Can we talk about mosaic eye candy for a minute?
Mosaic is a colorful, ever-changing art form that appeals
to a wide range of artists. When mosaic art is combined
with environmental awareness, the results are particularly
stunning, as non-conventional items such as handles
salvaged from broken dressers and broken chips of antique
china can be incorporated into unique, environmentally
friendly pique assiette mosaic projects.Mosaics, The Art of Reuse features 25 projects that are vivid, vibrant, and
inspirational. There are vintage mirrors and dressers;
decorative art-deco-style wall hangings; striking 3D
sculptures; and practical home features such as a flight
Galit Glazer (Raanana, Israel) is an artist and art
teacher who has been immersed in mosaic for more
than ten years. Galit comes from a background
in fashion design, industrial management, and
jewelry making. This unique combination lends
a multifaceted approach to her works, one that
blends an artistic eye with technical know-how and
I just love how there are so many great books coming out that are filled with amazing creativity using recycled materials. Here is a super cool mosaic piece that transforms a vase into a girl's dress. Click on the image to enlarge and see the details of the mosaic and the before shot.
I have cast some stepping stones with this mold before and I love using it. Mosaics, The Art of Reuse inspired me to look around and see what unconventional materials I could use to mosaic with them.
I landed on shotgun shells and beach shells. Interesting and unusual, yes?
I really liked how each stepping stone was a blank canvas and I could really let go and make fun patterns in each.
I am still working on setting them in place and I did need to break one to fit in the space and one did break accidentally cause I pushed it too hard in place, but I figure it will become a design element.
Do you make mosaics?
If so do you stay traditional or do you use unusual things in your work? Like what?
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