Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Technique Tuesday ~ Altered Tile

Clean tile. In well vented area spray tile with Krylon matte finish, let dry. This process preps the surface for the alcohol inks to stick to.
Apply one or two drops of alcohol inks of your choice to felt applicator with a little blending solution and then apply on tile. The object is not to cover, but add a little color for a nice background. See photo above.
Stamp some of Tim's images from Classics #3 and #7 on tissue paper with StazOn black ink, it's important to use a solvent ink for this technique.
Let dry 30 minutes. 
Set tile on wax paper, apply a thin film of Decou-page on back of tissue, turn over, apply to tile, smooth out wrinkles with your fingers. Set tile aside to dry at least 30 minutes. 
(Don't have Decou-page, try matte gel medium.)
Tip: stamp another tissue, it's easy to apply addition portion by tearing and adding to tile with a little more decou-page if your tissue tears. 
Sealing Tile:
Keeping tile on wax paper, apply two to three coats of Decou-page over tile 
to seal and protect or 
spray several coats of matte or glossy finish or
 brush on clear polyurethane. 
( it's best to do the spraying in a well vented area or outdoors.)

Apply Inka-gold around edge of tile. 
Cut cork to fit, apply tacky glue to cork, apply to tile to finish. 

Finished project: 3 3/4" 

Supplies used:
White Ceramic Tile
Krylon Matte Finish
Tim Holtz rubber stamps
StazOn Solvent Ink
Ranger Alcohol inks
Ranger felt applicator
White tissue paper
Decou-page sealer finish
Viva Inka-Gold
Tacky glue


  1. wow the tile came out so beautiful!! I love this project! Looks like you had a lot of fun on Sunday! LOL

    1. Thank you Robyn! Yes, I did have fun, it was my first time to do a tile like this.

  2. Your altered tile came out beautifully! I love the yellow, black, and gold colors you used.

    1. Stacy, thank you for the nice comments!

  3. I haven't tried working on tile. You sure make it look easy! It turned out great. Can you use it to put hot pots on? Or is it just for looks?

    1. I used mine for cold drinks this evening. Can't tell it was on when I took the glass off. I haven't tried as a hot plate but will give it a try soon and let you know.
      I'm sure if you got a good seal on the paper it would be fine. I used the Decou-Page on my tile.

  4. Really really like this Judy!!!


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