Assorted Paintbrushes Assorted Scrapbook Paper Contact Paper Detail Brush Mod Podge Pencil Safety Pin Scissors Water
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1. Lightly wipe ware with a damp sponge to prepare surface for painting.
2. Start by cutting out multiple strips of scrapbook paper, approximately 1/4" in width. Make sure each strip is long enough to span the height of the tile.
3. Adhere the strips side-by-side onto the tile by brushing mod podge onto the tile's surface before placing the down the strips. As you glue each strip onto the tile, leave no spaces in between the scrapbook paper strips and press each down firmly when applied.
4. Once the plaque is completely covered, paint an overlay of mod podge onto the attached scrapbook paper strips. Let dry completely. When dry, the piece will be somewhat glossy and no longer sticky. Secure any excess paper to the back of the piece by also using Mod Podge. Again, let dry completely.
5. Using contact paper, sketch and cut out a silhouette of your choice. If the tile is completely dry, place the contact paper cut-out onto the piece in the location of your choice. Press firmly to get rid of excess air bubbles.
6. Paint the entire surface of the piece using Mars Black acrylic paint. Once the paint is dry, use the point of a safety pin to pull up and remove the contact paper silhouette.
7. If you would like to hang your tile: Using the same paper clip, poke through the covered holes in the top right and left corners to re-open them.
8. Use scrapbook paper or magazine letter cut-outs to put a phrase or name on the project.
9. Once finished, apply a final overlay coat of mod-podge to seal the materials onto the tile. Let dry. Use string or wire to hang your project. Adding beads to the string or wire will give it extra flair.
10. If you'd like the reversed image as your project, simply trace the whale template onto your scrapbook paper. Fill in the whale area using a brush and Mars Black.