For this Sheena Spotlight project with Sheena's A Little Bit Sketchy EZMount Stamp Set - Ageing Beautifully, I'm designing with ceramic tiles and Spectrum Noir & LUXE inks.
I picked up some distressed looking tiles from my local Home Depot store. First, I cleaned the tiles with alcohol. Next, I dropped in lovely, rich color - TB4, BT4, and JG2. Spectrum Noir Ink Refills have a dropper top which makes it so simple for these type techniques!
I picked up the tile and tilted it around to move the ink together and blend. I put a tile underneath to catch any ink than ran off. I added more drops of color as needed. I followed this process until all the tiles were full of color. NOTE: My fingers got really inky! :o) The ink moves so quickly on the tile. I used my finger to fill in color around the edges.
After everything dried completed, I stamped images randomly from the set in black and white, using Memento LUXE Mixed Media ink pads - coming soon to Crafter's Companion.
To seal the ink, I painted the tiles with a varnish.
Shout Outs: Cathy Taylor, June Rollins, and Patti Parrish. I've learned some great tips from these lovely, talented women. Click on there names to see their artwork.
Organization Tip: I store my ink refills in two of my craft storage drawers. I put them in order to match the color chart and use pieces of card board to keep them in rows. I wrote the numbers on the drawer so I could quickly find the colors I'm looking for. I admit I'm a bit of an organizational enthusiast. :o) I like to spend less time looking for the right color and more time coloring.
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