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Medieval Cross Mosaic | by ashpaints
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Medieval Cross Mosaic

In researching the theme for this month, I discovered that crosses were a predominate element. Elaborate carving was a strong design feature during this era and I've attempted to replicate that type carving in the design of the cross depicted in the central tile of this mosaic piece. The cross is made up of three layers and sits on a strongly detailed tile. Each of the surrounding tiles are made separately and cured. Then acrylic glazes are used to highlight the design element. Gold rubbing wax adds the finishing touch then each piece is painstakingly assembled. This mosaic is designed to either hang on the wall or sit on an easel.

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Taken on September 25, 2012