WARNING: DO NOT USE MODPODGE TO SEAL. BEEN THERE. DONE THAT. RUINED!!!
I've always been a huge fan of creating with tiles. Yes, the tiles that you put on your floor or wall. Except I put them in other places. I break them into pieces, leave them whole, cement them to other household items, glue little bits and pieces of things to them, paper them, and paint on them. They're cheap and I get to experiment with different techniques. These 4"x4" tiles here, which were left over from another project, were done with alcohol inks, Lindy's Stamp Gang mists, homemade alcohol sprays and stamps.
The first tiles were done using Tim Holtz alcohol inks.
This tile was done using Tim Holtz alcohol inks and Lindy's Stamp Gang mists/sprays.
This tile was done use homemade alcohol spray
(I used pink, coral, brown,and light green markers; along with alcohol)
and stamped with Stazon ink.
The one thing that I love about using the alcohol inks is that no two tiles are ever alike. Of course, you can use the same combination of colors on several tiles, but they mix and mingle in unexpected ways and still turn out to be beautiful.
I do suggest that when you are finished with decorating your tiles, even if you use your heat gun to dry them more quickly, seal them with either ModPodge or a spray sealant. They make great coasters or little pieces of art to hang on your wall or display on a stand.
I'll be making a quick trip tomorrow to a local organization here called Restore to grab a bunch of them (they're only $.15...) and experiment some more.
Until next time.