In this online course you will learn what a substrate is, learn when and where to best use them and different ways to create them. Each section is chock full of information. There is a demo on how to bond wooden substrates to withstand moisture so your mosaic tesserae won't fall off. What the best tools are for cutting certain substrates. How to seal the edges of Wedi board (or any closed cell foam board) and how to create your own substrates using a variety of materials, including tinted mortar/thin set. There is a section on how to install hanging hardware on a mortar/thin set and fiberglass mesh substrate. There is even a section on how to create an undulated substrate. Learning about proper substrates and how to create them can lead to endless possibilities in your mosaic art adventures. There is a printable PDF with all the materials, tools and resources that will help you get everything together before you start this online course. Proper choice and use of substrates are an essential part to any mosaic art practice. We all spend a great deal of creative energy and time creating our mosaic art, and we want it to last for as long as possible. Learning these proper techniques and use of materials can be priceless to your mosaic art. Watch the FREE promo video to get a glimpse into the different substrates you will learn about and how this course can create even more possibilities for your mosaic art practice.