Laurie Mika

Laurie Mika is the author of North Light book, Mixed Media Mosaics, and she is known for creating beautiful polymer clay tiles from scratch. In these pages you’ll find an author profile that explains where Laurie gets some of her best ideas for creating. You’ll also find step- by- step tutorials from Mixed Media Mosaics that guide you through the process of creating polymer clay tiles from scratch, painting ceramic tiles and then how to create a Mosaic Miracle Box project using the tiles you’ve created and personalized. An added bonus in this section is a video created by Laurie Mika’s son, Colin Mika, that is entertaining as well as inspirational.

Another Amazingly Creative Video: “Snow Globe Los Angeles” by Colin Mika

A really inspiring video by Colin Mika, artist Laurie Mika’s son, will make you re-think the way you use your camera.

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Artist Profile: Laurie Mika

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Laurie Mika is an artist best known for her mixed-media mosaics made from polymer clay incorporating words, stamping, gold leaf and much, much more.

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Painting Polymer Clay Tiles

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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!

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Making a Mosaic Miracle Box

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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.

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How to Make Polymer Clay Tiles

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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!

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