Last week I trotted myself along to a Mosaic making class with Jane Rose.
Now, I have done a wee bit of mosaic-ing in the past - namely my large Gecko project, which is still unfinished, but you know when you just want to put the time aside to play for a while? It was all about that.
This is Jane, chatting through the options.
She brought loads and loads of tiles with her, many different colours, textures, shapes, material.... plenty to choose from.
But first we had to choose our shape. I picked this temple shaped cut-out, and started by sticking a mirror into the centre.
Then it was time to get to work playing with the tiles and nuggets.
As well as using ready cut tiles, I cut some pieces of glass myself to make a "crazy paving" effect.
Once it was done I had a bit of time left, so Jane invited me to make another. I thought I would do a door number for my house.
I used glittery black glass tiles and blue glass nuggets, filled in with chopped up plain black tiles.
And that was the first day over with. All tiles glued in place and left to dry for grouting.
The next day we mixed up our grout. I chose black for the door number.....
Then just slapped it all over as if I was icing a cake.
After rubbing it into all the cracks and joints, it was time to wipe it all off again.
Before leaving them all to dry.
Voilà! My house number....
.... and my temple :)
I have to say I was pretty pleased with them, and it was such a fun day too.
If you fancy having a go, check out Jane's workshop page with her dates and times on.