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:

  1. 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!

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  2. 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

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  3. 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. :)

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  4. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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  10. 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.

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

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

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

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

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  15. 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.

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  16. 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!

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

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

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