Videos of all the processes involved in making mosaics
How to set slate on edge in a mosaic: achieve beautiful textured surfaces in your artwork!
Learn how to set slate pieces on edge in a mosaic so you can create a highly textured surface. Watch a free video demonstration showing you step by step how to work with slate, setting it into thinset to make a secure and stable piece of mosaic art. Visit the website to watch the free demo!
Using a hammer and hardie to cut stone pieces for making a mosaic
A hammer and hardie is really useful tool for cutting stone into small pieces, ready to use in a mosaic. If you’ve enjoyed watching this video, remember to save it!
Watch me make a mosaic: setting stone pieces into thinset/tile adhesive.
Mosaic pieces (tesserae) do not always have to be perfectly cut. These stone pieces are various shapes but are roughly the same size. They are set into the tile adhesive/thinset, which fills any gaps between them. The variety of shapes makes the mosaic visually interesting and adds to its organic, rustic nature. For a free handout containing hints and tips for creating texture in mosaic art, visit my website. If you have found this pin useful, remember to save it to refer back to!
Making a mosaic: creating a circular design with slate, stone and glass
This mosaic was made as part of my mosaic membership, which features monthly prompts to help you get creative with your mosaic art. This mosaic was inspired by the patterns in tree rings, and we used this idea to incorporate story telling into our mosaics. Thus mosaic was made by setting glass, slate and stone into a bed of thinset/tile adhesive to create lots if texture.
How to split slate rods with wheeled nippers: preparing materials for mosaics.
Here’s a demonstration of how to use wheeled nippers to split slate rods. This process creates long thin pieces of slate that can be used in mosaic art. The slate rods are made cutting recycled roof slates into strips on a wet tile saw. For more information aabout this, read my blog post.
Tips and techniques for using thinset in mosaic art: a free guide
Thinset, also known as cement based tile adhesive, is a really useful adhesive fir making mosaics. It allows you to place pieces on their edges, creating lots of texture and interesting surfaces. For lots of hints and tips for using thinset to make mossics, download your free guide from my website. It covers how to mix thinset, how to add colour, how to work cleanly as well as lots of other useful information.
Watch me working on different mosaic designs - all feature orange glass!
One of my favourite colours to use in a mosaic is orange. These mosaics all feature some kind of orange glass, set into thinset/tile adhesive. For tips on using this technique to make mosaics, visit my website for a free PDF handout.
How to cut stone for mosaic with a hammer and hardie: watch me work
A hammer and hardie is a useful tool for cutting up stone for mosaic art. Here, stone is cut into smaller pieces. Each cut reveals a different surface and its helpful to think about which surfaces you want to use in your mosaic to determine how to cut the next piece.
Look at the gorgeous colours on the inside of this rock!
Look at the besutiful colours and textures on the inside of this stone. I love these shades of orange and will be cutting the stone into smaller pieces to use in my mosaic projects.
Watch me work on a mosaic - setting pieces of smalti (glass) into thinset/tile adhesive
Making a mosaic can be a slow process. Each piece is individually cut and set into place. In this video I’m setting pieces of smalti into tile adhesive/thinset. The mosaic design is an aspen leaf and you can see the final mosaic in the online exhibition, Painting Scotland Yellow, on my website.
Watch me make a mosaic with slate and glass. Creating a textured mosaic design
This mosaic art is created by setting pieces of slate and glass into tile adhesive/thinset. This technique allows you to add lots of texture and interesting surfaces to your mosaic design. For a free handout with lots of tips and techniques for creating texture in mosaics, visit my website.
Preparing Mosaic Materials on a Hammer and Hardie
A hammer and hardie are traditional mosaic tools and are really helpful for cutting stone. Here, an old roof tile is being cut into smaller pieces, ready to make a mosaic. If you found this video helpful to watch, remember to save it!
Watch me make a mosaic: setting smalti (glass) into coloured thinset to make an aspen leaf.
Watch me make a mosaic. In this Aspen leaf design each piece of smalti (glass) is individually cut and set into a bed of pigmented tile adhesive/thinset. This mosaic was indpired by a conservation campaign called ‘Painting Scotland Yellow’. To see more mosaic artwork inspired by this campaign, visit the online exhibition on my website.
Making a mosaic with stone: setting pieces into thinset to create textured art
Learn how to make a mosaic with thinset (tile adhesive). Each piece can be set directly into the adhesive with no need for grout. For hints and tips on how to use thinset in mosaic art download my free PDF. It gives you tips for how to choose adhesive, how to mix thinset, how to add pigment and how to work cleanly.
Making a mosaic with slate and glass: Creating textured mosaic art
Watch me work on a mosaic. I’m setting pieces of slate and glass into a bed of black tile adhesive/thinset to create a textured piece of mosaic art. The design is inspired by the patterns of lichen on rocks. For a free pdf handout on tips and techniques for adding texture to mosaics, visit my website.