23.6.09

MOSAIC STYLE ~ PIQUE ASSIETTE DEFINED

When most people hear the term "pique assiette mosaic" they automatically think of a mosaic created from broken china.

I'd like clarify this particular form of mosaic art. The following definition best describes this wonderful art form.


Pique Assiette - a french term meaning "stolen from plate." Pieces of broken china, pottery, glass, buttons, figurines, and jewelry are cemented onto a base to create a new surface.
Almost any form can be used as a base and any combination of pieces can be applied. The design is restricted only by the individual's imagination.
So you see, there are no right or wrong ways when creating Pique Assiette mosaics.

Following are some examples, and maybe some inspiration, for you.

Baby birdhouse close angle Door Crown
 



Dresser Top Mirror close
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I hope I've provided you with some inspiration and encouragement to create your first Pique Assiette mosaic.
 
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask me. I am more than happy to make your first experience creating your own Pique Assiette mosaic successful and rewarding.
 
Please note, my content is copyright with exclusive rights. Please do not copy my content (text, photographs, illustrations) into any printed form or any form of publication.
Happy creating!

22 comments:

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh My Gosh Tina!
You have so many beautiful things to look at. What a wonderful POST. I have added myself to your followers, as I definitely want to follow your posts. So calming, so inviting. Absolutely beautiful. Thanks for stopping by Country Wings in Phoenix. I hope you will add your name to my followers and follow my post as well. Thanks for the warm welcome. "Country Hugs" from Country Wings in Phoenix, Sherry

Bunny said...

Hi Oh My I want it all. This is the most beautiful place I just want to curl up with a cup of tea and enjoy. You are totally amazing.

Barbara said...

Oh My Goodness, What gorgeous pieces, I am so glad you stopped in, so I could find you. The picture frames,etc. are truly magnificent. I will be here every day just to gaze at them.

Thanks.
Barbara

Katherinellen said...

It's just Gorgeous! Very talented...Love it! Thanks for stopping by...Katherinellen

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Thank you for your wonderful compliments! It's hard to know if my How To's are helpful for anyone. I've decided to leave it in a separate blog and link back to my main one! Even if one person benefits and creates something they love, then all the work was worth it!

Tina

Cottage Rose said...

HI Tina; I am so inspired by your talent, I am getting so much inspiration from reading your hot too's You have such a blessed talent that I hope to be as good as you one day. I know it will take a while but I will get there. thank you so much for this blog.. I just might have to ask you some questions from time to time...lol so beware he he.

Hugs;
Alaura

That shabby Pink Girl said...

I am simply mesmerized by all your Beautiful Mosaics and other pretties, I'm glad you stopped by my Blog, now I will be able to follow you to see all your Beauties! You are just simply amazingly Talented.
marian elizabeth

CLAUDIA GIORNO said...

una bellesa!!!

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Thank you all so much for your sweet words! Alaura, don't forget to take pictures along the way! I am more than happy to help. Please feel free to email me anytime!

Hugs to all!

Tina

Marsha's Mpressions said...

WOW! You do beautiful work!

Thanks for dropping by my blog and stopping to lend me your kind words. :)

Dreamgirl said...

Wow, you are so talented! I always see something beautiful on your blog... Thanks for sharing!

A very delayed Happy Pink Saturday to you too... I have been without internet connection since Saturday - a very difficult experience for us bloggers! Thanks for leaving a sweet comment on my blog.

Have a wonderful week!

Greetings from Spain
P.S. Giveaway on my blog. Country Living Magazine subscription. Drawing on the 15th. Interested?

Debra from Bungalow said...

Great tutorials! I have made a few pieces and was a little frustrated and confused about how to get a level surface. Thanks so much for sharing your knowledge.....I'll have to try another piece.

Peg @ Bloomfield Farm said...

I love your artwork. It's beautiful.

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Thank you so much everyone for your lovely comments! If you do get inspired and need a little help or have any questions, please feel free to contact me!

Hugs everyone!

Tina

Catharina Maria said...

I love your mosaics and the shells on the word
bath !
Have a nice weekend .
Rini the Netherlands

Kathy said...

Bravoooo... Your the best... I've spent all morning reading your tutorials... Thank You sooo much. I can't wait to get started...Finally !! My husband has been storing all the broken plates and pieces I've been collecting out in the garage...He'll be happy when I finally make something out of all that, ( and get it out of his garage)!!!! Lol, xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Lubna said...

Hi Tina:-)
I just wanted to tell you I think your work is amazingly beautiful:-)

Lubna (UK)

LV said...

My what a wonderful collection of beautiful mosaics. I would never attempt to do that, but I truly enjoyed looking at yours. Glad you shared with us. Happy to have you visit my post today.

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Thank you so much for the lovely comments. I do hope the tutorials help. Just remember, start with something small and a flat surface like a lazy susan or a tray. You will learn a great deal from the small project and it will give you the confidence to tackle larger ones!

Hugs to all!

Tina

Gail said...

Oh my! What beautiful work you do! I've never done mosaic before. I don't feel inspired now, I feel scared! Your pieces are fabulous! You are a very talented lady.
ps thanks for stopping by my blog!
gail

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Gail, don't feel scared! It really is not as complicated as it sounds. Everything I have posted are helpful hints! Things I wish I knew when I first started!

Start small, like a lazy susan or a small tray. Remember, it's a mosaic, there are no rights or wrongs when creating your design! Have fun with it and take your time!

Go for it!

Tina

tomboysuze said...

I realize this is an older post, but I'm wondering if you can say what products you use for thin-set and grout? Your work is very inspiriting....and has inspired me to try it myself. Many thanks for sharing your beautiful work.