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Friday, 31 August 2012

Tumbled Tile Coasters

Hey lovelies!!! Emily here!  Happy FRIDAY!!! I hope you have enjoyed the month of August... Is it just me and summer is just flying by us? Labor Day weekend!! Lots of sales and perfect timing for all of those who are considering applying for Bombshell Stamps Pin up to work on their submissions!! (Wink Wink!)... This is about the time where I realize, I need to start my stretch of Holiday projects. Recently I have been obsessed with making Christmas cards. For those who do not know... I have a personal goal of 500 cards for the non profit, Operation Write Home. (Ive got about 300 to go by October 31!) I am now taking the time to bust out the lovely Rose's Portrait to make some Tumbled Tile Coasters. My mom has been bugging me to make her some for her new house, and I figured this would be a perfect time to do a fun tutorial on this fun gift!

You will need the following items:
  • Tumbled Tiles (4x4, in a box from Lowe's or Home Depot)
  • Mod Podge
  • Foam Brushes
  • Cork board
  • Waterproof glue
  • Stazon Ink
  • White Gift Wrap Tissue paper
  • Alcohol ink markers
  • and of course the stamp of your choosing.

Wow, seems like a huge list!!



 
Step 1) Clean and Dry Tiles. Choose your best sets of Tiles... A lot of the tiles you buy in a set may have a lot of knooks and crannies. Some people like that look, but sometimes, they arent going to work with what youre doing. Once dry and clean, apply Mod Podge.

Step 2) Stamp images on tissue paper. Color, and trim to your liking.

Step 3) Apply images, and layer more mod podge. Try to go to the same direction to help prevent wrinkles and air bubbles. :)

Step 4) Cut Cork to the size of your tiles. Once Mod Podge is dry, you can apply cork. The cork I purchased, had adhesive on it, but I added more glue to make it stick. Typically I use Gorilla Glue, but to be quick I used tacky glue for the time being.

Step 5) Let dry. Dont be afraid to go crazy on the Mod Podge. You want to make sure they are protected really well against heat, and sweat from your beverages of choice to place on here! I also sometimes spray a varnish over the tops! The tiles were not completely dry, but close enough.











Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!!
Much Love,
Emily

4 comments:

  1. These look amazing Emily!

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  2. Awesome!! This rocks so much!! Totally a different and unique idea and you pulled it of beautifully. You've also given me ideas!!! :D

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  3. Love it! I've done these before, but not like this, I like this way better. Thanks for sharing!
    Jodi :-)

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