CREATIVE GARDEN MOSAICS
Subtitled ‘Dazzling Projects and Innovative Techniques’, this is another mosaic ‘how-to’ book which depite the title has a number of projects that would look equally at home indoors. Considerable use is made of stained glass as well as ceramic, mirror, pebbles and stone. Also contains a number of mosaics by other artists.
Garden shrines and pillar planters, tabletops and flowerpots: practically anything can become a beautiful mosaic, and these creations will make any garden magnificent. - Go beyond the ordinary with imaginative projects that dispense with traditional techniques in favour of more unusual mosaic applications. - Some items take only a half-day to complete, others require some skill and time, but all of them open up a range of possibilities and styles. - A section on getting started presents the basics on tools, techniques, and materials (tesserae, glass tile, stained glass, coloured mirror). - Make your own gold leaf glass; construct bases for projects; build a wire branch and flower. Twenty-two projects include: - Looking Glass Garden Stake - Onion Dome Birdhouse - Stone Serpents - - Stained Glass Pillar Planter - Gilded Treasure from Ancient Pompeii - * Brighten a shady place or enliven a flower bed with these beautiful mosaic craft projects.