A friend of many is celebrating a birthday this weekend, and I decided to make a her a little fun gift. I gave it her yesterday, along with the card from earlier in the week. She loved them both :-)
The tile is a 6" x 6" tile from Lowes, I think I paid around $3 for 4 of them. I did search around for 4" x 4" but they only had white glossy.
I used my Silhouette Cameo for this project. In Silhouette Design Studio, I made a square that was 5.75" x 5.75" and then found a good font and placed the wording inside that square. That way I knew it would fit my tile.
Now, I only had white vinyl and I didn't want it to look so bright. So I had an epiphany, and used my Spectrum Noir marker TN2 and coloured all over the letters. It dry's really quickly and doesn't rub off.
I did it before weeding to make it easy to colour.
In the next photo, you can see the difference between the bright white vinyl and the actual coloured letters.
Once I had placed the lettering onto my tile, I gave it two coats of Modge Podge Matte, using my heat gun to dry it between coats. I am so impatient :-)
Before I put the second coat on though, I used Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink around all the edges of the tile. This not only gave it a lovely finish, but also got rid of the pale cream edges to the tile. Then I applied the second coat, after heat setting the ink. I also attached some white felt to the back, just using Scotch Quick Dry glue, it worked perfectly :-)
And there you have it - a great little gift. If I can ever get my hands on some 4" by 4" tiles, I would love to make a little coaster set with some great sayings on. I might even make myself one of these!
Thanks for stopping by today and thanks to Norma for the advice on the Modge Podge :-)