I just love browsing all the neat ideas found on Pinterest. This weekend I came across these beautiful tiles created with Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks.
I purchased white and ecru ceramic tiles, the four inch by four inch size, at my local home improvement store. I got these a while back for only six cents each!! This project is so simple, yet amazing.
All you have to do is wipe the tiles down with a paper towel and some rubbing alcohol. Make sure to wipe down the whole surface. The Tim Holtz inks come in an easy application bottle. All you have to do is open them up and begin to drop the ink in droplets onto the surface of the tiles. I rotated colors between each drop. I even drop colors within colors!! I think the colors are terrific. I used both earth tones and brights. I used six different colors on my tiles. I kept old newspapers under my tile, as sometimes I tend to get a little messy. There was a little odor to the inks, if you are extra sensitive, you may want to do this project in an area where you can open the window. My husband noticed the odor more than I did. After I was satisfied with my colors, I let them dry overnight.
Our temperature got up to around 50 today, so I took my tiles outside and sprayed them with coat of glossy clear acrylic spray.
I finished the tiles up by adding some felt squares to the bottoms! Don't want to scuff the coffee table! The tiles were so simple to create and I had fun watching the color transformations. These tiles will make wonderful coasters to sit on my coffee and end tables. I may even make a set or two to give as gifts! You have to try this fun and easy project!! Thanks for visiting! Happy crafting!