Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Weds.Dec.12th. Tumbled Marble Tiles

This is an old project;however, some of you may not know about it so here goes. You can buy these tiles at Home Depot or Lowes Hardware.They come in a box of 9 BUT!!! take each tile out and examine them before you buy a chipped or cracked tile. They run about $7 a box so you can make at least 2 sets of coasters for that low price. I stamped my leaves first, made a mask of the leaf and used it on the tile and then stamped the writing. I used Brillance ink because you need to have archival type ink or it may wash off. I love the way the inks work, nice metalic classy look. I used different colors but what you see is Midnight Black and it comes out gold like. Once you have stamped up a couple sets you're ready to bake the color in. Put tiles in a cookie sheet that has either waxed paper or a brown bag cut to fit. pre-heat oven to 250 degrees and bake for 20 mins. This sets the ink so water won't wash it off. I backed my tiles with cork and used a tile sealer. The little stand was something my husband came up with. I sold these for $30 a set but also gave some as gifts. Very easy and oh so nice.


NancyK said...

Great project! And I love the name of your blog!

your sbs5 sister - Nancy

the dreamer said...

Hi, Pat! This is Nina from the Philippines. I just wanted to drop by and say hi. Looking forward to getting to know you and the rest of our stamping sisters in SBS5. =)


Charlotte said...

Wow Pat, those tiles look awesome! :) TFS

Charlotte (SBS-5 sister)

Julie Koerber said...

Hey stranger! It will be fun seeing more of your creations and getting to know you like a "sista!"
Love, Julie (your DD and sister!)

Kanani said...

These are beautiful!


"Jany" said...

Wow that project looks great! Shame I don't have where to bake.

Jamie Martin said...

Hi Pat,
Great tiles, they are different than the ones I use, I think I'll try these :)


My Paper World said...

Great project! These look fab!

Janine said...

Very nicely done. I haven't played with tiles for awhile either so must get mine out again after Christmas.

Scrapping Donna said...

These look fantastic! Ironically I had just went out and bought some tiles tonight to make some coasters! My designs are not as nice as this but still pretty good.

Your newest SBS5 Sister.

Cheryl said...

Hi there, I'm in your SBS5 group. These tiles are just beautiful! I look forward to getting to know you and seeing more wonderful creations!

Jamie Martin said...

Hi Pat,
I read your question weather the ink and chalk would come off on the tile. I will have to try it, I haven't used it yet. I did seal it three times, once with matte, then gloss, then matte sealer again. I'll test it tomorrow :)

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