Synopses & Reviews
Mixed Media Meets Mosaics
If you think only ceramic tile when you think mosaic, think again - and prepare for Tiles Gone Wild to open your mind to a world of mixed-media possibilities In this follow-up to the best-selling Wild Tiles, mosaic artist Chrissie Grace offers up twenty new projects featuring unexpected materials - from paper to bottle caps, stained glass to handmade clay tiles - combined in her trademark whimsical style.
Take a walk on the wild side as step-by-step instructions teach you how to: Tile on unusual surfaces like PVC pipes and brick pavers.Customize your work by using photo editing software to design tile portraits.Create fun and functional pieces for your home, as well as funky display pieces for your patio or garden.Combine mosaic and mixed-media techniques to take your creations to a whole new level.Let Tiles Gone Wild inspire you to try a fresh approach to mosaics - and let your creativity run wild
Chrissie Grace, successful author of Wild Tiles, returns to push mosaics to a new creative level in twenty projects using a number of various unexpected materials. Tiles Gone Wild illustrates, with easy-to-follow instructions and photographs, how to expand on basic techniques and push creative boundaries to combine traditional, commercial tile with handmade clay tiles, crushed glass, stained glass and mixed-media elements. Readers will learn to work on a variety of unusual surfaces and use Photoshop to aid in the creation of a tiles portrait. Projects range from traditional mosaic wall hangings to the unexpected, such as a mandala.