been inspired to create your own? Then share your tangled tiles with us and it could be featured in the book Zen Doodle: Oodles of Doodles!
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Mosaic Art & Projects
Like “more is more,” for example! Sure, Laurie Mika, author of Mixed Media Mosaics, has tips for painting but she also has great information to share on blending your own colors, working with mica and gilding, embellishing with rhinestones and stamping. Variety is the spice of life, after all; no need to be stuck with boring tiles!
Laurel Skye, author of Mosaic Renaissance, will have you soldering, creating and applying patterns and working with photos, paper and rhinestones—all in this great project. You’ll use techniques basic mosaic techniques and add new ones to your list of skills. Find a bottle, pull together or supplies and create a beautiful object you’ll be proud to display!
For this project, you’ll use a combination of tile styles, both purchased and handmade, and you’ll glue and grout your way to a one-of-a-kind treasure. Laurie Mika, author of Mixed Media Mosaics, makes it look easy. Because it is.
Sometimes you just want to make it yourself—you want a certain color palette or maybe a specific texture you haven’t been able to find. Well, it’s all very doable and Laurie Mika, author of Mixed Media Mosaics, breaks it down for you. In this demo, she shares her expert tips for conditioning, cutting, stamping and baking clay. You’ll be hooked before you know it!
Laurel Skye, author of Mosaic Renaissance, will teach you all you need to know about working with this great medium, a necessity when working in mosaic. From mixing to applying to finishing, soon enough you’ll have the skills to step up and create beautiful and versatile mosaic works all your own!
Laurel Skye, author of Mosaic Renaissance, defines the types of tile and illustrates the shapes of the cuts. She then moves onto the techniques that you’ll use to make those shapes; you’ll learn to point, pinch and pop and the tunnel hold method, as well as the most efficient way to cut millefiori. Before you know, it, you’ll be mosaicking things you never thought possible!