Sunday 14 June 2009

Stamping Tile Coasters

This is such a fun project to do to make as a gift, for craft fairs or to keep for yourself, which is what I did! Stamping on tile to make coasters!

Now, these are not glossy type tiles, they are the non-sealed kind. I got mine at a local Home Improvement store and they are the Travertino type that come 9 to a package.

For stamping on them, you want to use Staz-On or Palette ink. I used the unmounted stamps from The Angel Company, called All Things of Nature stamp set. On the edges of the coasters I stamped just the pine tree part of the stamp with the bird sitting on the branch, all around the tile in black Staz-On. I also stamped the saying in the center in same ink along with the bird image. I used my heat gun to heat set the black stamped images.

Now for coloring in your images. You can use reinkers from your Palette Ink pads to paint right on the tiles. You can use chalks or ink from your Brilliance or Palette ink pads directly on the images with a Q-tip, sponges, or Blender type pens. To give my coasters an "aged" look I used a sponge with the Burnt Umber Palette Ink Pad all around the tile.

Next step, is you need to set in your coloring. Pop the tiles in your oven at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes. Be careful taking them out of the oven...they will be HOT! Let cool. So now your designs are heat set in BUT the tiles will still absorb the moisure from the drinks, which is important.

Since I'm using these as coasters, I used cork that you can find at your local home improvement store or craft store (not cork paper but the cork that you use to make a bulletin board) and I glued on 4 square pieces to the bottom.

That's it! I have a set of these coasters that I made about 5-6 years ago and we are still using 'em! If you have any questions on how I made these tile coasters, please send me an email.

This is my first project posted here at Inspirational Tips, Techniques & Tutorials and I hope you like it.

Visit my blog, Ellie's Stamp Garden, for more paper craft inspiration!


Julie Allain said...

This is WONDERFUL Ellie !!

I HAVE to get some of those coasters

Thanks for a great tutorial :)

Ellie Jacobson said...

Sometimes they can be hard to find so stock up when you do...thank you for the kind words!

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anke-art said...

Cute idea, I'll definitely try this with my students. Thank you!

Ellie Jacobson said...

You're welcome! Let me know how it goes with your students!

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Susan said...

Hi Ellie:

I recently got some of these tiles at Lowes so I can't wait to play - thanks for the tutorial. I have a question - not sure if you know the answer. I also picked up some small tiles (maybe 2" by 2") to make collaged magnets. But they are held together by this goopy stiff stuff and I can't seem to get it off. Any suggestions?

in Vermont

Ellie Jacobson said...

Susan...I have seen those but I'm not sure how to get that stuff off..I hope someone can help!

Carmen said...

És preciòs. na idea molt bona. I tents raó, per a un mercat d'artesania ha de ser una bona pensada. Gràcies, Ellie, pels teus tutorials.

Anonymous said...

Try a product called Goop B Gone. It is some kind of oil that is used to get almost anything off of anything!