Back in February, I invited my friends, Amanda and Beth, to come over to try the tutorial with me. Not sure what to expect, we surveyed the list of materials:
- white ceramic tile
- Mod Podge Hard Coat
- 1" brush
- Adirondack alcohol inks
- Adirondack alcohol blending solution
- old tooth brush
I think the hardest part of the whole process was waiting for each coat of the Mod Podge Hard Coat to dry (20 minutes for each coat!). After the girls left for the night, I continued on to design some insects for my tiles. I was already using decoupage sealer. Might as well decoupage an original design, too, right? Here's what I came up with:
And to finish things off, I gave each tile a few coats of water-based varnish and a nice cork backing. I think I just found my new addiction.
"We hope that, when the insects take over the world,
they will remember with gratitude how we took them
along on all our picnics."
- Bill Vaughan