Both Candace Bahouth and Kaffe Fassett have long-established careers as leading decorative artists. Independently they each became passionate about mosaics and decided to unveil together some of their best-loved projects. They generously share their trade secrets in this collection of original designs.
The introduction explores Candace and Kaffe's enthusiastic involvement with mosaics and their different styles, It provides glimpses of two mosaic masterpieces - Kaffe's award-winning Chelsea Flower Show mosaic garden and Candace's magic shell grotto. To reveal what motivates them, the two artists also show the work of eccentric visionaries who inspired them. The mosaic projects that follow can bring new life to both home and garden. Simple and ambitious ideas are included, and the many contemporary materials used include broken crockery, tiles and mirrors, shells, pebbles, beads, gold-leafed and coloured glass, unglazed ceramic and objets trouves. Candace's intricately crafted designs range from an elegant shell urn and a collection of vases, to two unique garden tables and a glimmering fountain. Kaffe's lively renditions include a table covered in broken rose china, fabulous window boxes and a delightful crazy-patched terrace.
Full design guidelines are given for each project and a special chapter provides detailed step-by-step directions for making the mosaics and for working with the various types of material that appear in the designs. A grasp of these easy techniques and an urge to create are all one needs to transform interiors and exteriors with these colourful, irresistible mosaics.
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Mosaics offer a medium to experiment with a wide variety of materials and to create imaginative color schemes. The authors, Kaffe Fassett and Candace Bahouth, are accomplished designers known especially for dramatic color combinations, and for their first collaboratioin they have chosen the rich subject of mosaics -- presenting a collection of creative projects for interiors and exteriors. This book offers plenty of inspiration for those already interested in this increasingly popular craft, as well as solid information for the beginner. The mosaic projects in this book can bring life to your home and garden. You'll find both simple and ambitious ideas here, and the many contemporary materials used here include broken crockery, tiles and mirrors, shells, pebbles, beads, gold-leafed and covered glass, unglazed ceramic and objets trouv's. You'll get full design guidelines for each project, and a special chapter that gives directions for making the mosaics and working with the various types of material that appear in the designs. You get all the information you need to transform your interiors and exteriors with these colorful, irresistible mosaics.Book Description:
A fantastic collection of mosaic projects for indoors and out, from two acclaimed bestselling artists.
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Book Description Ebury Press, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110091868548
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