The peak of popularity will experience at the time of the Byzantine Empire, which has adopted many trends in art, customs and way of life from Old Greece and Rome. After this golden period, the mosaic will remain in use, but it is noticeable that it has given the central place to other, simpler painting techniques.
It has been many centuries since the first “pencil painting” was made and the first public building was decorated with it. Happily, the occasions have changed a lot, and thus mosaic ornaments can be seen in quite ordinary and unexpected places, but still in the role of the central decorative element. It would be too much to say that the top quality and aesthetics of old masters is easily reachable to any of us, but the talent for art and sense is a nice feature not only of professionals. This means that, with the proper instructions and the right amount of creativity, an ordinary man would be able to work out the work that will enrich both the interior and the exterior.
No matter how strange it sounds, the mosaic can still be made in home conditions if the sequence of certain steps is followed. Otherwise, there are several methods of production, but laymen are the simplest of the so-called direct method. The procedure will be expected to differ depending on whether the mosaic is made for external or internal use because the mosaic is made on a yard or facade exposed to weather conditions and therefore susceptible to damage. The starting point is the drawing of a motif on a piece of cardboard. When drawing, you can use a ready-made pattern or draw it yourself with a free hand, and the sketch should only represent a basic, rough design, without redundant and fine detail, because they can hardly be performed on the mosaic and therefore will not be visible.