Tiles, tiles and more tiles
My granddaughter wanted to try making some coasters using alcohol inks. While I was recovering from a broken ankle and non-weight bearing, I was stir crazy and Megan's visits were a welcome. One day she shows up with some tiles and the fun began. Being the Curious Crafter that I am, we tried alcohol inks, stencils, stamps, Stazon ink, scrapbook paper and CTMH exclusive Inks.
We had many surprises, goof ups, messes and lots of fun. So I will share with you what finally worked with the Close to my Heart Exclusive inks. I had just received an order from CTMH and fell in love with the Perfectly Pine stamp set. So here is what I did that worked for me.
- Clean tiles with alcohol and dry.
- Mix Mod Podge and white paint (about a 50/50 mix)
- Apply to tiles with a foam brush. Let dry about 1 to 2 hrs. Apply 2 coats
- Choose your stamps and inks. I used the Misty stamping tool to stamp. I'm sure you could just use a block. The Misty lets you stamp twice if you need to.
- Let dry for 12 hrs.
- Apply 2 coats of Mod Podge, allow to dry completely between coats.
- Place on an old baking pan lined with foil and put into a cold oven. Set oven to 250 and bake 30 to 45 mins. Turn oven off and allow tiles to cool in the oven.
- In a well ventilated area spray with a protective sealer. I used Minwax Polycrylic clear satin. Let dry and add 2 more coats. If you are not using for coasters you could just do 2 coats.
I was a little impatient and mine smeared a little. You should wait until inks drys between stamping each color. You could use your heat gun to help with drying. I found it best to just let it dry and then add your next color.
I hope this helps you guys. If you enjoyed this post please like and share. All comments are welcome. Stay Curious my Crafty friends!