Ok, so I told you that I was having issues with my white tiles that I was using to make coasters. The ink was just slipping right off no matter how long I let them dry! So I tried sanding the surface….that didn’t work. It didn’t even put a scratch in it! I tried spraying it with the acrylic spray first then doing it and surprisingly(duh!) making the surface even smoother and slippery(er) didn’t work either! Imagine that!
What I finally ended up doing was painting a thing layer of modge podge on the top and letting that dry, then stamping it, letting it dry and then adding 3 or 4 layers of the clear acrylic paint. It definitely took a lot longer, but I got to use my zebra print stamp so who cares!? My sister and I working Sunday evening and got quite a few done! I even used some paper napkins that were cowboy themed (we do live in cowboy country!) and some brightly colored striped ones with flowers. I like how easy it is to get the napkin on the tile and blended in. You also get more for your money…I bought a $3 50-pack of napkins and when I opened it up each napkin has the print on all four sides! Yay! Most of the other napkins I’ve used have it on just one!
Another cool thing I came across and love is using tissue paper. You just make your image in Microsoft Word (copy and pasting into the right size boxes if you are like me). Then I took a piece of regular printer paper and wrapped a piece of white tissue around it and taped it in place on the back then ran it right through the printer! It worked like a charm! Then I just cut it out and modge podged it on…I did my last name first and I am just pretty much in love with them! The possibilities are absolutely endless. I am going to google some team names (go OSU cowboys!) and put on some coasters. It’s probably illegal, but who cares, right!? I am sooo excited for my booth! Hopefully I can keep up at this excitement level all the way through and not fizzle out lol. That would be reallllllly bad if I ended up with 15 sets of coasters. Just sayin’ lol.
I did want to mention that I read on someone’s blog that they just printed an image out on regular white paper and modge podged it on and ‘you couldn’t tell it was even on there!’ so I tried that first….either I had a different ‘white’ tile (even though she said she was using the same brand as I was but who knows!) or a different colored ‘white’ paper…but it was totally obvious on my tile. So since I cut around my name before I did it, which left a very obvious border around my name, I think I will paint the rest of the tile and maybe put a ribbon or something on it and decorate with it. I could just throw it away, it cost less than 30 cents, but hello! can’t do that! I can’t throw stuff AWAY!
So I am hoping to get some pictures taken soon but just never seem to think of it while I am at home. Anywhoo….later taters!