Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Something a little different

Painting on tiles.

Those of you following this blog probably know that I love riding horses, So when my friend wanted me to paint horses on to tile for her new home I couldn't refuse.

She had beautiful stone tile.

I wanted the beauty of the original stone to show through so I thought that doing simple line work would be the best choice.

the paint was tricky at first... according to youtube I needed a primer and then a paint... but that was difficult to find, in the end I got a primer/paint in a spray can.

I did a test tile and used  a wet rag and steel wool to make sure that the paint would stay on the tile... luckily it did. painting on tile can be tricky I think it helped that this was stone rather than ceramic.

I sprayed a bit of the primer/paint on a paper plate (never put spray paint on plastic, it eats through and you end up with Jackson Pollack graffiti on the floor. Not that I would know from experience... of course not) and used a brush to paint it on the tiles.

over all I am happy with how they turned out, I hope my friend likes them!

I have gotten a lot of good feedback about these tiles and I am working on an etsy shop with similar items, if you would like something like this please contact me, kimberlistudio@gmail.com

1 comment:

  1. They look awesome. I love the natural tile and the way the line drawings look on the tile. She is going to love them! Maybe you should do some fan art on tiles too.