In between getting ready for the upcoming release of the CTMH Spring/Summer 2014 Idea Book, I’m busy working on my February workshops. I think I mentioned before, how I was using ProPlayer. When you first look at ProPlayer, you assume that it is meant for young boys. And, yes, it is perfect for that type of project; but, this is what I love about CTMH, the versatility. I am using a stamp set called “Cup of Cheer” (B1404.) I think it is working well. What do you think?
The faux ceramic tile is a really fun technique using Liquid Glass (Z679.) Here is how you make one yourself.
1. Start with a square piece of paper. I like to use nothing smaller than 3 x 3 inches. It will make the “math” easier and you will see why soon.
2. Stamp your image. In this case, I used the border from the mentioned stamp set and the coffee pot. I stamped them with the Black Archival Ink (44751.) When it was dry, I colored with my water color pencils (3505) and blended with a blending pen (3174.)
3. Now is the fun part…be brave…cut your finished square in equal pieces. This is why I start with the 3 x 3 inch square. I cut at the 1 inch and 2 inch marks and wind up with 9 inch pieces of the “puzzle.” I sponge around the edges of all the pieces (I like to use Whisper, because it gives a ceramic look.)
4. Next, coat each piece in Liquid Glass. I just put a dollop on each small square and smooth with my finger. Set aside to dry.
5. Once dry, it is time to reassemble the tile. I usually use a piece of Slate cardstock because the gray gives the appearance of “grout.” I cut the Slate square 1/8 of an inch larger than my original image square. Put the “puzzle” back together and attach each square using your favorite adhesive. Sometimes a corner might stick up a bit….just hold it down with Liquid Glass.
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