Anna Wheaton - Independent Stampin' Up! ®
Demonstrator, Burleigh Waters, Q, AUSTRALIA
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February 26, 2016

Faux Tiling

Yesterday's class was Faux Tiling.  Feedback from the end of last year was that my customers wanted to learn some more techniques, so that's what we are going to do.

We made four cards using four different tiling techniques.

For this card, the white cardstock is scored then stamped on - this gives the effect of grouting lines through the picture. We are getting a lot of use out of this Butterfly Basics stamp set.

I grew up in an old Queenslander and used to lie in bed at night counting the pressed metal squares on the ceiling of my bedroom.  They were white/cream but this silver card still reminds me of those squares.

We used silver cardstock, run through an embossing folder then punched out with a 1" square punch.

Next was our patient card - we took our time sponging this carefully to achieve this tiled or quilted effect.  This card looks stunning in a darker colour but if you are a novice sponger, I recommend using a light colour till you get the hang of it.

Here is a bunch of cards made by the ladies at one table.  Good job hey?

And lastly was our clean and simple kitchen tile.  This was made using the Awesomely Artistic stamp set.  This is another of those sets where you can build image over image, but we kept this simple.

The dragonfly 'tile' is made using clear embossing powder.  We covered the square with Versamark ink then clear embossing powder which we heat set.  Once cooled we repeated the process twice more to create a think 'glaze'.  Can you see it looking a little shiney in the pic below?

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