Material and actions, here at a glance our tips to make your first steps in the field of mosaics.

The principle:

The mosaic consists of pasting bits of tile, marble and glass paste, called “tiles” creating harmonious decorations. Its multiple media of choice (cardboard, walls, wood and others) do a world of creativity with infinite possibilities. essential material: cola, mortar to fill the gaps, cutting pliers, pliers or cut Japanese, a pliers star, one by dressing, gloves, plastic bags, a small palette, a sponge, a spatula.


Select the queue depending on the media you have and the nature of the tiles. The pieces of glass or mirror is set without problems with silicone. The tail-cement will be better for the tiles of all types (sandstone, clay). As a complementary tool you by dressing, a sort of hammer tips for use with a knife. Its use is not easy and needs some experience. For beginners, it is worth include its purchase.

The multiple mosaic materials:

Briare glazes, the Venetians, marble, glass paste, pieces of earthenware, glass, old crockery, stones, shells. All or almost anything can take the place of tile. Give free rein to your imagination. Namely: to choose the colors, the main rule is to get a nice contrast with a dark shade between light, or vice versa, and warm colors with cold mix.


Mastering the art of the boards:

The mortar can fill the spaces between the tiles, thus avoiding the powder embedding. The board, like the color of the tiles, emphasizing the claim. Note that the mortar dries clear and that all the tiles do not need the filled joints, such as those with enamel or some decorative tiles.

The method :

* The direct method is to glue the tiles directly to the desired location on the support following reason.
* With the direct method on a grid, the tiles do not stick on the stand, but on a fiberglass mesh, allowing work on large surfaces.
* The indirect method is to glue the tiles upside down provisionally on paper before placing in final form.
* The reason is the same but played backwards!
* The advantage of this method is that it is obtained a completely flat surface.

To wit :In general, it is best to start a mosaic by the central motif, the edges and the edges and the bottom end.