Mosaics were created in ancient times in
Babylon, Egypt, Greece and Rome.
Mosaics are made of colored pieces of
assorted materials arranged together to make
patterns and images. They can be used to make unique and interesting
pictures, or to decorate
frames, clay pots, candles,
vases, bottles, candleholders, boxes,
- Assorted beads
- Background base such as poster board or cardstock
- Coordinating tissue paper
- Tacky glue
- Picture frame
- Begin by laying out your mosaic design onto a table or other flat surface by following the design of your loom
pattern. This will make it easier to transfer
beads to project surface, and it allows you to preview your design and make
- Measure your design layout, and choose an appropriate size background base
such as poster board or cardstock;
Measuring will allow you to center your
- Cover the background base by gluing tissue paper (overlapping torn strips or crinkled
matching the color of your background; The beads will adhere more
easily to this textured surface.
- Apply adhesive to each bead, positioning on background one at a time. While adhesive is still wet,
beads can be shifted until you
are satisfied with positioning.
Continue until your pattern is completed.
- Let adhesive dry thoroughly.
- If using poster board or cardstock, trim off excess to fit your picture frame;
Leave the glass off for a shadow box effect.