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Mosaic magic

Mosaic art is a fabulous way to bring colour into the garden that stays all year round. Those not so green fingers can weave beautiful magic with style, definition and charm no matter what your budget.

Mosaics are an art form at least 4000 years old originating in Mesopotamia. Using shards of coloured stones, glass and other materials, often from recycled or old porcelain kitchenware and tiles, mosaics are a great way to upcycle and get creative in your garden. 

Ways to include mosaics in your garden:

How to start a garden pot mosaic project: 

  • Sketch your design onto a pot 
  • Take your tiles and wrap them in cloth
  • Gently tap on the tiles with a hammer to break into shards
  • Gather your tiles into colour categories and sizes
  • Glue each piece individually on the pot according to your design 
  • Let the glue sit for 24 hours 
  • Spread grout over the design to fill in the gaps
  • Allow the grout to set 
  • Using a sponge and water wipe off excess grout
  • Now you have a beautiful mosaic!

Learn how to make a mosaic with instructables.com 

eBooks 

Libraries love these eBooks

To get started, download the ePlatform and Libby apps, select Sunshine Coast Libraries and enter your member number and password.

eMagazines 

Libraries love these garden art eMagazines:

  • Gardening Australia
  • Backyard & Garden Design Ideas
  • Australian Country Gardens
  • Creative Artist
  • Artists & Illustrators
  • Make it HOME

To get started using free eMagazines download the Libby app, select Sunshine Coast Libraries and enter your member number and password.

eMusic

Set up a soundtrack inspired by Mosaics with Freegal:

  • Jazz music – Mosaic by Art Blakey and Mosaic by Touche Monet, Hakon Iversen
  • Mood music – Mosaic by the Mosaic Sextet
  • Soundtrack – Mosaic by Paul Halsinger 
  • Electronic Music – Mosaic by Mechanist

Get unlimited music streaming and download five tracks per week with Freegal. Download from the Sony catalogue and thousands of smaller labels. Sign in with your library member number and password.

Online

Check out more info on the web:

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