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Welcome back! This week’s Inspiration Team’s blog hop assignment was to create something other than a card using the new Brutus Monroe Deco Foils! It took me a while to think on it and then remembered how beautifully foil adheres to alcohol ink while it’s still tacky! So I got out my neglected inks and all the paraphernalia and went to town! This particular photo doesn’t really show the accents of foil but don’t worry! I’ll share lots more!
This is an 8X8 inch glazed tile from Home Depot and to begin, I wiped it clean with a cotton ball dampened with 70% rubbing alcohol. When it was dry, I went a little crazy with my inks! I created a background which isn’t even visible, using some yellow and brown ink, blowing it around the tile with my air compressor. I then just added drops of color, reds, orange, yellow, pinks, and white, moving each drop with the compressor before adding the next color and layer. I love making flowers this way; I added some greens and a little brown alcohol ink to make the leaves.
When I was satisfied with the overall design and the ink was not quite dry, I simply laid the Sunrise Foil Transfer Sheet onto my tile, rubbed it gently then pulled it back to reveal beautiful speckles and sparkles of foil! I think it adds a really cool dimension to my design!
The next step was to draw the petals and leaf lines around the patterns, creating more definite blossoms with a black and a white Posca paint pen. That really made the flowers stand out!
The center of my tile looked a bit empty so I decided to “break the rules”! I don’t know if you’re supposed to heat-emboss on tile but I went for it! I stamped the sentiment from Brutus Monroe’s Break The Rules stamp set directly onto my tile with white embossing ink and powder and heat-set it. Unfortunately, it didn’t emboss as clearly as I wanted so I heat-embossed it again onto a square of vellum, punched it out with a scalloped circle punch then glued it directly over the sentiment I’d already added to the tile using Crystal Effects.
You can really see the bits of Sunrise foil on this photo! This was VERY messy (my arms and hands are covered with splatters of alcohol inks!) but so much fun! I’m going to glaze my tile to seal in all the glorious color and gift it to someone! I think it’d look great as a trivet or hanging on a wall, don’t you?! Just wait until you see what Marie, Berina and Waleska have done!