Today I am working on some etched tile coasters. I haven't etched on tile before, so I am looking forward to trying it. I found these hexagonal tiles at my local hardware store.
To start, I cut out a stencil from etchmask stencil vinyl. I used a Big Kick from Sizzix and a flower die from Tim Holtz. The stencil cut perfectly and the etchmask vinyl adhered very well. I used the squeegee to smooth down the stencil so that no etching crème gets under the stencil.
|Etchmask Stencil Vinyl, Coaster, Die and|
etchall® etching crème on the uncovered area of the tile.
Here's the coaster after etching.
Here's the finished coaster. I added washi tape to cover the edges and some felt to protect the tabletop. And, a spritz of spray fixative will protect your design.
Now, I want to try some more complex stencil designs like tropical fish or paisley patterns. The sky's the limit! If you like coloring, you are really going to like this new surface. And, it's inexpensive, too - great for a group project. You can often find leftover tiles at a re-use store. And, it's even easy enough for kids to do the coloring part.
Don't forget your etchall!