Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Stokperdjies & Handwerk / Crafts & Hobbies & DIY
Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction - Stokperdjies & Handwerk / Crafts & Hobbies & DIY
Have you been tinkering with mosaics for a while, but feel that you need to take it to the next level? Or are you a beginner looking for a challenge? Then this is the book you need. It looks at mosaics as an art form, where line, colour and texture all combine to produce beautiful works of art. The stunning photographs gracing every page are both inspiring and informative.
Starting out as a textile designer, the author recognises how important the choice of design is when you start a mosaic project.
This book will teach you how to choose the right design and translate it into a template, allowing you to 'paint' with the mosaic tiles. The technical information supplied will guide you through the selection process of the right design, teach you about the various tiles available, surfaces to work on and which ones to choose for which conditions, materials and tools needed as well as the different mosaic techniques that can be used to complete your project. You will also find suggestions for alternatives if
supplies are hard to find in your area.
The step-by-step projects are lovely and can be followed exactly, but the author urges crafters to make the projects their own and bring their own personality into them by playing around with colours and texture. The projects include big and small items for the home or to give as gifts, with alternative ideas and suggestions if you prefer a different look or feel. Mosaics is so much more than just placing tiles next to each other and in this book you will discover just how rewarding this craft can be.