Author(s): CELIA GREGORY
This title offers stylish ideas for decorating your outside space with over 400 stunning photographs and 25 step-by-step projects. You can transform an outdoor space with inspirational mosaic designs from leading contemporary designers; illustrated with 400 step-by-step photographs and artworks. It features 25 original projects, graded by difficulty, which can be completed in several hours or a over a weekend. It combines practical chapters on making mosaics with detailed instructions on the tools needed, materials, techniques, grouting and finishing, together with design tips and information on planning and siting your work. It includes decorative new ideas for the patio and garden, including urns, bird bowls, number plaques, boules, tables as well as large-scale mosaic installations. Easy-to-follow instructions show how to produce stunning visual effects by mixing glass, mosaic tesserae, tiles, broken crockery and pebbles. The principles of mosaic making are easy to master and this book gives you all the practical advice you will need on the basic techniques and materials, including concise information on the adhesives and tools required.
Adding a mosaic will add life and interest to a garden path, transform a patio or cheer up dull old walls. The book contains over 25 exciting projects to create, graded by level of difficulty, and including jazzy china tiles, bright flower pots, cheery wall motifs, an elegant urn in classical style, a stunning glass garden table and a striking metal and tile pond. Each project details the tools and materials needed, with comprehensive instructions, step-by-step photographs and templates where required. This beautiful book will enable the reader to design and make your own mosaic projects to enhance any outdoor space.
Helen Baird is a fine arts graduate who makes various styles of mosaics for numerous clients including Liberty in London, as well as selling work privately. She is also a successful freelance artist and illustrator.