"A little piece of paper . . . sparked a big idea," writes Leigh in this beginner's guide to paper mosaic decoration. In an introductory section, Leigh discusses supplies-- paint, glazes, brushes, varnish, and paper-- including instructions for making hand-painted and hand-stamped papers. Next she outlines 20 fun, inexpensive, stylish projects that reflect a sort of simple elegance. A materials list and an appealing picture of the finished product to spur on crafters head each project. Leigh's precise, easy-to-follow instructions--from preparing the surface to applying the final varnish--are positioned directly beneath a clear helpful photo that shows the process. Although most of the projects have been created with adults in mind (napkin rings, candleholders, tissue boxes, etc.), some may inspire older children to take up scissors and glue. More likely they'll encourage adult crafters to retool what Leigh has taught them here to create their own projects for a family craft session--and for themselves. REVWRCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved
With Faux Mosaics, readers will learn to make stunning mosaics without the mess - simply by using inexpensive paper and paint. Award-winning author and artist Tera Leigh teaches readers how to re-create the look of traditional mosaics titles by using a variety of materials, including scrapbook paper, stickers, wallpaper cutouts, favourite photos stamped cardstock, painted cardstock and more. Readers will also learn how to capture the look of grout by using simple paint techniques. With these 20 easy and cheerful step-by-step projects, readers will discover how to create faux mosaics on fun and functional surfaces, such as coasters, napkin rings, jewellery boxes, memory books and more.