Friday, October 16, 2009

Floral Tiles

I did these two tiles for Jan. She had won a blog giveaway way back in Christmas. I did the smaller of the two tiles for her then and mailed it out. Never gave it a second thought. I didn't get a note that she got it, but it was during the holidays and everyone gets busy so I thought perhaps she didn't post that she received it, or perhaps, I just missed her post. However, when I recently talked with her, she said she didn't ever receive it. I felt really bad. I should have followed up earlier. So, I made her two this time and hope these will make it to her safely.

I stamped both the tiles with stazon jet black in. The smaller tile is colored in with watercolors, while the larger is done with all stazon inks. Both the tiles are bought at Lowes and they're tumble tiles. The tumble tiles are much more absorbent and take inks beautifully. Gloss tiles are easier to paint, but much harder to stamp on and becase the tiles are gloss, the paint just wipes off! Sealing a gloss tile just makes it even more slick.


runningonink said...

WOWZERS these are stunning! How sweet of you to remake some for Jan! She is such a sweetie just like you!

SeekingForArt said...

They are awesome!

Jenn Klee said...

How extraordinary!!!

Tami B. said...

So beautiful, Renu. You paint with such style.

Mere Deaux said...

Great pictures of beautiful tiles!! I have just clicked on your blog. Very interesting. Thank you again for the lovely tiles!

messyfish said...

oh wow and wow! I didnt realize that it was possible to paint tiles. I would love to give it a go some time. I love your patterns too


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