Saturday 17 March 2018

Easter Day 3 - Project Time!


Isn't it funny how one phone call, email, conversation changes your plans in an instant! Well as you can probably tell my Thursday plans changed and well it's now Saturday lol and I am finally getting around to sharing this really quick but so beautiful Easter gift! 

So without any further delays let's crack on...

First up you will need a un-coated tile for this project, these are available from any DIY shop and generally have a warning ticket telling you they will need sealing, I went for the natural stone colour but they do them in others, you will also need some door stops (the type you use in kitchen cabinets to stop your door slamming shut), tissue paper and some really good quality PVA!

Now we are good to start.

Find a circle that is smaller than the tile that will act as your guide and draw it onto a piece of scrap paper. 

Then draw around your tile onto the tissue paper - I always use the rough side of the tissue paper as it holds the inks a little better!

Place this over the circle and secure in place.

Using tattered rose stamp 3 Mini Funky - Rose around the circle (I turned my paper to make it easier).

Create a mask for the roses by stamp the rose 3 times on the sticky edge of a sticky note and cut them out.

Lay these over the stamped rose and Stamp your next flower, I stamped Mini Funky - Violet in stormy sky. 

Create masks and cover each stamped image.

Finally I stamped Mini Funky - Chrysanthemum using wild honey.

Create a mask again and cover the Chrysanthemum. Using a sticky note mask of the outside of the circle.

Using the outline stamp from Mini Funky - Foliage, stamp this three time into the centre of the circle using peeled paint. 

Then mask of the centre of the circle and stamp the Foliage on the outside.

Remove all the masks. The rose was a bit too pale so I added the detail stamp in victorian velvet over the top.

Select a saying I used one from this months Monthly Make and stamp this in the centre of the circle using Archival Ink (I used Sepia).

Add a foot (door stop) to each of the underside corners of the tile, this will help you when you come to seal your tile and protects your surfaces when the tile is being used.

Next trim the tissue paper so that there is about an inch border all around and place your stamp image on top of tile to see how best the image fits on the tile.

Using a strong PVA glue, coat the top of your tile.

Gently place your stamped image over the tile and press it lightly into the tile, becareful not to rub the image as it will tear easily. Also be careful not to attach the tissue paper down the edges of your tile.

Leave this to dry for a couple of minutes. Being careful not to touch the top of the tile, use a emery board to remove the excess tissue paper by running it from the top of the tile over the tissue paper the tissue paper will tear easily and fall away.

Once all the excess tissue paper has been removed apply another layer of glue around the edges and over the top, being careful not to press too hard on the tissue paper or it may tear (mine did!). If you have any cracks or crevices in your tile besure to add more PVA to those areas to make sure it is sealed.

( I couldn't get this picture the right way up - WHOOPS!!!)

When the first layer is dry add another and wait until that is dry too, then add a 3rd layer. Each layer will take longer and longer to dry.

I generally add atleast 3 layers of PVA but the more you add the stronger barrier you are creating on your tile.

Little lady caught me making this "I think my teachers would like one of those!", guess I am off to find a Teacher saying lol!

But before I do how about an offer? All of the Mini Funky flowers used in this project are available on our website, but I have also added a special offer on these little lovelies too, so hop on over to our website if you want to find out more......

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