To make a sculpture, first create an armature out of chicken wire and stuff it with newspaper. Plastic containers, flower pots, polyballs can also be used as the base. Chicken Wire provides the form with strength to hold the weight of the mosaics. Cover the form in a layer of Zart Paper Mix (see page 250) then allow to dry. The tessarae (tiles) can now be applied and then grouted.
Explore and use a combination of tesserae material in your mosiac project. Tiles can be used alongside glazed and fired clay works, broken crockery, buttons or plastic objects. If creating an outdoor project, bear in mind plastic will deteriorate over time.