Tempered Glass Mosaic Basics Tutorial (+ extras) Automatic Download .pdf
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Tempered glass mosaic, float glass, glass cutting, collage, coloring grout, adhesives, substrates! It's all here! The tempered glass mosaic technique offers anyone, regardless of experience level, an absorbing set of skills that will give you hours of delight and satisfaction as you build artwork that is intriguing, colorful, and glimmering! You will use an array of supplies that are easily acquired at your local craft supply, and hardware store. Glass is also easily acquired by salvaging cast-off pieces, or purchasing it new.
For more of my work with these materials: https://www.scmosaics.com
I've taken my ten years of working with tempered glass mosaic and created a 33 page tutorial. And, while I admit to being a major TG geek (I mean, who else can talk about glue for 5 pages? Ha!), I have made every attempt to make this an accessible, brief but thorough, detailed but readable tutorial. It covers many topics like glass and where to buy or salvage it, substrates that you can glue glass to and how to prep them, a huge array of colorants, including alcohol inks, that can be used, basic glass cutting, adhesives, images, bling, grout, grout colorants, and how to change the look of cured grout with a color/glimmerwash.
Would you be surprised to learn that all of the pieces pictured here were created with transparent colorless glass? Yes, it's true! At least 90-100% of them were made with salvaged tempered and float glass. This tutorial will show you how, step-by-step!
To see more of my work with tempered glass mosaic materials, please click here: http://scmosaics.com/home.html
Or, for an even larger tempered glass mosaic collection, see me on flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/sucra88/albums/72157600457742560/with/1195059285/
Not only will you find step-by-step instructions, you will also get a glimpse into how I created many of my pieces. Tips and tricks developed over the decade that I've been immersed in this technique are invaluable; a rare glimpse into my design goals, and how I went about achieving them.
I printed the tutorial so that I could include photos of it in this listing, but what you will receive is a .pdf file that automatically downloads to your computer. It looks exactly like it does in the photos, except it will be on your computer screen.
Along with the tutorial are two other super-valuable and fun things:
1.) Eleven videos of me (actually my hands) making a single 8x8" tempered glass piece. The videos (slightly amateurish--I am a 1-woman operation and a video novice!) cover: priming wood, paints, image prep, several ways to break tempered glass, simple glass cuts, glitter, float glass, adhesives and how I use them, mixing colored grout, multi-color grouting, and cured grout color/glimmerwash.
1a.) Recently added 7 more videos that show the various ways in which I use alcohol inks.
2.) You will be able to view these videos in our very own private Facebook group! Besides viewing the videos, you will also be able to post questions and comments for me and your fellow groupmates to answer as well as post pics of your works-in-progress in a safe and supportive atmosphere. I'm so looking forward to this, as it is the first time I've been able to stay in contact with students, coaching them as they progress through the technique. The group will last indefinitely so don't worry that you won't have time to view them as many times as you want.
Tutorial is 32 pages with more than 60 photos. More than 15 live links to purchasing info and/or more information. PDF file/2.45MB
This item is non-refundable.
Once you purchase the tutorial, you will receive an invitation to the FB group in your email. Just follow the link inside this email to the FB group. (Please make sure that the email address you use for FB is the same as the one you use for etsy.) It's called Susan's Tempered Glass Tutorial Group. You are not required to post anything there. You can simply view the videos and read the comments, questions, and answers at your convenience.
If you have any questions, just drop me a note!
"I have been a fan of Susan’s work for quite a while but have never had the opportunity to take one of her workshops. I was so happy to see that she offered this excellent online tutorial. The document itself is well organized and there is a ton of useful information in it. The pictures that are included are relevant to each subject and will inspire your creative juices. The FB page that accompanies the tutorial is also a great resource. Susan shares her expertise with detailed, and sometimes humorous, how-to videos that are super helpful. You can see the work of others who have taken the course and/or post photos of your work. You really get a complete package with this tutorial. I highly recommend it!!"-Maren
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34 reviews5 out of 5 stars
This is a top notch tutorial on the basics of using tempered glass. I learned many very useful tips. Highly recommended!
The tutorials are very clear and great color ( I printed my copy on photo paper for better color for my studio copy). Make sure you follow up on the facebook group. I had a question and Susan followed up quickly! She wants to share her love of the art with us.
This is a very concise and thorough tutorial. I have learned so much and created a beautiful piece of art by following Susan's instructions. The support is wonderful and helpful. If you work with mosaics already you will learn some wonderful new tricks or if you are new to the art form this tutorial will have enough detail to move you right along. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
I am so glad to have had the chance to take a class online from Susan. Using tempered glass in mosaics is something I've always wanted to learn from her. The videos are very easy to follow, as she demonstrates exactly what she is teaching; she has an excellent voice--easy to listen to, and easy to watch. I can watch the videos anytime and at my own pace which makes it nice. If I want to review something over and over, I am able to do that too. The course is easy to access through Etsy, which I had never experienced and found it to be good. The cost of the course is very reasonable and I am enjoying it each day Susan is very responsive to questions and is always happy to help; she REALLY is a good teacher. I would highly recommend this class to anyone interested in mosaics and in learning how to use tempered glass.
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