Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Painted Harvest tiles

Saturday was my Autumn All-Day Craftathon, which was great fun; those ladies are always fun to be around!

We kicked off events by stamping on these tiles using the gorgeous Painted Harvest stamp set and this colour combo:

  • Cajun Craze
  • Cherry Cobbler
  • Old Olive
  • Smoky Slate

Once they were done, I took the tiles outside to seal them, so they are waterproof and can be used for hot and cold drinks. At the end of the day, we added foam dots to the base so they don’t scratch any surfaces. Here are some questions from the day:

What kind of tiles are they?
Tumbled Limestone, 10cm square, 60p each from Topps Tiles. However, the website does say they are discontinued, so you may have to shop around.  I have also used Tumbled Marble, but the ink bleeds more on this - it's fine for Stazon or Archival Black though.

What kind of ink works?
For best results, Stazon or SU’s Archival Black is the answer. Classic Stampin’ pads do work, however, if you are prepare to put up with the ink bleeding a little. Wetter ink pads bleed more, so don’t re-ink beforehand.

How do you seal them? 
I used Plastikote Clear Matt sealer  which is available from The Range, Amazon and eBay. It stinks, so use in a well-ventilated area, and apply three or four thin coats, with at least 20 mins between coats. The smell (pear drops!) may well linger for a few days but I promise you, it will go away eventually!

So if you know one of Saturday’s guests, you’ll know what youre getting for Christmas now, as one lady ordered her tin of Plastikote there and then, from her phone!

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