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Watching Homecrafter Rashmi at work making a mosaic tile has got us in the mood for mosaicing, and there is a wealth of inspiration out there!
Mosaics are nothing new, in fact the earliest examples of mosaics have been discovered in a temple in Mesopotamia and are around 5000 years old!
Mosaics are usualy synonymous with the Romans and Greeks who used glazed tiles to create patterns and depict scenes on walls and floors.
Mosaics abound in our modern culture, in Rio de Janerio it’s impossible to not notice the mosaic tile of Copacabana pavement, the stone floor tiles are often referred to as the waves of Copacabana, where the walkway is said to be a tribute to the princess of the sea. The mosaic tile of Copacabana is made up of black and white diy stone floor tiles, covering a total length of 4.15 km.
Modern mosaics range from the miniscule to the immense….
…and from the comical to the profound…
…but whatever you are hoping to achieve with your mosaics, Homecrafts can help! Check out some of the Mosaic creations we have been making with our products:
Decorating a cicrular object with square tiles can be tricky, but the end results look great! Take a look at this dinner plate decorated with
3D objects look fabulous with mosaics too, try experimenting on different surfaces:
If you want to try something a little less regimented, try our Freestyle Mosaic tiles. They can easily be broken by hand, so you can create any shape you wish! We decorated this teracotta plant stand with a gorgeous daisy design:
Once you have the hang of the technique, let your imagination run wild!