Mosaics: Outside the Box is both a practical and inspirational guide to making mosaics.
Including instructions for designing and making your own creations, this highly
illustrated and interesting text covers a range of techniques for both the
novice and the more experienced artist to follow. Instructions show you how to
create your own mosaics out of various materials including paper, ornaments,
photos, fabric, paint, jewellery, glass, tiles, pebbles and moulded Duket.
Complete with handy tips about the technical side of mosaic-making including gluing and grouting, this book
is your complete handbook of how to get started in this creative and exciting medium.
Elizabeth Atkins-Hood developed her skills in mosaics and decoupage whilst living in the United States. Joy Bell worked as a commercial artist and gallery owner, before opening an antiques store which provided much source material for many of her wonderful creations. Both authors were inspired to develop their unique and interesting style after being introduced to a unique glass and tile saw developed by Jesse Cogwell. They are both based in Auckland, New Zealand, but regularly attend the Society of American Mosaic Artists convention to enjoy the company of other mosaic fanatics.