Saturday, 4 January 2014

Mixed Media Altered Tiles

Happy New Year to blog readers out there.  One of my resolutions this year will be to TRY to post more often!!!

Last year in June I met up with online friends from the fantastic  Cardmaking Paradise forum  at Craft Barn Extravaganza, I decorated 2" ceramic tiles (to share with friends) with magnetic tape on the back to use as a fridge magnet. This was placed in a origami paper box and fastened with ribbon looped through a button I decorated with Sharpies.  I came across the photos and thought I would share with you.  The credit for inspiring me to make these tiles goes to Littlecanvases (Ytube name)  who appears to have closed her account.

Altered Tiles

I painted and stamped a large vintage newspaper sheet (well 1960's) glued to the tile, added images, foiled the edges, added accent beads and glazed with Glossy Accents.

Paper Boxes

The paper boxes are very easy to make and there are several videos online.

Decorated Buttons

The buttons were fun to do, I had several white buttons so sat evenings and played around with them. To finish I rolled the edges along a Versamark pad and into embossing powders to heat emboss.  I glazed with Glossy Accents again, careful not to cover the holes.


Excuse my shoddy foam pad, it is much used and abused!

Paper box

Here is the finished package.