Hello Friends! I am excited to share a new project with you today…one that is partially responsible for the return of my lost mojo. I have become rather obsessed with decorating 4x4 and 6x6 travertine tiles. The kind you get at Home Depot or Lowes. I’ve made many of them in the past week, and I will be sharing a few with you. Today’s tile is one that I used stamps with. Bombshell Stamps!
When I had purchased my first pack of tiles, it was sealed. I didn’t think anything of it…it’s supposed to be sealed. But, at the store, there were many, many opened packs. Which is why I grabbed a sealed one. Who wants an open pack, anyway? Well, upon opening it, I found that several of the tiles had huge holes in them. Not at all conducive to the original project I had intended them for (more on that in another post!). My husband came up with a rather clever idea for sealing some of the smaller holes…but then there was this one. Who’s hole is actually rather lovely. It has a great shimmer to it, and the shape is so cool. So I decided to work with the hole, rather than against it. And it just screamed Homeward Bound to me, which is the set I used from Bombshell.
I stamped all of my images on tissue paper with StazOn. Then, I colored them all in with Copics. Yes, Copics. I really didn’t have any bleeding. As long as the ink is really dry, you are usually pretty safe. Next, I tore around the images; I didn’t want very defined edges. Applied Mod Podge to the tile. Added my images. More with the Mod Podge. I repeated that 3 times. And lastly, I sprayed the tile with an acrylic matte sealer. Now I just need to add a hook to the back.
See how cool that hole is? It would have been a crime to hide it or seal it up. I am really happy with the outcome. And it was so much fun to make! Ok. I’m off to make some more! Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!