Friday, July 30, 2010

Stamping on Tiles

Here's a great idea for a gift...Christmas is only 5 months away you know (ugh!).  I've tried to stamp on tiles many many times and have not had any success, but this time I finally got it!




Supplies
Tiles:  Ivory Travertine 4" x 4" bought at Lowes
Stamps:  Elements of Style
Ink: Black StazOn
Stampin' Pastels:  Rose Red, Garden Green
Accessories:  Blender Pens, Folk Art Clearcote Acrylic Sealler, Cork Sheet, Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Tips
Stamp the tile with StazOn Ink and then with your Blender Pen and Stampin' Pastels color your stamped image. 
You cannot use classic ink on these tiles, but you can use Craft Ink...I have not tried either so I only know what I read, I'm not speaking from experience.
Because the image is colored with Stampin' Pastels you have to use a sealer on the tiles or the Stampin' Pastels will rub off. 
Be sure to use cork or some kind of felt or rubber pads on your base.
The problem I've always had in the past is the StazOn ink would bleed when I sprayed the sealer.  This time I let the tile sit for 24 hours before sealing it, and I kept my can several inches away from the tile and sprayed only a light coat.  I don't know if that's what did it or not, but this time it didn't bleed.

Enjoy!

9 comments:

Love crafts forever said...

OMG! Tammy you did fantastic job on this project. I love all the sparkles, so Beautiful.
You do remember to have this stamp on Sunday????? Hugs, Nataliya.

Kath said...

It is beautiful!

SherriC. said...

Tammy, it is GORGEOUS!!!! great gift ideas.......

kiwi-creations said...

Thanks for sharing.

BeeBeebabs said...

Pretty card thanks for sharing!

Cindy Jenkins said...

Hi, I'm now following you from SC. Hope you follow me too at www.cindys-inklings.blogspot.com
Thanks!
PS: Beautiful tile!!!

Jill Hilliard said...

Just wanted to let you know I'm following you from SC. FABULOUS tile project!!!! WOW
JILL HILLIARD

http://jill031070.blogspot.com

Eileen Lang said...

I love it. Thanks for sharing your information and I can't wait to try it myself.

cboyachek said...

That is gorgeous - great gift! I'm now following you from the thread at SC. I'm at www.stampinallaround.blogspot.com