Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Thanksgiving Tiles with etchall® etching creme

Hello and welcome!  For my etchall® Design Team project this month I am sharing a quick and easy way to add personal touches to my Thanksgiving decorating using decorative ceramic tiles.

Did you know that etchall® etching créme is not just for glass?  It will also create an etched image on marble, slate, mirrors and items with ceramic glazes - tiles and mugs, for example.  I found some small beautifully shaped ceramic tiles and started to play...

I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut my Thanksgiving images and text from etchmask®.

I wanted to create stencils so I weeded the etchmask® vinyl, removing the elements that I wanted to etch and leaving an outline and the text.

I used the transfer tape from the etchall® etchmark ComboPak to transfer the stencils to the ceramic tiles, making sure to pick up all the letters.

I used tape to protect the rest of the tile...

...before applying a thick coat of etchall® etching créme.  I let the tiles sit for 15 minutes...

...and then used the  squeegee to return the etchall® etching créme to the original bottle - because it is reuseable!

I thoroughly washed off the remaining créme under running water before I removed the etchmask® stencil.

NOTE:  Do NOT rinse in a porcelain sink as this is an etching product and it will remove the glaze! 

I decided to try something new to highlight the etching.  Prima Marketing has a line of Metallique Waxes in some really pretty colors so I chose Rose Gold.

Tah-dah!  It is absolutely beautiful!  It does have a slightly uneven coverage but I think it gives it a bit of an aged, vintage appearance.  I love it!

I attached a loop to the back and tied it onto the base of a floral arrangement.  Perfect, right?

The second tile was finished using the Brushed Iron Metallique Wax...

...and is just perfect for adorning a Thanksgiving bread basket!

I actually taught a small class at the local store and the ladies asked if the wax was permanent so I did a test.  I applied some wax to an etched coffee cup and let it sit for a couple of days before I ran it through the dishwasher in the top rack.  I am happy to report that it came through with the color intact!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today!  Susie

Materials for etchall® Thanksgiving tiles:

etchall® etching créme
etchall® etchmask ComboPak
etchall® squeegee

Silhouette Cameo
Ceramic Tiles
Prima Art Alchemy Metallique Wax - Brushed Iron, Rose Gold
Small D rings
E6000 glue