In today’s post I’d like to share a project I created over the weekend.
After emailing Create and craft and the wonderful Sheena Douglass advising me what ink would work on the ceramic tile. I stamped the tile using Ranger Archival ink, the tile is pre glazed so it’s a slippery surface. I didn’t over ink the stamp and stamped gently as I would if I were stamping on to acetate.
The I went over the stamped image with a heat gun to set the Archival ink. I had to hold the tile up, so it didn’t get too hot, and let it rest a while and then heated again, so the tile didn’t store the heat. Once cooled I used Sheena’s Paint Fusion techniques with Pebeo Porcelaine 150 paint. I’d love some of the proper acrylic paints Sheena uses but just haven’t had the budget yet. The Pebeo paint I have is YEARS old, and I mean years I bought it from Create and Craft back in Alan & Barry’s time!!!
The Porcelaine paint is a lot more transparent than the acrylic paint usually used for Paint Fusion on card etc. To build up darker or thicker more opaque colours in the Porcelaine paint, you have to build up the design in layers. Since my tile was white and I didn’t have white paint, I went for an orange one and I’m calling my daisy’s marigolds ;)
Bring a kid up on Blue Peter and this is what happens, never mind you haven’t got quite the right thing, just go with what you have and see what you can create ;) I really love Paint Fusion and as soon as I saw the first series of stamps I bought them all and the DVD. Being a visual learner the DVD is essential for me and makes learning the techniques so much easier. The stamps also come with a laminated sheet for you to practice your brush strokes. This is so worth doing, even though its tempting to dive right in.
Sheena has just brought out a new series of three stamps to the Paint Fusion range, Pansies (my favorite!), Tulips and Sunflowers. The range is due to expand over the coming years and I’d love to see; holly, Daffodils and snowdrops too. The great thing about the stamp range is that rather than being a pre formed image, the stamps are individual elements. This makes them so versatile, you can put the flower heads, and leaves where ever you like. Which is great as you can alter the composition on the pieces you create.
Just had a mad thought, bet it would work as a mat for my desk if I put felt on the back so it didn’t scratch and painted over the baked surface with an acrylic glaze to prevent mugs base scratching the tile ;) Looks like the ‘What if’ mode, is on full tilt at the mo.
For more information about the Paint Fusion range, check out my earlier reviews and Sheena Douglass website.
Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon