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Smooth Sailing Tile

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!


Kathi said…
Wow! This is absolutely fabulous!

I love all the texture and that you used some of the small images too.
Kelli said…
Totally freakin awesome dude!! LOVE This!!! So when am I gonna get mine!!!!
Kewl Beans! Love how the hole works in this project. This has turned into one of my favorite stamp sets and you just gave me another use for it.
Alex said…
Alison- STUNNING!!! Just STUNNING!!!! Can I ask what sealer you use? I am on the hunt for sealers :) Thanks!
Alex said…
Alison- STUNNING!!! Just STUNNING!!!! Can I ask what sealer you use? I am on the hunt for sealers :) Thanks!
kitchen taps said…
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