Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens

Mosaic TilesRead on for my pro’s and con’s of tiled splash-back solutions to support you to very easily select the appropriate 1 to suit you!

I had taken stained glass classes at Hobby Lobby and had a bunch of glass leftover from that (go ask the Hobby Lobby manager if they would collect the scraps from their classes for you! Especially if you happen to be performing this project for a school or church….it does not hurt to ask). Plus, I asked the teacher who utilized to teach the classes I took there (he now teaches out of his residence) if he had any scraps to donate and he had three substantial buckets complete of glass. I also went to this retailer called Merry-Go-Rounds out in Ft. Worth. They teach stained glass classes there and sell stained glass solutions and gifts and so on. They donated a box of glass.

If the mosaic is a horizontal surface, such as a table or stepping stone, I want you to be in a position to set your glass down with out it wobbling and I want you to stroll more than the mosaic without having tripping or cutting your bare feet. So my picture frames and wall hangings might have lots of distinctive levels of tesserae, but my table tops and stepping stones will be flat.

The inspiration for this mosaic project was taken from the regional college atmosphere, in unique the Rhymney River, to celebrate the strength of the local community of Bedwas near Caerphilly in South Wales. As the children’s literacy operate in years 5 and six had been primarily based upon celebrating differences, Samantha Hall, the Curriculum Co-ordinator wanted this to be evident in their mosaic and was keen to infuse the design with patterns of textiles and rugs from about the world.

The cathedral of Messina , consecrated in 1197, was also decorated with a great mosaic cycle, initially on par with Cefal├╣ and Monreale, but heavily damaged and restored several occasions later. In the left apse of the very same cathedral 14th-century mosaics survived, representing the Madonna and Youngster in between Saints Agata and Lucy, the Archangels Gabriel and Michael and Queens Eleonora and Elisabetta.