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« on: April 26, 2010 08:57:01 AM »

These are some photo tile coasters I made for my sister-in-law as a house warming gift. I haven't put the cork backing on yet, because they are still drying. But I just wanted to post and see what anyone thought. C&C welcome. Thanks!

« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2010 01:16:55 PM »

Oooo!  Pretty!

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« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2010 08:07:18 PM »

I love these! I'd be over the moon if someone made them for me, as I'm sure your sister in law will be too.  I would love to know how you made them.   Smiley
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2010 10:32:15 AM »

Those look professionally done! How'd you do them? If you don't mind me asking.

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« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2010 12:37:42 PM »

Thanks guys! I printed the pictures on iron on transfers. Coated the front of the iron on transfer with 12 coats of acrylic matte spray. This really isn't as time consuming as it sounds, b/c the spray can dry in 2 minutes. So about every 2 minutes I would apply another coat. Then you let the pictures set for 24 hours. I cleaned the tiles off and let them dry. I then Cut the pictures to size and slowly and carefully pulled the paper backing off of the picture. This is the hard part as the transfer is very delicate and prone to ripping. I did have a couple tears in mine. Then I mod podged the tiles and applied the image, and then coated the top with mod podge. I then reapplied mod podge several times, and then once dry I painted the sides, added cork board to the bottom and sealed the tiles. One problem I have found is that I have small air bubbles under the image, even after smoothing the image when applying it to the tile. I am starting to wonder if it is from the actual tile itself because they are stone and have little holes in them. I think once applying the image the image creates air pockets over the holes in the tile. If anyone makes some please post. I would love to see them!
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« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2010 12:41:09 PM »

I just did a tile coaster set with kuromi characters, I applied thin coats of mod podge over the images then sealer and so far no bubbles. but it could be tile that you are using. I used decorative paper on mine so the tile was completely covered. hope this helps.

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