April 28, 2011
I needed something simple for a project to take with me on holidays. I wanted to create some bunting for Hugo’s room. I have painted one of his wardrobe doors with chalkboard paint and wanted to add something on the top (where he couldn’t reach to draw on). I found this bunting design on Etsy and thought perfect!! great inspiration and such a simply project.
I hand drew a bunny with a thick permanent black marker (it took a few attempts to get it right. I then cut out the bunny shape as close to the line as possible to make a template of the bunny.
I then traced this bunny onto some white cardstock and cut each out leaving some space between the bunny. I punched a hole in each of the bunnies ears, and then using some leftover scrap scrapbooking papers trying to keep the colours in the similar families I used a large scallop punch on these to make the bunnies tail. I edged the scallop with brown ink to give it a bit of texture and stuck the onto the bunny with pop dots. Then all you need to do is string them all together and presto all done, to easy!!
September 10, 2010
This is a super easy and very effective way of making some stamped tile coasters. I picked up the tiles from the local tile shop for FREE!!
I did a bit of experimenting to get it right and wasted one tile, But here they are. I thought they would make great end of year gifts for all Hugo’s Preschool teachers.
I used Stazon Inks in saddle brown and teal blue. If you use any contrasting colour the result will look spectacular. I would of like to use a red as well, maybe I’ll try that for my next lot.
The stamp set was a Unity Stamp Co – The Artist in You by Donna Downey.
On the back I used some felt cut into a large square, this helped seal the unsightly tile as well as a good surface protector for the coaster.
How to Stamp on Tiles:
- Practice on a piece of paper to get the correct positioning of the tile.
- Sponge around the edges using the Stazon inks, I used Stazon Saddle Brown, make sure you sponge the side of the tiles as well.
- Stamp the images of choice I used a set from Unity Stamp Co – The Artist in You.
- Make sure you apply nice even pressure as the tiles are rough and porous the images will not stamp as it did on paper.
- Give the ink time to set as the tile is porous it may look blurry to start with. Once the ink sets it will loose the blurriness (not all as it is a rough surface)
- I sealed my tiles with Jo Sonja’s Silk Varnish and used 2 coats. Make sure there are no bubbles as when it dries it will peal the entire image off ( I learnt the hard way )
- The varnish it cost $11.95 a bottle and I coated 7 tiles in 2 coats and I still have heaps left so you might want to try baking the tiles instead ( I have hard this works but I haven’t tried it myself.
- The back I covered with a piece of felt which works as protective layer as well as hide all the nasty tile rough lines and edges. You could use rubber or cork as well.