Monday, September 6, 2010

Tiled Mirror - A Tutorial by Lucy Edmondson

Hi there!

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 back
to 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 remove
the backing and turn the piece over, and press it
into position on the mirror to adhere.


To finish, adhere the pen nibs or suitable embellishment
to go with your theme, directly onto the mirror.



Thanks for looking!

14 comments:

  1. wonderful, thanks for the tutorial.

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  2. Oh a tiled tile how very clever and it looks fab too

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  3. Lovely TUT Lucy ;0)

    Love Dawn xx

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  4. Thanks so much Lucy, that was a great tutorial!!! I have larger stampbord squares that I have never used. I may have to try playing with it!!

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  5. Thanks for sharing your knowledge on such a wonderful project, love everything about the mirrored tile, will have to give this one a try.
    Great tutorial, as the Muse of the month, you've given me inspiration.

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  6. Great Tutorial.. loving how you have used the stamps..lol
    Thanks for showing.. off to get out my stampbord :))

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  7. Fantastic, so many ways to do the designs!
    thanks!

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  8. thanks for all the little details and pointers in your tutorial.

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  9. Love this project! Thank you for the tutorial!

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  10. Fabulous, a brilliant tutorial Lucy! The pen nibs look great as a finishing touch! xx

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Thanks for your wonderful words!

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