Melissa's Motifs Pique Assiette Mosaics, How-To Make Mosaics, Mosaic Kits

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Learn Pique Assiette Mosaic Today! Mosaic Lifestyle: Creating mosaic mirrors, boxes, bowls and garden art from treasures from your world.

Pique Assiette Mosaic Bird Nest Bowl by Melissa Miller

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Mosaic Gifts Currently For Sale

Mosaics of broken antique china, vintage jewelry, pearls, Capodimonte flowers and other found treasures!

How to Make Mosaics! Mosaic E-book and mosaic kits now available!

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I currently sell my mosaic gifts from 2 places: in Des Moines, at Cottage by the Creek, and then my full catalog of goods, on Amazon Handmade.

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Mosaic Kits by Melissa's Motifs

Pique Assiette mosaic...learn to make mosaics...mosaic tables...mosaic garden art...mosaic from broken antique china...mosaic kits...mosaic bird baths...mosaic garden table...mosaic violins...mosaics with Capodimonte flowers...hand-crafted mosaic art...sam & gabes mirrors, des moines, iowa...mosaic e-book...mosaic instructions...mosaic bowls and boxes...mosaic gifts.

Melissa's Motifs Pique Assiette Mosaics



Mosaic Lifestyle E-Book Contents:

Chapter One: Introduction – The Possibilities

Bringing a beautiful craft into your life, and your beautiful life into a wonderful craft

Chapter Two The Search: Finding Broken Antique China & Pottery
Flea Markets, Antique Shops, E-Bay, Thrift Shops, and other sources of damaged collectibles to use in your mosaics. American Art Pottery, Fiesta Ware, Tiles, Fine China, why you should steer clear of new china

Chapter Three: Decoupage in Mosaics
Old photos, letters, postcards, recipes, match books and other ephemera, How to acquire copy and treat images, incorporating images into mosaics. Enhance your creativity, open your world to creative possibilities.

Chapter Four: Expanding your scope: Found Objects in Mosaic
Finding unusual objects and preparing them for mosaics, how to treat vintage rhinestone jewelry pieces, the problem with pearls, recycling bonanzas

Chapter Five: Supplies, working space and preparation
Types of grout & mastic, coloring grout, sanded vs. non-sanded grout, the difference between grout and mortar, which adhesives to use, types of bases, safety measures, efficient work-area tips, confusing mosaic supply issues clarified, how to grout a mosaic, and more.

Chapter Six: The Basics: Cutting china, gluing, & grouting
Nippers vs. hammers, controlled nipping, cutting made easy, cutting apart damaged Capodimonte
floral pieces, how to glue down shards, characteristics of adhesives and which types to use for different objects & bases, incredibly detailed grouting instructions

Chapter Seven: Projects
Make a mosaic picture frame, create a mosaic mirror, mosaic a cigar box, create garden artwith a mosaic shovel, introduction to mosaic tables and other furniture, and a quick preveiw for creating mosaic pins and pendants.

Note: My work can currently be found at The Picker Knows Antique Mall, Des Moines, Iowa, 63rd Street Just South of Grand.


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