By Michelle V.
Class: Altered Floor Tiles
All products used in this project are from SBCH, except: floor tiles, house paint, wooden letters.
All products are from SBCH’s May Tinkering Around/Tinkering with Glitter kits except above, and: Fancy Pants 12×12 Pollen Dust clear Acrylic Stamp set, versafine black ink, Black Fine Slick Writer
This is an easy class that can help you make use of those extra floor tiles left over from recent (or not so recent) renovations! If you don’t have ceramic tiles, you can use canvases or sanded blocks of wood.
You will need:
Wooden letters to spell word(s) of choice (You could sub chipboard letters)
Floor tiles, small canvases or sanded wooden blocks, enough to make foundation for word(s).
Pattern paper (I used: Tinkering Ink: Perfectly Posh)
Die-cut Accent Sheet (I used same as above)
Stamps (I used Fancy Pants: 12×12 Pollen Dust acrylic stamps)
Ink (I used versafine, but any multi-surface ink would work)
Slick Writer (a regular black felt-tip pen might work, I don’t know how the ink would stand up)
Mod Podge / Scrappy Glue
Saw-tooth picture hangers (optional)
1. Paint tiles with two coats of house paint, sanding if necessary (if your tiles are glossy, you may need to prime them, then use a more matte finish paint to provide good tooth for glue to adhere to)
2. Trace wooden letters onto pattern paper and cut out.
3. Attach paper letters to top of wooden letters with mod podge or scrappy glue, gluing edges well. Trim any excess and sand edges of paper for finished look.
4. Arrange letters on tiles. DO NOT GLUE TO TILES YET.
5. Remove die-cuts from die-cut accent sheet and trim any rough edges. Place around/behind letters.
6. (NOTE: This step and the next can be reversed if you want stamping behind your die-cuts.) Once you’re happy with the look, remove letters and glue down die-cuts with mod podge or scrappy glue, securing edges well.
7. Replace letters and, if desired, stamp images over top of die-cuts to accent.
8. Journal with Slick Writer pen. Mod Podge finished tiles to seal paper and ink.
9. Diamond Glaze back of letters and attach to tiles.
10. I chose to set the tiles on a shelf, but you can attach saw-tooth picture hangers to the back if you prefer to hang them on the wall.