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  • 128 pages
  • Mixed-Media Mosaics: Techniques and Projects Using Polymer Clay Tiles, Beads & Other Embellishments
  • Laurie Mika
  • English
  • 21 May 2018
  • 1581809832

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Mixed-Media Mosaics: Techniques and Projects Using Polymer Clay Tiles, Beads & Other Embellishments Imagine beautiful mosaic pieces with tiles that you easily create yourselfMixed Media Mosaics offers a fresh, new approach to a traditional art form By making your own tiles from polymer clay, you control the size, shape, color and even the texture, resulting in beautiful finished pieces that include tabletops, boxes, jewelry and shrinesIn addition to learning traditional tiling techniques such as working with grout and cutting glass tile, you ll also explore creative options for personalizing tiles Discover the magic of mica powders and the regal look they can give to mosaicsLearn quick and easy ways of adding paint to handcrafted and commercial tileSee how easy it is to create molds and cast your own relief tilesFind ways to add personal meaning to your work with the addition of text tilesExperiment with the addition of beads, jewelry and other embellishments by embedding them right into the tile Whether you d like to complete a mosaic tabletop for your patio, a jewelry box as a special gift, or simply experiment with jewelry, you ll find the inspiration you seek in Mixed Media Mosaics Start creating your custom mosaic pieces today


About the Author: Laurie Mika

Laurie Mika s work employs her unique handmade tiles with mosaics, beads and jewelry to create contemporary icons a blend of Byzantine art, Illuminated Manuscripts and Mexican folk art Laurie was published in the premier issue of Expressions magazine and has had work published in Somerset Studio, Somerset Wedding 2, Haute Handbags and Somerset Gallery 5, as well as the books 400 Polymer Clay Designs Lark, 2004 , New Techniques for Wearable Art Quarry, 2004 and JoAnn Locktov s Mosaic Art and Style Designs for Living Environments Quarry, 2005 Mika has also appeared on HGTV s Crafters Coast to Coast and the DIY network s Craft Lab, and has taught workshops at Artfest in Port Townsend, Washington, Art Unraveled in Phoenix, Arizona, and Art and Soul in Dallas She will also be teaching at Art and Soul in Portland in 2006 and at Hacienda Mosaico in Puerta Vallarta, Mexico, in 2007.