By Kristin Peck
Growing home made decorator tiles will be enjoyable and simple! This pleasant method of making hand-crafted ceramic tiles demonstrates tips to layout, fireplace, and beautify attractive tiles and offers principles for creatively using them in the house. greater than two hundred pictures consultant readers via every one step of the production procedure after which into 4 initiatives: culinary tiles, twig tiles, condo numbers, and a reflect. compatible for each ability point, this e-book additionally comprises proposal and perception from tested artists from round the country.
- particular directions, pictures, and illustrations be sure success
- comprises different designs and idea from artists during the nation
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Pull away the excess background clay, leaving a clay stencil. 5. Place the stenciled clay on top of the 1/2" thick slab. 6. By placing the stenciled clay on the slab, you have not only created a smooth background, you have also created the basic relief of your tile. Use a carving tool to carve out the areas of relief. Carve out areas of the leaves to create a rippled edge. qxd 6/6/02 4:08 AM Page 35 7. Round off the squared edges to create the flower petals. 8. Using a small amount of water, run the brush along the seam between the applied design and the tile base.
To make a mold from an original tile, you will need pottery plaster, a mold-casting frame and clamps, the original tile, a release agent (liquid soap), and a small brush. 42 It is a good idea to securely cover your tile after it is carved and before it is cast. The longer you leave it exposed to the air the more it will shrink, which will affect its final size. Keep the tile slightly moist in a plastic bag until you are ready to place it in the mold. Constructing a Mold-Casting Frame Clamp the mold frame securely together, making a 9" by 9" opening.
5 lb. 15 oz. 100 3 lb. 4 lb. 2 oz. 7 lb. 2 oz. 120 3 lb. 8 oz. 4 lb. 13 oz. 8 lb. 5 oz. 140 4 lb. 5 lb. 8 oz. 9 lb. 8 oz. 160 4 lb. 8 oz. 6 lb. 3 oz. 10 lb. 11 oz. 180 5 lb. 6 lb. 14 oz. 11 lb. 14 oz. 200 Sprinkle the plaster over the surface until you notice dry peaks of plaster showing. You will see these dry peaks slowly absorbing water. Water/plaster proportions chart courtesy of the Moravian Pottery and Plaster Works. * #1 Pottery Plaster is a brand name high quality plaster produced by United States Gypsum Co.