Thursday, August 18, 2011

Polished Stone on Tile!

TW blk framed

I hopefully have a relatively quick, fun technique made even better with the awesome release of
Scripture Series 2 and Scrolly Borders
from Our Daily Bread designs.
Thanks to YOU, our customers, for these wonderful Scriptures!

Here are the supplies you'll need to make this project:

A Glossy 4x4 tile from your home improvement store (it must be glossy in order to do the technique!), alcohol inks, isopropyl alcohol, ink aplicator. (ink colors used were Slate, Latte, Eggplant and a Copper Mixative by Ranger).

Tip: Experiment on a piece of glossy cardstock before starting your tile to get the feel and look you’re wanting.

Start by putting several drops of the colors on your applicator.

Dab all over the tile until you get the "look" you want. Try not to fill in, leave some blank spaces for the ink to "run" and blend. You don't want to muddy it up!

Next, spritz your applicator with the alcohol, this will magically make your inks blend.

I love how it turned out! I almost hated to cover it up!! LOL

At this stage I sponged the edges with Black Soot Distress ink (more added later as you'll see!)

Now, for the next step you'll need:

Tissue paper, stamps, Mod Podge, and a stamp positioner helps. I'm a "finger painter" type gal, you might also want a foam brush or paint brush.

Stamp your Scrolly Borders image twice as shown (this is where the stamp positioner comes in handy!) or as you choose. Tear the tissue rather than cut it. This will make it more "invisible" when you adhere it to the tile! (I used Tuxedo Black by Memento)

Apply a thin layer of Mod Podge to the tile, then position the tissue over it and apply a thicker coat. Carefully press out any bubbles. Set aside to thoroughly dry.

You can also adhere a piece of thin cork to the back so it doesn't slide or scratch surfaces.

I also sponged some more Black Soot Distress ink around the edges before giving it a good coat of a clear sealer.

If you’re at a craft show and
Our Daily Bread designs 
is there, stop by the booth and see it!

I hope I've inspired you to try something different!
Thanks for stopping!



Saints Rule! said...

Have you ever inspired me to try something different! WOW!!!! My Christmas gift giving just got a jumpstart! Blessings my friend!

Lenoria said...

This is beautiful! I love the scripture and also the scrollwork around it. This definitely does not look like a plain old glossy tile.

Anonymous said...

Awesome project. Thanks for sharing. Jo4Him

Janett said...

This is just beautiful.

Betty Benton said...

What a stunning project -- your instructions are greatly appreciated!

Shirley said...

Dawn, this is absolutely gorgeous. I have all the supplies, but the tile. I've got to try this. I might be half as successful.

Linda said...

This look like a fun project. Off to Lowe's to get some tiles along with my hurricane supplies. :)

- dlm. said...

What?!? You can turn a plain and boring glossy tile into something so breathtaking?!? Thanks so much for sharing the gift of your talent with us.