Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Christmas Subway Tiles

I'm still getting the hang of this Subway Art thing but I had fun with the one I did for Thanksgiving and decided to do some for Christmas.
For the Thanksgiving "tiles" I used wood plaques but for these I used actual tiles. The kind you can get inexpensively at any hardware / building supply store. I got these for $.47 ea at Home Depot:
6x6 Ceramic Tile
I created the word art on my computer , this time highlighting one "word" ( OK I know it's a number!) in red. Printed off several sizes to play around with. I really want a laser printer because sealing this inkjet stuff before I Mod Podge it is hit or miss on the smearing. Anyone with any smear proof tips, speak up!

I printed these on Christmas themed scrapbook paper so I'd have a design within a design and used a coordinating piece of paper as the background for the tile:
The red smearing isn't too bad is it?
Some of the tiles I covered completely and others I let some of the tile show. On this one I sanded around the edges.  I embellished all of them with various buttons and rhinestones.
And this pic is because I'm still playing around with the color accent feature of my camera :)

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20 comments:

Ms Bingles Vintage Christmas said...

It is just beautiful!
I love it!
Good job.
Thank you for sharing!
Leticia

Lindalou said...

I love this. It is so cool. You really do inspire me to try new things. I haven't yet tried any craft using stuff I print (other than the messages I put on the inside of the cards I make)
It really is a great idea.

Holly said...

I like this twist on the subway art. I have not tried any of this yet, but it is so fun!

Applesauce Inn Bed & Breakfast said...

These are darling! You are on to something here!!

Jamie
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Christine said...

These are way cool! To stop smearing, I spray a coat of clear acrylic sealer over my image that I printed. After it dries, it's fine. Let me know what you think of that...

Netty said...

These are terrific. Is there no end to your talents my girl.... Annette x

Swainston Vinyl & Dezign said...

CUTE! Wow....mod podging a tile would be a lot less time consuming than doing a piece of wood! Great idea!

Amy said...

I absolutely love it! It looks great!

Omi S. and her dog, Bender Oak Cannon said...

I never heard of Subway Art stuff before, but these look great! I'm gonna see if my BF has any tiles laying around, because I'm totally inspired to try this out now.

Thanks!

Diane said...

Cute, cute, cute Ÿ

Vicki said...

I love the Christmas theme subway art! Great idea. I have used Krylon's workable fixatif before with good results. Give it a try!

Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

I love that you used an actual tile for this. Cute idea, Carol!

Linda said...

This really turned out great! I love the combination of fonts and embellishments...

southernscraps said...

This is so cute!

Cassie said...

Gorgeous!!!
The extra embellishments add great interest and relief!!
=)

Michelle L. said...

Ooh, I really like these - I'm esp. crazy for the first one! Love the added knick-knacks.

Renee said...

Love this! So festive & fun! ~ Renee @ Shabby, Chic & Charming

Jessica said...

If you spray the prinout with clear accrylic sealer (every barnd has one) and let it dry before mod podging you will have great results!! :)

Allison said...

Very cute and creative! Love it!
Thanks for linking up! :)

Amy Meyer said...

Great idea using a tile! I love it! Thanks for sharing!