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 Faux Mosaics: Make 20 Stylish Paper Mosaics in 3 Simple Steps Create stunning mosaics without the mess of broken glass!

The magic of mosaics is easier than ever! Award-winning author Tera Leigh will help you recreate the look of traditional mosaic projects with innovative ideas using a variety of inexpensive materials. There’s no broken glass or messy grout to contend with!

The Faux Mosaic technique is completed in three easy steps:

1. Paint on your grout.

2. Create beautiful tiles using scrapbook paper, wallpaper, stamped paper, painted paper or even old holiday cards and glue them to the grout.

3. Glaze the tiles for a realistic shine.

Using this easy technique, you’ll learn to create 20 step-by-step projects using a variety of creative tiles and fun and functional surfaces. Decorate a necklace, jewelry box, coasters, memory book, napkin rings and more! These colorful, stylish projects can be completed by crafters of any age and skill level, and many can be done in less than two hours. The versatile techniques and materials allow you to apply amazing mosaic designs to virtually any surface, including terra-cotta pots and jewelry.

With Faux Mosaics, you’ll find all of the inspiration, instruction and ideas you need for beautiful designs to fit your personal style.

  Date Published 7/1/2004

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Rated By: Jan Evans
From: San Diego, CA
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Comments: So Easy, So Quick, So Beautiful
I've often admired the look of mosaic tile, but just couldn't deal with the mess, tools, and time involved in the original technique. Then I found this book -- AMAZING! "Faux Mosaics" look like the real thing, without a bunch of expensive tools and tricky application techniques. Don't be fooled by the words "tile" and "grout" in this book; the tile is any piece of paper, and the grout is a brush-on finish that's a snap to apply. Best of all, you don't have to be "crafty" to make beautiful mosaic look-alikes. Ms. Leigh's super-simple technique is explained so well that virtually anyone can get FANTASTIC RESULTS. And she shows so many wonderful project ideas -- you'll never run out of items to transform into works of art for your home and unique gifts for friends and family. This book is a MUST HAVE for anyone who has ever admired mosaics ... I'm sure you'll use and love it as much as I have!
Rated By: Carin Heiden Atkins
From: Miami, FL
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Comments: Take some time to create a fabulous faux!
Tera Leigh's book Faux Mosiacs is a fabulous find. I too am a great lover of mosiac but with a toddler and a career who has the time to break out the old plates and create and old fashioned masterpiece? I love this method for creating artistic frames (I feature one in my book "Craft the Perfect Frame"), creating one of a kind home accents, and creating great gifts for friends. You can easily knock out any one or two of these fun projects in an evening giving yourself a well needed sense of creative accomplishment. Kids can also easily join in on this version of mosiac, not only a great "I'm bored" eraser but a fantastic creative activity to create gifts for friends and teachers.

Do yourself a favor and give this book a try. It's easy, it's fun, it's creative, and fun for everyone.