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    kerripkerrip
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    Hi guys

    I recently started playing around with mosaics. So far I have been to two lessons and half created a couple of projects. One was a picture frame and the second is a picture or rather a pattern.

    I bought some mosaic tiles from ebay that are strange because they are really thin, so they are different to working with the broken crockery that I was working with originally.

    I haven’t actually done any of the grout yet, so that should be interesting.

    Has anyone tried mosaics? Do you have any tips???

    Regards Kerri

    #524794
    carolfcarolf
    Member

    Hi Kerrip, Yes i have done a fair bit of mosaic, as for tips none really, well maybe one don’t buy heaps of tiles off Ebay or you will end up with a whole cupboard full by the time this phase passes on.lol

    Even though i have so many glass tiles of all sizes,i decided normal tiles are really good to use go to tile shops and have a look at seconds.

    Enjoy your mosaicing it is addictive for awhile.

    #524795
    kerripkerrip
    Member

    Hi Carol

    I’m glad to have found someone else who likes to do mosaics. What sort of things do you mosaic? I want to do some plastic plant pots. Do you think this is a good idea or too hard for a beginner.

    That’s a great idea going to the tile shops. I’ll definately give that a go.

    Kerri

    Ps.. I’m looking forward to getting addicted, lol.

    #524796
    carolfcarolf
    Member

    I have done picture frames, mirrors, vases, pot plants (not plastic) stepping stones, and one 1 will never forget took ages, it was a huge big fibreglass ball that had been a water feature, so i proceeded to cover this thing in tiles, took for ever and within a month it had all fallen off. so 1 lesson don’t tile fibre glass.lol, or at least take the time to research it properly.

    I decided to mosaic my shower in stones, mosaiced a border around my laundry because when i decided to tile a couple of walls in the laundry i would have had to cut about 1 inch off each top or bottom tile to make it fit properly and had all the power points ect so i decided to mosaic about 10 inch high border in 2 colour tiles.

    #524797
    kerripkerrip
    Member

    Carol you sound like you were very creative.

    I hope I can get some projects finished.

    Hahaha I’ll try to remember about the fibreglass.

    What do you think is the hardest bit? So far for me, it is getting what I have in my head into some sort of picture… but I’m hoping that is just practice

    #524798
    Hummer HumbugHummer
    Keymaster

    Hi Kerri.. save all your own cracked, chipped and broken crockery too. I have a bucket full of broken stuff outside, waiting for the time when I have some time to indulge in mosaic’s.

    Maybe get yourself a book or look up hints & tips online to help you through.

    Have fun with it .. you could pick up some cheap & useful bits & pieces from the op shop too :tup:

    #524799
    carolfcarolf
    Member

    Kerrip i agree with Humbug the best thing is get some books, alot of them have templates which makes it a bit easier.

    Ebay usually have mosaic books. I did have a lot of books but sold most of them as i really don’t have to do them anymore.

    #524800
    bluezbanditbluezbandit
    Member

    check out http://www.pinterest.com for mosiac ideas.

    #524801
    ballamaraballamara
    Keymaster

    Mosaics are a bit like patchwork except in a solid form, so maybe you could get some templates from there.

    #524802
    bluezbanditbluezbandit
    Member

    just google “free mosaic templates” and you will be suprised by what is there.

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