Large mosaic murals and installations, you can do it!
Many mosaic artist and crafters are intimidated by large mosaic installations, yet there is
nothing so exciting as seeing a beautiful large mural installed!
The trick is to know what surfaces you are going to be working on, is it going to be on an
interior or exterior wall? You need to decide what mosaic materials you will be using and
what adhesives will be the best for your project.
If your mural goes outside in the weather use substrates that won't rot like wood
and use adhesive (flexible tile adhesive) that can endure the weather conditions.
If it goes inside where there is no moisture then you can use any substrate such as
wood to work on. For both inside and outside installations you can use fiber cement boards
also and for a permanent installation you can use fiberglass mesh to mosaic on
as I'm doing here.
My mural will be outside and I will be using a pattern underneath the fiberglass mesh
that I can follow (or not), I tend to use the pattern only as a start and change it as I go
but if you're doing a specific and complicated pattern then you might want to
stick to your design.
Here is a photo of the mosaic mural that I'm doing for our shop in Parys.
As I said the pattern is a starting point for me and I will add to it as I go.
The only thing about large mosaic murals is that it takes time and as were busy preparing
for the move of the Parys shop to a larger premises next door, and also for Hobby X
coming up in March, it will probably take me a while but I will keep you up to date with
please feel free to send any comments and questions.