Easy-to-follow, foolproof, and fully illustrated.
As inspiring as it is instructive, The Complete Mosaic Handbook is a detailed sourcebook for amateurs and professionals alike. This book combines an extensive gallery of outstanding mosaic examples with practical step-by-step instructions for every kind of mosaic techniques.
Projects range from simple to sophisticated:
- Place mats and coasters
- Beaded picture frame
- Outdoor planter
- Garden path
- Fruit platter
- Jewelry box
- Glass vase
- House numbers
A variety of materials from glass and stone to found objects is fully described and explained. Basic mosaic techniques are covered in detail before introducing more challenging methods. The text is concise and jargon-free with full color photographs explaining each step. Every project is rated with a quick reference chart for its level of cost, time, and difficulty with all the required materials and equipment clearly listed. An authoritative design section covers color composition, contact, texture, and inspiration.
A gallery of mosaic art features a collection of international styles throughout history: from Ancient Greece, through Byzantium to the Renaissance, then on to Arts and Crafts and contemporary styles.