Laurel Skye

Laurel Skye is the author of Mosaic Renaissance: Reviving Classic Tile Art with Millefiori. Her unique and inspired style shines through in each tile mosaic she creates. In her book, she shares how to create patterns and projects using the handcrafted Italian glass called millefiori. On this page, you’ll find several step- by- step guides that will help you get started creating your first tile mosaic. You’ll learn what types of tile and what kind of cuts are available. Laurel Skye will then show you how to make those cuts. She’ll also show you how to use grout in your tile mosaics. Finally, you can put those tips together in a project where you can create a Mosaic Tile Bottle.

Mosaic Tile Bottle

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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!

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Working with Grout

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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!

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Tile Cutting Techniques

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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!

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