What I found most interesting about creating mosaics is the endless possibilities because of the use of myriad materials. From natural stone, fused glass, glass tile and beads, porcelain, metal, dichroic glass or just about anything that can be secured with setting material and grout. I enjoyed creating furniture, wall fountains, sculptures, wall art and a fireplace surround - for my wife!
A Giclée (pronounced "zhee-clay") is a fine art print from a digital source using ink-jet printing.
These giclées are printed on Epson's "Premium Luster Photo Paper" using their 'UltraChrome K3' ink system. Print permanence tests conducted on prints made using this system produced the following longevity ratings:
• 83 years when displayed prints are framed under glass.
• 200+ years when displayed prints are framed under UV glass or filter.
• 45 years when displayed prints are not framed.