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Making Mosaics: 15 stylish projects from start to finish (Step-by-Step Crafts)
Making Mosaics 15 stylish projects from start to finish - Step-by-Step Crafts Author:The Editors of Creative Publishing international, Martin Cheek A complete mosaic course in one book! Making Mosaics offers both the "basics" of the craft, as well as 15 attractive projects to create. The "Getting Started" section clearly outlines the materials and tools used in the projects, including vitreous glass and unglazed ceramic tiles, as well as how-to techniques for nipping tiles, prepping surface... more »s, laying tile and grouting. The 15 projects were designed to offer variety in style, materials, and skill level. Projects include: plaques, planters, tea trays, trivets, trinket boxes and more. Simple step-by-step instructions and large how-to photos ensure a crafter's success. Within each project, important details are shown with close-up photos for added clarity. Artist's tips provide professional guidance and alternative design ideas for most projects.
Highlights: Mosaic is an art form that can be enjoyed by the beginner as well as the serious professional. Projects appeal to all levels of ability, including easy starter pieces for those just learning the craft. Contains large step-by-step photos with added close-up shots of detailed techniques. Contains inspirational photos with alternative designs. Includes pattern templates for most projects. Includes a source list for products & supplies.
About the Author: Martin Cheek is an accomplished mosaic artist, author, and instructor.« less
The cover image suggests a higher level of sophistication in the projects than the book actually attains. The projects are simplistic, and at the level of a paint-by-number. No help is given for developing your own art, how to choose colors and shading, or other artistic design. Reasonable as a primer for a complete novice, but not terribly helpful beyond that.