Friday, June 10, 2011

I'm Lovin It - Ceramic Tiles

I experimented a little further with this crazy idea my aunt had.  I learned from the World Wide Web that I should spray some Clear Lacquer over the tiles when I am finished making them pretty.  

Trust me, you should too.  

Sometimes my ink would smudge.  Sometimes not.  I think it had to do with using the embossing powders. Or not using them.  I can't afford to keep buying embossing powder if I am going to make alot of these (which I fully intend on doing).  

Warning: that stuff stinks!!

So here are the finished magnets, ready to be mailed to my friend for her birthday.   (yes, I know the picture quality is bad, I am still searching for my camera)

I am linking this up to Tidymom and her I'm Lovin' It Friday post.

Tidy Mom

Monday, June 6, 2011

Do I need to add ceramic to my headline box up there?

My aunt wanted to play with ceramic tiles. These are total experiments. We made several but I didn't really like anything that I made.

Except these two little cuties. :-)

Used black ink on the flowers, and colored them in with Stickles.

Used red ink on the other one, and tried to add just a touch of Stickles by running the bottle tip along the lines of the heart image, but not pushing hard on the bottle....I wanted just a "touch" of glittery goodness on there.

Glued a magnet on the back, and now they are on my fridge.

Note:  Heat set the ink before adding Stickles. You can't see it in this picture, but the heart lines are a little smudged where the Stickles are.

Another Note:  My loving daughter has "misplaced" my camera, so I get to post these blurry cell phone pics. *sigh*

ink: SU Basic Black, SU Real Red
ceramic tiles from Lowes
heat gun