mosaic murals – decorative mosaic art trends for the home interior wall picture
Decorative mosaic murals art for home wall interior dainty. Most of the murals can be completed using vitreous glass tiles or ordinary household tiles which are commonly available and relatively inexpensive. You can also combine these with ‘found objects’ such as old crockery and pieces of mirror class. The surface of finished mosaics can be embellished with class beads. Sequins and jewellery.
1. Vitreous tiles
These are the ‘standard’ mosaic tiles. Made of hard-wearing glass and measuring approximately 20 mm Square.
Available in an almost endless variety of colours and finishes. The undersides are dimpled and bevelled to make them easier to fix to surfaces. You can buy these from specialist suppliers or art shops. Either loose or on backing sheets.
2. Household tiles
These are the tiles usually used for decorating walls in bathrooms and kitchens, They are available in different sizes but with a more limited colour range. The bulk of the tile is made from fired clay, softer than a vitreous tile and therefore easier to cut. Shape and work. The front surface is glazed and smooth.
3. Decorative tiles
Household/ceramic tiles are also available with a variety of patterns which. With careful cutting. You can combine effectwely into some mosaic designs
Old plates, crockery and tiles are available from secondhand and charity shops. These can be recycled to provide interesting detail within some mosaic designs. However, remember that lf you mix these ‘crocks’ with ordinary tiles. there may be variations in thickness that can be difficult to accommodate.
5. Mirrored glass
Mosaic mirror tiles (or pieces of old mirrors) provide v eye-catching highlights in a design ‘ but can be difficult to work with. Mirrored glass is brittle and prone to shatter when cut. The coating on the underside. Which creates the reflection, is also vulnerable to chemical action from glues and grouts.
6. Jewels and sequins
There are numerous tiny sequins. ‘costume’ jewels. and diamantés that you can buy from craft shops to add to the surface ol’ your finished mosaic. However. only embellish a piece ln this way after the grout has been allowed to dry for several days. ibu will also need to find an appropriate glue capable of adhering to the glass surface of the tiles.