How to Create a Mosaic Address Sign with Tami Macala

Learn how to create a beautiful Mosaic Address Sign with Mexican Smalti

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Have you been searching for the perfect address sign for your home, or wanted to give something unique for a housewarming gift? Now is your chance to create a beautiful mosaic address sign using Mexican Smalti tile.

Join Tami Macala, owner of Mosaic Arts Online, as she leads you step-by-step in creating your very own address sign.

In this online course Tami creates an address sign using Mexican Smalti tile. She also introduces viewers to the many other possible materials that can also be used to create this project.

Tami starts by introducing a variety of substrates that can be used for creating your address sign. She will execute the mosaic in this course using the “EZ Mosaic Frame” technique from Wits End Mosaic, but there are endless options.

From here, Tami leads you through the different design and template choices, and then describes a variety of tesserae (materials). She will then share the best adhesives for this exterior grade mosaic.

Tami goes into great detail demonstrating the different cutting techniques for each of the materials she introduces. This gives students a comprehensive lesson for creating this project with other materials. These can then be used on other projects in the future.

Once your materials are chosen, Tami takes you on an in-depth journey creating a Mexican Smalti address sign. She spends a great deal of time cutting and adhering tiles. Students will listen to music while they observe Tami working in front of the camera.

When the mosaic is complete and it is time to grout, Tami introduces you to epoxy grout. Tami will show you how to get more “pop” from your numbers by choosing certain grout colors and using a double color technique. Learning how to use epoxy grout is a great skill to have and can be used for any type of mosaic art project or installation.

You can also enjoy two bonus sections that introduce you to more options for creating your unique address sign.

This course comes with a full downloadable PDF with all the tools materials and resources to get started.

Your Instructor

Tami Macala
Tami Macala

Tami Macala, founder and owner of Mosaic Arts Online and Create Arts Online, has always had her hand in art. She started out at eleven years old as an oil painter, winning awards throughout Southern California. With a fashion and textile design degree, Tami began a twenty-year career in the movie and television industry as a costumer, dressing leading actors and actresses. Not feeling completely fulfilled as a costumer and the long hours, Tami found a new passion in mosaic art and in true fashion, became a self-taught mosaic artist while continuing her successful career in the entertainment world.

In 2000, Tami started her first company, All Cracked Up Mosaics, creating personal and custom-designed mosaic art commissions for clients all over the US.

In 2009, Tami began teaching mosaic art. She founded her second business, The Santa Barbara School of Mosaic Art, teaching her favorite art medium. There, she brought in world-renowned mosaic artists to teach her students, creating a hub of learning and inspiration.

In 2015, Tami retired from the entertainment industry and founded her latest companies, Mosaic Arts Online and Create Arts Online. Tami and her husband, Jerry, now produce online courses with some of the most sought-after artists in mosaic, mixed media, and fine art.

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The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
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