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Mosaics

Mosaics for Wall Decor

One of the oldest, but still the most popular decorative method, where one places small pieces of material such as glass, rock, tile, shell etc., in a pattern is mosaic. It is a very all-around artistic decor method that can be used in many places in your home. It can be used to decorate furniture such as chests, drawers, tables, Mirror, borders, coasters etc., and it can be used to create tiled floors and even walls.

It is a technique that is very time consuming, but can be carried out with only a few tools and supplies such as; tesserae (small pieces of glass, tiles, etc., with which to do the mosaic with), a strong adhesive and a surface to cover. You can find such materials for mosaic in factories and pottery studios, or you can just buy mosaic tiles from a hardware store which is designed specifically for this craft.

There are many advantages to this craft. Firstly this could become a fun project that the whole family could join in because the process of filling in the mosaic is fun and easy to do. Another advantage is that the final piece is totally unique, because you produce the mosaic with the colours and tesserae that you wish, you can even be adventurous and mix the tesserae you use, and so the end product is totally unique and a product of your imagination. Also because you do it yourself, you give the project a part of yourself and every piece you place would be distinctive, every project would be distinctive and have a story of its own. Another advantage to making mosaic is that the tesserae you use especially those like glass or marble are very durable, because they do not attract dust and are easy to clean.

Art Nouveau

Art Nouveau

Art Nouveau (New Art) is the name of a style of decoration and architecture that is international that was developed in the 1880s and 1890s. The name came from an interior design gallery in Paris, the Maison de l’Art Nouveau. This style uses forms that resemble stems and blossoms of plants as well as geometrical forms.

The coming of Art Nouveau can be traced to two specific influences: the first was the introduction, of the Arts and Crafts movement, that was led by the English designer William Morris. Just like Art Nouveau, this movement was a reaction against the cluttered designs of Victorian-era decorative art. The second influence was the latest vogue for Japanese art, especially wood-block prints, which swept up many European artists in the 80s and 90s, such as Gustav Klimt, Emile Galle and James Abbott McNeill Whistler. The Japanese wood-block prints consisted of floral and rounded forms, and “whiplash” curves, these were the elements that would eventually become Art Nouveau.

The Art Nouveau movement swept through the decorative arts and architecture in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It generated many enthusiasts throughout Europe and beyond. The movement was expressed in a wide variety of styles, therefore, it is known by different names, some which are Jugendstil which is the name in the German spoken areas and the Glasgow Style. The aim of Art Nouveau was to modernize design, seeking to breakout from the broad historical styles that had previously been popular. Artists evoked inspiration from both organic and geometric forms; they produced elegant designs that brought together flowing, natural forms with more angular forms. The Art Nouveau style went out of fashion after Art Deco came into the scene in the 1920s.Art Nouveau experienced rejuvenation in the 1960s, and now it is seen as an important forebear of modernism.

Decorative Painting

Decorative Painting

You do not have to know how to draw when it is to talk about decorative painting. We only work from a pattern or design which is found from art books or magazine. We can imitate those designs in your painting. However, equipping oneself with different basic painting techniques is essential. In this article, you will find some basic painting instructions to start on simple projects that will make you feel much more talented and also better. But, like in any other skill, you need to practice. For example, in sponge painting, a base paint is first applied to the walls and another color in a different shade complementing the first color is applied. A sponge is then used over the wet paint to create different patterns. Sponge painting is one of the easiest painting techniques and you can never go wrong with it. One of the advantages of this decorative painting technique is that you can use it to conceal a wall that has an uneven finish and also it is great for creating texture and depth. So, how to start with this technique? Start by applying the sponge on the corner of the wall and roll the sponge in a semicircular way. When the paint is exhausted dip the sponge back into the color and continues sponging the whole wall.

Decorative Wall Panels

Decorative Wall Panels for Your Taste

Your house walls are really a blessing for you that give you hundreds and thousands of the options to embellish them and make your house look more beautiful and great and this is the reason that most of the art décor companies cash giving you the varieties of things to embellish your walls with.

Decorative wall panels are the recent most common trend observed in the decoration of homes, offices, big corporations, hospitals and resorts and trust me it really looks beautiful. These panels come is varieties of ways and types and most of them are fitted on the wall with their different forms and colors.

Apart from that most of the people adopt them in standing positions too and keep them as boundary to cover a certain area. One such recent trend adopted in decorative wall panels is the introduction of 3D texture in them which is more than astonishing, trust me there are companies dealing with these 3D wall panels and they give look as if there is no wall but another room or hall in continuation. Like one panel I saw had 3D water affects in that and people who are eager to wipe away the sun heat must have tried to swim but would have ended with banging head on the wall than!