Mosaic is the art of creating images with an assemblage of small pieces of colored glass, stone, or other materials. It may be a technique of decorative art, an aspect of interior decoration, or of cultural and spiritual significance as in a cathedral. Small pieces, normally roughly cubic, of stone or glass of different colors, known as tesserae, (diminutive tessellae), are used to create a pattern or picture.
Clay Pigeons offers many Mosaic Templates.
Projects Include: Easy Pre-Cut Wood shapes, Bird Houses, Flower Pots, Stepping Stones, Table Tops, Picture/Mirror Frames and many more…
Mosaic Art is Simple – 7 easy steps:
- Design or choose your template or base.
- Select or create a pattern
- Choose from or colorful assortment of tiles, glass, and clay pieces to build from.
- Glue tile to template or base.
- Allow to dry 24 Hours
- Grout, Dry and wipe clean! (We can do this step for you!)Pick up
- Pick up your art the next day
Clay pigeons uses the Direct method of mosaic construction
The direct method of mosaic construction involves directly placing (gluing) the individual tesserae onto the supporting surface. This method is well suited to surfaces that have a three-dimensional quality, such as vases. This was used for the historic European wall and ceiling mosaics, following underdrawings of the main outlines on the wall below, which are often revealed again when the mosaic falls away.
The direct method suits small projects that are transportable. Another advantage of the direct method is that the resulting mosaic is progressively visible, allowing for any adjustments to tile color or placement.