Monday, December 7, 2015

Handmade Tiles

Happy Monday!  Here we are again ready to take on a new week!  I am in full swing with this Christmas Spirit thing! My shopping is just about done and I've spent some time doing trial runs on some holiday treats--it's just about time to think about making some home made gifts!  Today, I have a tumble tile tutorial to share.  My tumble tile version uses both Stazon Ink and Copic Markers.  Normally these two products are not recommended for use with one another.  As both are alcohol based inks, they will bleed into each other some.  The trick is to color just inside the lines and lightly feather the ink.  Here's a quick little tutorial:

Stamp image on tile using Stazon Ink.  For my sample, I am using black ink, but it is available in a variety of colors.
Heat set the stamped image using heat tool.  Be careful, the tile will become hot to the touch, as well.

Using copic markers, carefully colorize the image.  

Using earthy tones, add coloring to the tiles edges, as well.  Blend and feather color using the a no color blending marker. 

The images I used are from I Brake For Stamps and are called Asian Full Sheet.  I chose to finish the tiles off by adding a script image over the top of the colored images--I happened to have a Japanese script stamp already that worked perfectly.  Finally, I heat set the entire tile in a 350 degree oven for an half hour.  Be sure to let the tiles cool completely before touching--they will be HOT!

If you'd like to recreate this project for yourself or others, you can save on the images by using my coupon code SAVE10JANE in the I Brake For Stamps Store!  Or, if you are interested in holiday themed tiles, check out the Deal of the Week section!  Lots of goodies there!

Be Awesome!  TTFN, Jane

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