Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Stamping on Ceramic Tiles
I actually was able to stamp on ceramic tiles, and was pleased with the results! The tiles measure 4 x 4 (the perfect size for coasters). I used Staz-On ink to stamp the image (be aware the surface of the tile may be slick so apply the stamp carefully) and then used markers on the flowers and used a sponge to apply a light blue color to the edges of the tile. On the leaf tile, I applied chalk with a blender pen to the leaves. I haven't done the last step yet -- which is probably the most important -- use a clear sealer (polyurethane) -- hold 6-8 inches above the tile and spray a light coat -- let dry completely and then apply 2-3 more coats letting the tiles dry between each layer. This will ensure that the tile is waterproof and smudge proof. I think I would like to make some sets (4) of these for our church festival which is coming up next month. Maybe even get some bigger (8 x 8) and make trivets or home decorations. I still have more time to practice!!!