Floating 0 Mosaic Substrates
Floating 0 Mosaic Substrates
Digital file type(s): 1 PDF
When I started posting pics of my Floating ⭕️ sculptural mosaic pieces on the socials, I got a lot of requests for how I built the substrates. So… I made this tutorial!
There is nothing very difficult about making these, but it is important to build them properly so that they are strong enough to handle the weight of mosaic materials. Once you get the hang of it, you will be able to complete an O substrate in about 2 hours of total work time.
These are lightweight and made with concrete-based adhesives, which makes them suitable for hanging outdoors, or inside.
In addition to mosaic artists using them as substrates for adornment, these substrates could also be used for other types of art. The surface of them is a bit rough (the texture is similar to a concrete paver/stepping stone), but they'd look great painted (spray or brush), or inked, embellished with rhinestones, yarn, fiber, polymer clay, etc.
The pdf that you'll download here on etsy is 7 pages which includes a supply list, pics of supplies, buying info and purchasing links, and step-by-step instructions that correlate with video demonstrations.
In addition to the pdf, you'll be able to watch 6 videos (total watch time: 29 mins) that show my hands making an O substrate from start to finish. Each video is super close-up, full of useful information based on my experience of having made more than 50 O's as well as other simple sculptural substrates. From cutting the shape and coating with cement-based adhesive, to making and installing the hanging device, you can really see and learn how these cool wonky rings are made.
Please read prior to purchasing:
You'll be able to view the videos in one of two ways:
1. Facebook private group. If you are on FB, you'll need to friend me. Once that is done, I'll be able to add you to the group. Once inside, you'll be able to view all of the videos, post questions and pics and see other members' posts. I will administer the group on a daily basis, so your questions will be answered in a timely fashion by someone who has made a LOT of O's. :)
2. Youtube. For youtube, I took all 6 videos and melded them together into a single 29-min video. If you are a registered member of youtube, I'll be able to invite you to see them. Note: They are not available to the public; just to people who I've invited to see it. You must be logged-in to youtube with your gmail address to see them. The only drawback to choosing youtube is there is no community space for us to post questions, answers, and pics. Youtube does not support comments on private videos. :-( So if you have any questions, please send me a message or email at susan [!at] scmosaics.com, and I will be happy to answer them in a timely manner (w/in 24 hours most of the time).
After purchasing the tutorial, please send me a message with your preference, FB or youtube: If you prefer FB, then please find me (Susan Crocenzi) there and friend me. Once you've friended me, I'll be able to invite you to the private group. (After you've been added to the group, feel free to unfriend me. My feelies won't be hurt.:). If you prefer youtube, please send me your youtube-associated gmail email address. You will receive an invitation to the video at that email address.
A few notes and warnings:
This is not a kit. I don't supply any materials. This is also not a mosaic tutorial. This tute only teaches you how to make the substrate. Other than a list of recommended adhesives, there is no instruction for how to mosaic your O.
Your files will be available to download once payment is confirmed. Here's how.
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations. But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
10 shop reviews5 out of 5 stars
it was a very well explained informative tutorial
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.
I have been following Susan's amazing mosaic creations for ages and was so sorry I lived in Australia and couldn't get to her workshops. When I saw the offer of an on line tutorial I signed up immediately and am so happy I did. The tute appeared immediately and provided clear instructions presented in a fun and easy to follow format. I have learned so much and appreciate Susans speedy responses, ideas and encouragement. I'm hoping for further tutes especially incorporating polymer clay. Thank so much Susan.
This is a top notch tutorial on the basics of using tempered glass. I learned many very useful tips. Highly recommended!