Saturday, January 23, 2010

Tile Technique Tutorial

This month's tutorial is brought to you by our DT member, Jen Pahoulis. Today's she showing you how to make a card using the Tile Technique.

Supplies needed:
paper, ruler, pencil, paper cutter, glue stick, stamps (stamp seen here is Sunburst Dandies),
ink pad, and sponge

First, take the paper you want to cut into tiles and stamp your image.
Color it in, to your preference.
She used the Artful Inkables stamp set Sunburst Dandies
and colored them in with watercolor pencils using a blender pen.

After you have colored in the images, turn your paper over
and use a ruler and pencil to make lines where you want to cut it into tiles.
This part might take a little practice on scratch paper, to get an idea of how you want it to look.
They can turn out different every time. Note: Try not to cut it into to many pieces.
Use your paper cutter to cut on the lines.

Next, use your sponge to ink the edges of each individual piece on all sides then
assemble on a piece of scratch card stock that is slightly larger then the image.
This will help you avoid getting it crooked when assembling.
Jen used a glue stick for this step because it coats really well.
After it is all down, trim around the edges, then do a final ink sponging all around the outer edge.

Now you are ready to finish it! Add a mat or two, a sentiment and
maybe some stickles or other embellishments.

Hope you enjoyed today's tutorial using your AI stamps! Thanks for stopping by!


Gabriele said...

wow thanks a lot for this great tutorial! I hope I can play around with it and maybe participate.

Greetings from Germany,

Caroline D. said...

Very pretty - it has a neat look to it. Thanks for sharing - I hope to incorporate the technique into a card soon.

Lisa Kind said...

Oooh, I love this technique! I haven't done it in a while, but I will definitely be doing it again! Thanks for the reminder and your card is lovely, Jen!