Thursday, 31 July 2014
Painted Mosaic Tiles
Today we used acrylic paints to colour our clay tiles. We gave them 3 layers. We needed to keep the paint fairly thin so as not to obliterate the fine details and textures. First we gave them a base colour and dried it with the heat gun. Next we mixed a darker shade and added lots of water so it would pool in the indentations. After this was dry we used a dry brush technique with undiluted metallic paint to highlight the raised areas. After everything was dry we gave them a coat of acrylic varnish.
We'll soon glue the tiles into a mosaic along with beads and commercial ceramic tiles.