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Ideas on What to Use to Create Mosaics: Part 2

Updated on September 22, 2016
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K.D. Martel is a writer, published author and artist working from her studio in the province of Québec, Canada.

Items to Use for Making Mosaics: Part 2

Here are a few items you can use to make mosaics with. Like I've mentioned before, the sky is the limit, even if I haven't listed it here, you can probably stick it in cement!

Besides ceramic tiles, you can buy pebbles and stones at craft shops, Wal-Mart (craft section) and dollar stores! You don't have to pay much and you get good quality polished stones in various colours, shapes and sizes! Some of my most beautiful stones have come from the craft section of Wal-Mart. Big round sand-coloured river pebbles, pure white ones, black ones, small pebbles, medium ones, different colours, shapes and sizes. I have a wonderful collection of river stones and pebbles in inventory.

Going to the same stores, you can get your glass beads (like the ones they use to put in aquariums) in various beautiful colours. Often dollar stores will carry glass beads in various shapes with extra coloured glass worked through them. I often buy at the dollar store, clear glass beads which are irregular in shape and I put them into my cement stepping stones. They look like crystals when the sun hits them! Another favourite of mine is picking up a box of sea glass which is actually large rock-like chunks of coloured glass with a rough hazy finish reminiscent of glass you find on the beach.

Then you have your glass mosaic tiles which you can get a hold of (please refer to my Making of Glass Mosaics section to get the info on where to purchase them).

Of course, you can use broken pottery, old dishes, shells, buttons or whatever you want to put into your mosaic. Use your imagination and have fun!

© 2008 K D Martel


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