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5 Concepts for Your Creative Repertoire

glass on glass mosaics in gardens

These inspiring glass-on-glass mosaics connect art and nature and reveal 5 concepts that can be added your creative . It's like these mosaics draw in the environment they are placed in and make it a part of the mosaic.

Glass-on-glass (GOG) mosaics open up different potentials that you are sure to enjoy exploring. Here are some thoughts you could use to give it a try.

1. Look around you and see what inspires you. Incorporate your surroundings into the theme of your GOG and use your surroundings to highlight your art.

2. Try to use natural elements to hang or support your piece so that it seamlessly blends into your surroundings.

3. One of the beauties of GOG is the ability to use light coming through your mosaic to accentuate the colors and textures of the glass. Consider how light changes throughout the day and use light to its fullest.

4. Think out of the box and use different thicknesses and textures. This adds interest and variety. Also consider layering your glass like Tiffany did in his work.

5. While glass is a good choice as your backer, another backer choice could be plexiglass that can be cut with a jigsaw or scroll saw.

Have some fun - step out of your comfort zone and try something new and different.

The mosaics shown here were made by Katie Green, a UK artist who makes two dimensional contemporary glass sculptures. One journalist wrote in the Gloucestershire Echo, "She sees inspiration everywhere, constantly finding new ideas in the littlest of everyday things," and that is clear when you look at her art.

In fact, you should look at a lot of her art on her website and follow her on Facebook. Then you can hope for the day that you can visit an exhibition of her work. Pieces can be found in parks and gardens all over the UK.


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