Cool Stuff for Mosaic Artists
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Share your mosaics that has used a backer, tool, tesserae or supply from Skeew. We would like to promote your website or Facebook page. Just send an email with photos that are at least 500 pixels on the short dimension, a brief description of your art, which Skeew products are in the art and the link to your website and/or Facebook page. Send the info to firstname.lastname@example.org
by Pati Reeves
"Hi Lou Ann,
So, I'm about 98% finished with the serving bar!!!
This is truly the FIRST time I've done a mosaic! Silly ME for such a HUGE undertaking my first time out, but I love a challenge!!!
And, loving a challenge, I opted to use TWO different grout colors! Ambitious, yes, but I LOVE how each really highlighted the different areas!!!
The mesh was PERFECT!!! Using the sticky mesh enabled me to break the whole mosaic into 6 smaller sections which made the process MUCH more manageable!!! Can't wait to do more mosaics now!!!
Have a few touch-ups and details to complete/paint, but here she is!
- Pati Reeves"
by Susan Dunsford
"Hi Lou Ann,
Well, I learned a dozen things to do differently next time, but finally finished my sun project! Very happy with the grout color, thanks for the input --man, is black messy!!! It's smiling at me from my garden and I can see it from everywhere in the house. Such a sense of satisfaction.
Thanks for your support ~ have a lovely weekend!
by Karen Sorensen
"Hi Lou Ann,
Here's the toilet project my friend Janet Hughes & I just completed. Your sticky mesh was a huge time saver. The tank was done in three panels of mesh and went on very quickly. Dozens of silly flowers made of broken plates & glass gems were also designed on mesh, along with whimsical garden creatures, such as a bumblebee, turtle, praying mantis, caterpillar, and ladybug.
Because of the many curves in the surface, they were cut out individually, "back-buttered" with thin set. This was a huge project, but so much fun!"
Check out Karen's board on Pinterest
by Harvey Altman
"Hi Lou Ann,
I did use the Taurus saw on this piece. I was asked to do this from the mother's partner. The baby was only 11 days old and they wanted something permanent for the grave. I immediately thought of your backing because I knew it would work outdoors. Thank you for the videos, otherwise I never would have known about the backer board and certainly not the Taurus saw. It has made me a much better mosaic artist, because I can do so much more in a lot less time.
Check out Harvey's page on Facebook
by June Shea
"Just thought you'd like to see what someone has done with your mosaic mesh. Love the stuff!!!
I created the mosaic (my design my elbow grease!) and set it and grouted it…whew. I also created the fused glass knobs and pulls myself. It is not completely done but I am happy to send images of it in it's almost complete state. I would love if you could provide a link to my website or email address. Now I need to work on the area over the wine fridge this weekend.
June owns Shea Studio Interiors in Fairfax Station, VA. Check out her website and like her on Facebook.
by Lynn Gerbode
Lynn told us, "After discovering broken tile art in Barcelona, I completed my first (and only ever!) mosaic for my new backsplash on your adhesive mesh. Securing a 30x40\" piece over my basic line drawing, I used broken 4x4\" ceramic tile shards. I was reasonably happy with the result, but concerned about installation for this size, as instructions recommended limiting use to much smaller pieces. But, I\'d also seen videos showing clear contact paper for stabilizing reverse mosaic design so gave it a shot. I securely applied contact paper to my semi-gloss flat tile surface and prayed during vertical installation. It worked! It also held the really small pieces that had dubious mesh contact points, plus gave another layer of support to lift and press this large a panel vertically into the quick-set. Doubt this\'d work with highly mixed media, but for consistent, flat tesserae, it was great! Jus\' sayin\'....... "
by Catherine Ertel
For this stepping stone, Catherine used NippinStrips to make the fence. It saved a lot of cutting since they just needed to be shortened.
by Anne Briggs
Anne used a Skeewbacker 3-d "C" shape to wrap the piling on the dock. She made the lily with vitreous tile on QuikStik Mosaic Mesh.
by Jana Manville
Jana says this is her first effort. She is using NippinBits on QuikStik Mosaic Mesh. Awesome!
by Rachel Scharf
Rachel used NippinSquares for the roof and walls. Her 81 year old father, a stained glass artist, made the bird, flower & butterfly for her.
by Cheryl Smith
Cheryl, a Seattle mosaic artist, is bringing together community members to create a 76 foot mural for FISH (Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery). They are using recycled glass on QuikStik Mosaic Mesh.
Check out Cheryl's website, and follow her really great community service on Facebook
by Linda Themer
Linda writes about this piece - "Hi Lou Ann, I finally remembered to take a photo of an in process mosaic using your sticky mesh. I absolutely love it, this will be thinset into a concrete paver. When I made these before, I had to cut each piece of glass then adhere it with thinset to the stone. Now with the mesh it is so much easier to work on a project! I do the flowers all freehand but worked on a cardinal and was able to put a coloring page pattern under the mesh. Thank you for such a fabulous product!!"
by Sandy Glass
Sandy made the mosaics on QuikStik Mosaic Mesh and attached them to the rocks.
by Karen Kingsbury
Karen started with a MDF Shape and made the background from broken china, beads, and globs. Then she added the foreground focals and string of beads for the body. Her business is Karen's Garden Creations which you can see here on Facebook.
by Margaret Eastham
Margaret started with a Skeewbacker 3d Self-Framing Backer. She used vitreous tile for the mosaic and painted thinset for the border.
by Elizabeth Purcell
Elizabeth created this surround on QuikStik Mosaic Mesh.
by Karen Kingsbury
Karen started with a Skeewbacker Shape and made the background from broken china and globs. Then she added the foreground focals and string of beads for the body. Her business is Karen's Garden Creations which you can see here on Facebook.
by Debi Johnston
This art was inspired by a photo made by Tim Gersey and given to Debi. She made the tree for the owl from a Skeewbacker 3D. Starting with the flat panel she formed it into a "C" shape. The bark of the tree is stained glass cut into strips that are aproximately 1" wide. The owl was made by cutting NippinStrips on the long edge. She trimmed the piece with stained glass. Now cover the mosaic on one side of the picture, then cover the other side. It's like the owl's eyes follow you. Then you can follow Debi on Facebook.