Sharra Frank's Mixed Media Mosaic Resource Guide of Treasures, Collections, Findings and Jewels is a PDF download with 50 pages of visual samples, inspiration and product links. This resource is a must have companion in every mosaic artist's studio.
This is not only a guide but acts as a digital mentor with inspiration, direction and support.
If you are stuck in a rut or need to bring the WOW Factor into your piece, look to this guide.
Scan the list of possibilities provided as you begin any project and bring something new and exciting into it. Would your piece benefit from something metal, dimensional, interactive, organic, tubular, tapered, handmade or reflective? Review the 30 highlighted categories with specific options and sources provided to spark your ideas and inspiration.
Massive inspiration = creative surge!
In this guide are lists and links to all of my favorite product resources and more.
Also find my go to WOW Factor Formulas. These are specific combinations of materials and textures that harmonize and sing beautifully together.
If you are working on building up your personal mosaic supply inventory, this guide will help you identify your tastes and style. Find which materials you are drawn to, which colors speak to you and go for it.
A little of this and a little of that and soon you'll have a collection of beads, rhinestones, tile, found objects, glass, mirror and more to inspire you and spark joy through your mosaic making.
While putting this together, I wondered what it would have been like to have this guide when I first started making mosaics.
It would have been life changing!
This resource guide will save you the HOURS and HOURS of searching and googling for the right thing and it will give you the confidence knowing that the materials that you are investing in work.
I have created secret facebook group for us! After registering, you will receive an invite link. In our group, we will share our collections, treasures, discoveries and more!
* Please note before purchasing that this is not an "how to" instructional (although there is some of that in regards to collecting and curating your supplies!) but a focused "what" and "where" guide to finding supplies and materials. Thank you!
Sharra (share-ah) Frank is an established mosaic artist in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Her mosaic obsession began in 2000, while still an art student at the University of Minnesota. She worked from her kitchen table, creating small pieces to sell in local flower shops. With each small success her artistic vision grew and so did the scale and intricacy of her work. After making the leap to a private studio she continued creating the intricate, whimsical and inspiring mosaic mirrors and window hangings that are her signature. At the same time, she made the transition to full-time artist and never looked back. Sharra has several large-scale installations and murals throughout the Twin Cities area, has worked with high-end designers and clientele everywhere from Florida to California and has exhibited with the Mosaic Arts International and SOFA NY. She teaches beginning and advanced mosaic classes from her Minneapolis studio, online and around the US with mosaic educational organizations such the Society of American Mosaic Artists, the Institute of Mosaic Art.
View Sharra’s full portfolio of mosaic artwork, commissions and public art at www.sharrafrank.com