Matters of Madness August 2003
I’m really enjoying what I’m seeing on the mosaic madness website.
Tip number 1
Do your homework. Always, always, always, do a grout sample board. It’s simple to do. Get all those offcuts from your mosaic design and do a 10cm square colour replica (don’t reproduce your design in miniature) and do this three times so that you can explore with three different coloured grouts. Try using extreme colour variations so that you can see the impact. For example, you could use light blue, black and terracotta and see what happens. Also make sure that the spacing between your sample board tiles is similar to the spacing in your actual design. Trust me it makes a difference.
The design I’m working on now has a black background. I’m wondering if black grout will overwhelm it and whether another dark colour would work better eg a dark blue. So its very nice to see how people suggest doing a sample board.