In this online course Kelley Knickerbocker teaches you how to build strong, bright, and sparkling glass-on-glass mosaics with textured glass, a mirror substrate, two types of adhesive and metallic epoxy grout.
Do you love to incorporate shine and sparkle into your mosaics? In another installment of her exclusive, technique-rich signature courses, Kelley completely unpacks her strategy for combining high-relief colored glass elements (get out your beads and bling!) with textured clear glass (hello light refraction!) on a mirror substrate. This mosaic will not only glow from within but will be strengthened and visually enhanced with sparkling epoxy grout. In this step-by-step tutorial, Kelley guides you through the appropriate use of two crazy strong glass-on-glass adhesives (Lexel and an ultra-violet curing adhesive), she will demystify SpectraLock epoxy grout so that you can use it with confidence and ease. Once mastered, this technique can be used for larger scale mosaics and combined with other techniques for interest and originality.
This course comes with a full downloadable PDF with a list of all the tools, materials, and resources to get started and to create more projects in the future. Once purchased this course is yours for in perpetuity. The course is broken up into sections to allow you to finish one part before moving on to the next. You can refer back as often as you like as you stop and start at your leisure. It is highly recommended this course is viewed using the Chrome browser on a desk top or lap top computer.
Visual artist Kelley Knickerbocker left a 22-yr administrative career at the University of Washington in 2006 to found a mosaic studio (Rivenworks Mosaics, Seattle) and direct her accumulated skills in project management and planning toward designing/fabricating/installing mosaic artwork for public, commercial, residential and gallery environments.
Kelley’s ruggedly dimensional mosaics, in a broad range of materials, are a textural distillation of her fascination with contrast, material properties and the technical challenges of mosaic construction. Sharing that fascination and learning from other art makers are keys to the freshness of Kelley’s mosaic practice, and she travels extensively throughout North America speaking, collaborating and teaching in-depth workshops on mosaic style and technique.
Kelley’s fine art mosaic panels have been accepted to numerous national and international juried exhibitions, and many reside in private collections. She is an active member of the Society of American Mosaic Artists.
"Just went through the class. Can’t wait to try this technique. It looks like fun and no end to the designs and added elements." Elaine B.