When I was asked to be September Muse, Ali and Shar were kind enough to say that they had liked a tiled Stampbord mirror I had made, so I thought I would make a different one to tie in with the tile theme for this month! It is only the second one I have ever made and is a very easy project, but one thing I learned from the first one I made is that sticking the pieces down straight at the end is fiddly, so I have shown you here how I have overcome this, this time.
I hope if you haven't used Stampbord before you will give it a go, as the clay surface gives wonderfully crisp stamped results. It may seem expensive, but if you are not happy with your stamping you can sand back to the clay with wire wool or a sanding block, so there is no waste.
You will need:-
Six ins square mirrored tile
Selection of rubber stamps
Stampbord 8 x 1 ins sq tiles and 6 domino size pieces
Stampbord scratch tool or craft knife
Distress Inks or similar
Red Line Tape (strong double sided tape)
Black Archival Ink Pad
Pen Nibs (Optional)
Gold Krylon Pen or Gold Paint
Decide how you want to arrange your tiles.
Sponge the tiles with ink, varying the colours.
If you want to use an image that is too big for the tiles, push them
together and stamp the whole image across them.
For perfect positioning, for faces etc, take the Stampbord to the stamp.
Use the scratch tool or the point of your craft knife to etch backto the clay to highlight details, using firm and confident strokes.
Sponge ink through sequin waste to fill in any blank areas. Go round
each tile edge with the Krylon pen or gold paint.
Arrange the tiles how you want them, then turn them over in the same position.
Stick the tiles to each other using red line tape, carefully removethe backing and turn the piece over, and press it
into position on the mirror to adhere.
To finish, adhere the pen nibs or suitable embellishmentto go with your theme, directly onto the mirror.
Thanks for looking!