Tag: stained glass

  • How To Choose Mosaic Background Colors and Patterns

    Anime Girl Mosaic Art by Natalija Moss

    Background colors for mosaics should be chosen based on how well they contrast with the colors used in figures. For this reason, most mosaic artists will tile their figures first and then choose their background colors by a trial-and-error process of placing tiles on the mosaic backer and just seeing how they look. The sameĀ approach […]

  • How to Make a Stepping Stone with Scrap Glass

    stained glass shards in buckets

    If you work with stained glass over time you can end up with buckets full of scrap. When the pieces start getting too small and irregular, or if there’s just too much of it, you can used them in a stepping stone. This tutorial demonstrates how to make a stepping stone with an abstract pattern. […]

  • Mosaic Interpretation of Picasso Painting

    Picasso Mosaic Interpretation

    Brian Kyle’s mosaic interpretation of Picasso’s painting “Man With Ice Cream Cone” is a refreshing departure from the cute themes that seem to dominate contemporary mosaic artwork. Brian calls his mosaic “The Lecher” and says that some people are creeped out by it. I say that makes it real Art (with a capital A) in the sense of […]

  • How to Build Up Areas and Fill Holes in Mosaic Backers

    simple gauge made from straight-edged board

    For dry indoor mosaics, areas can be built up to support thinner tile next to thicker tile by mixing sand or sawdust to Weldbond adhesive to create a heavy paste. You can also fill holes in mosaic backers using this method. Sand is best for minimizing the contraction that happens as the glue dries, but sawdust […]

  • Stained Glass as Mosaic Tile: A Question of Styles

    Grey Owl mosaic

    In my article Stained Glass Mosaic Art, I explained how stained glass can be cut up into small pieces and used like conventional tesserae or cut larger and used to define entire elements as is done in a stained glass window. In the window mode of working, one single piece of variegated glass is used to render […]

  • Stained Glass Mosaic Art

    The Major mosaic art

    Artist and MAS employee Natalija Moss has recently completed a series of mosaics made from stained glass, and they are definitely worth seeing and discussing for several reasons. Natalija’s other artwork and video game plugins can be seen at her Lady Natalya website. Stained glass can be used in mosaic artwork in two different ways. […]