Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Home Decor

I've wanted to expand my stamping to include things like home decor.  So far I've just done some candles, candle holders & a candy dish.  Years ago I bought blank porcelain ornaments & coasters (stamp company no longer in business) & a clock to be decorated/stamped.  Don't want to ruin them, so there they sit with nothing done.  However, I found a plain $2 tile on sale, so ruining it didn't scare me.  I also decided to stamp on paper & then attach it--could be redone as many times as needed.  Turned out, I just did it once & am pretty happy with the result.  This is my entry for the Stampendous! Sept Challenge to use heat embossing.  When I began stamping years ago, I heat embossed almost everything & I still love it.  I began by painting the tile with one of my neglected Lumiere metallic acrylic paints--Pewter.  The stamped piece started with white cardstock with VersaFine Smokey Gray added with a small foam tool (don't know what it's called).  Then I very lightly stamped Stampendous! Elegant Borders image in the left upper & right lower corners with the same ink--can't really tell now.  Next the vintage image from the cling Cold Pair set was heat embossed in black & the words were stamped in Memento Nautical Blue.  Memento Elderberry was very lightly & randomly sponged on the piece & then a thin coat of Glue & Seal was painted over it.  Stampendous! boss gloss ink (just got a bottle for $1.50 at the "garage sale" my LSS puts on!) was daubed onto the edges of the tile & the stamped piece so that Stampendous! aged silver embossing enamel could be added & heated.  Love the look!  After I attached the stamped piece to the tile, I added a little more of the enamel & then swiped it with StazOn Jet Black.  Final step was to die cut the Cuttlebug snowflakes, ink them with the same colors, add some Distress Stickles Rock Candy & the Rain Dots & glue them to the corner.  The Michael's ribbon was just right for the hanger since it isn't a bright silver.  Now I wish I'd bought more tiles--guess I have to go shopping again--LOL!  I always look forward to hearing your thoughts, so thanks for taking time to share them with me.  Hope your day is going well.

19 comments:

sheila said...

Wow Greta...this is just gorgeous. Really really stunning. And thank you for the directions on how you made this...I too have some ornaments around that I got last year at clearance and would love to try this treatment on them!

Linda said...

Hi Greta, this is just beautiful. I love the vintage look to it, and the embossing enamel around the edges looks fab. Good luck with the challenge. x

Colleen Dietrich said...

This is neat, Greta, and a fab way to dress up a plain tile! I am especially drawn to the not-so-neat edges of silver embossing - very, very cool.
THanks so much for leaving some love at my blog! You made my day. :)

Sue said...

Hello Greta
Your step into Home Decor is a success in my book and you should be very pleased with yourself, I love your aged silver edge. The tile looks amazing.
I guess we will be seeing more from you now that you have had a taste of creating 'out of the box' or should I say 'away from a card'!
Smiles:)
Sue

Barb King said...

That's beautiful,I have that set, and never would have thought to do something like this with it! Thanks for the inspiration!

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Love what you did with the tile!

Trinh said...

Gorgeous piece of art, Greta! I hope you do create more home decor projects. You are a natural!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Beautiful!! I love the blue with the silver frame!!

Barb said...

Greta, this is gorgeous! I love the way it turned out with the beautiful silver edging!

GrammySue's Creations said...

Hi Greta, this is gorgeous; I love the vintage look and the silver edge is perfect. Great job.

Dawn said...

What a great project Greta. It has such a vintage look. The edging is stunning. You will need to do a few more of these and make a set.

Martha said...

Hi, Greta! I love how this home decor tile turned out! The silver edge really adds to its beauty! Beautifully done!

Rosemary said...

your decor piece is absolutely stunning, greta!! i especially like the silver embossing around the edges... it finishes the piece perfectly!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Stunning Greta! A vintage decor treasure with fabulous inking techniques.

Kim Robertson said...

I really love this one, so very beautiful, well done Greta xx

Melinda Gleissner said...

Wow Greta, this is gorgeous! Thank you for including such detailed instructions. It's such a beautiful tile. Anyone would be proud to display it in their home. Thank you for playing along with the Stampendous Saturday Challenge.

Stampendous said...

Well, Greta I think you can safely take out those other items and get decorating! You've done a gorgeous job on this! Thanks so much for entering it in our challenge and best of luck to you!

Stephanie Lee said...

This is beautiful Greta! I love your blue and silver color combo! Thanks for joining us in the Stampendous Sat Challenge!

wendyp said...

This is absolutely stunning! Beautiful job with the embossing! Thanks for playing along with Stampendous Embossing Challenge!