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Roman mosaic patterns

These patterns are all ready to download and print out from your comuter. After you have paid you will be sent a link to download your pattern and you can then print off all the sheets. The sheets are all A4 size (A4 measures 21cm × 29.7cm or 8.27" × 11.69") and for the patterns you need to trim off a border and then place the sheets together to complete the whole piece.

There are three types of patterns;

1. Line tracing patterns (both figures and geometric patterns)

The pattern prints out and you place a sheet of carbon copy paper underneath to transfer it onto your baseboard.

Included in this download;
1. Black and white pattern (4 & 1 sheets) for mosaics using 10mm mosaic tiles and and 5mm ones.
2. Instructions for setting the mosaic with a colour image of a finished piece.
3. Sheet with approximate number of tesserae of each colour needed.

You will need to cut the border off each of the pattern print offs and then use paper tape to attach them together. Using a sheet of carbon copy paper underneath you can transfer the pattern onto your base.

2. Step by step geometry patterns

A step by step guide to drawing out this pattern using the underlying geometry. By using this method you can draw the pattern out to match the size of tesserae (mosaic tiles) that you want to use. 

Included in these downloads;
1. Step by step guide to drawing out the pattern.
2. Instructions for setting a mosaic from this pattern with a colour image of a finished piece.
3. Sheet with approximate number of tesserae of each colour needed, (the numbers of tesserae needed will be the same whatever the size you use).

You will need a pencil, ruler and compass. No experience of geometry is required.

3. Using the staff, step be step guides

How did the Roman's set their geometric mosaics when they covered such a large area? Did they draw the pattern out, paint some guidelines or scratch marks onto the floor to guide them? It is possible they used one of these methods but what if you have a large room with perhaps 40 feet (12m) of border pattern around the edge? 

One way is they used a staff, something myself and others have been working on for a few years now. Using a staff (a length of wood about 12" long) you can set out your mosaic without drawing out a pattern on your base. 

This set of download instructions is totally unique, you won't find them anywhere else in the world. I will take you through step by step, first marking the staff and then setting out your mosaic. 

Included in this download; 

1. Step by step guide to setting out the mosaic.
2. Instructions for setting a mosaic from this pattern with a colour image of a finished piece.
3. Sheet with approximate number of tesserae of each colour needed, (the numbers of tesserae needed will be the same whatever the size you use).

The staff is usually a length of wood but you can even use a strip of card, anything that has a straight edge and can be marked.

 


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Geometric Patterns
Geometric Patterns

Tracing patterns - Figures, animals etc
Tracing patterns - Figures, animals etc