Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Altered Tile

Hi Everyone Judy here, today I'll share how a small white gloss ceramic tile
can be turned into a drink coaster.
Making a set of these would make a nice gift.

VLVS stamps and supplies used on this project:

Clean and dry tile. In ventilated area or outdoors spray tile with Krylon matte finish, leave in ventilated area until dry. This process preps the surface for the alcohol inks to stick to.
Apply one drop of two alcohol inks on felt applicator with one drop of blending solution in center of both and then apply on tile. The object is not to cover, but add a little color for a nice background. See photo below. 

Stamp all the VLVS images listed above on trimmed tissue paper to fit top of tile with StazOn black ink, it's important to use a solvent ink for this technique. 

With sharp scissors trim away most of tissue from images if you are layering some of the images over tile. 
For best results let ink dry 30 minutes. 
Set tile on wax paper, apply a thin film of Decoupage and Craft Paste on tile, gently place stamped writing background tissue over tile, smooth out wrinkles with fingers, let set about 10 minutes, stamp swirl image with StazOn black ink tile to fill in blank space and then gently add Decoupage and Craft Paste to trimmed stamped tissue images and adhere to tile.
Before setting aside, wipe excess Decoupage off edges, then set tile aside to dry at least 30 minutes before proceeding with next step. 
Trim tissue away from edge with sharp scissors. 

(A substitute for Decoupage; try matte gel medium.)

(trimmed stamped images with writing background and swirl on tile)


Sealing Tile:
Keep tile on wax paper, spray several coats of matte or glossy finish or
 brush on clear polyurethane. 
Let each layer dry following directions on container.
( it's best to do the spraying in a well vented area or outdoors.)

Apply Inka-gold around edge of tile. 
Finished Tile

Trim to fit cork and Miracle Sheets to fit, peel off adhesive and then apply to base of tile to finish. 
(Note: Miracle Sheets is a perfect product adhering any art projects together.)

Other supplies:
Small Ceramic tile 3 3/4"
Helmar Decoupage and Craft Paste
Krylon Matte finish
Ranger Alcohol inks; Pesto, Ginger
Ranger felt applicator
StazOn jet black
Viva Inka-gold
Tacky glue
Tissue paper

This is a close-up of the second tile I made using a variety of VLVS images.

As an extra special blog post, this is a page I made using some of my favorite stamps you have seen me use the past 8 months during my term as DT Member. 

Man on bicycle #16284
Ship Collage #16091
World Circle Collage #16096
Steampunk #16022
Don't follow your dreams #19003
Nesting Gears #18077
Man on Balloon Basket #19002
Writing Background #16207
Clock Face #19007

Other supplies:
Distress inks, Archival black ink, Gears die-cuts, Helmar acid free glue.
This mini book was made with my Bind it All.  

Thank you so much for stopping by to view this tutorial. 

Viva Las VegaStamps Design Team - Judy Cantrell


AnyOldCraft said...

How wonderful.
I have some tiles left over from the bathroom somewhere. Will have to get hubby to dig them out for me :)

Salla said...

The tile is a super creative idea and very neatly done! I love the many layered background, from alcohol inks to text stamp. The journal page is really nice, too!

Sandra Strait said...

Fantastic project, beautifully done!

Shanna Shands said...

Tis is a super cool idea. I have been thinking about making some inchies tiles.

Daniella said...

Great project! Tile is fun to work with!! And your page is awesome!!

Unknown said...

This is fantastic I need to try it!