Thursday, December 20, 2007

In A Jiffy Hostess Gifts!

Need a gift in a hurry? This is one of my all time favorites. I'm sure you've seen this technique before but not a lot of people use the ink I use. I've also seen the tiles colored with permanent markers... but this way is sooooo easy!

I stamped a background stamp (Hero Arts) on the tile using Brilliance ink in Galaxy Gold. Then, I stamped over top the background with a fern leaf stamp (Hero Arts) using Brilliance Ivy. I baked the tile in the oven (350 degrees for 20 minutes) and then, when it was cool, I backed the tile with some cork that I affixed with Aileen's Tacky Glue. I have done this set with all different kinds of leaves. If you do it in an assembly line fashion, you can pump out 3 or 4 sets of 4 easily in a night!

The good news? I don't seal the tiles at all. Some say you have to in order to keep the tile from becoming stained. Well, I have tried to mess these tiles up!! I dumped red wine on it, mustard and more to see if they would stain without a sealer and they didn't. The awesome thing about using Brilliance is - if you mess up and want a "do-over" before you bake the tile, you can wipe off the ink with Windex and start again!

Happy Thursday!

p.s. My mom posted pics of her tiles a few days ago on her blog. Check out her version by clicking HERE!


Denise G. said...

Oh NO! I thought all I was ever going to want to stamp on was paper. I have looked at coasters for years, but never been 100% crazy with any - - until now. Where do you get the tiles or any special rules about them? I am leaving for a week +, but think my oven may need to bake this "treat" early next year. Off to gawk at your Mom's stuff. Hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday - - stay safe and warm.

Julie Koerber said...

Hi Denise! Merry Christmas to you!
I found these tiles at Home Depot. They come in a pack of, I believe 8 to 10. I forget! But, make sure, if you do buy the pack that you check to make sure there aren't any cracks! They are sturdy but sometimes get cracked in shipping. They are just called tumbled marble tiles. No real rules, just stamp and bake! FYI, the cork for the backing I found in a roll at Michaels! You can also use those little felt sticky things for the bottom as well!

Jamie Martin said...

Hi Julie,
Beautiful coaster! I have made some but used different tiles, time to try these, love that you don't have to seal them :)

SBS5 Sister

Juliann said...

I love these coasters! This one is just so sweet! TFS! Have a happy holiday!

Janine said...

These look fabulous Julie. I have done these too without sealing them.. I have always loved this project because you can do so many in an evening like you said...


Chris R. said...

I love these coasters. They would be a great gift, now if I just had more time before Christmas. Oh well, maybe next year. I will have to make some for myself, they would go perfect in my living room!! TFS

Queen Kat said...

Merry Christmas.

Vicki- SCS5

Belas Creating Place said...

Merry Christmas to you and I look forward to seeing the great stuff on your blog this coming New Year.

Best wishes, Bela