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Making Mosaics: Designs, Techniques, and Projectsby Leslie Dierks
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"Of greatest use to beginners here is the description and step-by-step illustrations of four different assembly processes...The dozen projects will introduce first-time mosaicists to the art without...frustration: designed by professionals, each includes elaborate instructions, pattern (if appropriate), color photographs, and artists' tips..."--Booklist. "You'll never look at a shard of glass in the same way again."--Glass Craftsman. 128 pages (all in color), 8 1/2 x 10.
Although they've been around for centuries, today mosaics are undergoing a resurgence in popularity, showing up in everything from floors and fireplaces to parks and plates. Start with a browse through the tools you'll use, and gain helpful tips about what to look for, which ones are essential, and how to get the best results. Then learn the four basic techniques — pique assiette, direct, indirect, and 3-dimensional application — through detailed instructions illustrated by action photos. Every page is embellished with breathtaking designs by professional artists. After you've mastered the methods, take your pick from any of the 12 extra projects, complete with patterns, or come up with original ideas. Here's all you need to know to start making mosaics of your own.
A guide to making mosaics that teaches the four basic techniques and contains examples of the work of professional artists. The text contains 12 extra projects, complete with patterns.
With clever and innovative techniques in tandem with striking and original designs, youll revel in the creative pleasure of watching your art come alive. “Of greatest use to beginners here is the description and step-by-step illustrations of four different assembly processes...The dozen projects will introduce first-time mosaicists to the art without...frustration.”—Booklist. “Youll never look at a shard of glass in the same way again.”—Glass Craftsman.
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