I CASED the tiles from KOOKIE and SKERNAL3 (Thanks for the idea!) and decorated a box that I bought at Wal-Mart for under $1 for a holder for the tiles. You can't really see it from the picture but on the side I stuck the Sticky Strip tape and adhered micro beads to it.
Date: Wednesday, November 3, 2004 GMT Views: 1929
Registered: October 28, 2004 Location: Houston, Texas Posts: 63
Wed, Nov 03, 2004 @ 7:19 PM
Those are *SO* gorgeous! I love them! Did you use pastels & blender pens? Or just the straight pastels? And I'm curious - what kind of box did you find to use at Wal-Mart? I'll have to go hunting with my tiles!
Registered: July 26, 2004 Location: So. Cali. Posts: 444
Thu, Nov 04, 2004 @ 6:54 AM
I got the box at Wal-mart in the craft section (in our store it was on the same isle as the self-adhesive felt -- which, by the way, is a great bargain there -- I used the felt on the bottom of the coaster). The box is scalloped on the sides and measures 5x5 and almost 2" deep (I've seen them at Michaels too but at almost double the price). I originally got the box to decorate and stamp a bunch of cards to put in it for a craft fair but when the coasters fit it became their new home.
Sassystamps and NiceRAK I can e-mail you a picture of the side of the box if you want.
I used pastel (no versamark) and applied it with little pom poms. Once you seal the tile it makes the color turn out more vibrant.
Registered: November 11, 2004 Location: Posts: 140
Sun, Nov 14, 2004 @ 3:08 PM
Wow these are soooooo beautiful!! I am new here and amazed at the talent I see. Could you email me the side pic also? firstname.lastname@example.org Also, is the box wooden? I've never used pastels to color, maybe you could give me some tips. Thanks so much!!
Registered: October 5, 2004 Location: Pa Posts: 25
Mon, Nov 15, 2004 @ 10:26 AM
Hi - I have to ask you this because it's driving me nuts!!! I do such a nice job of copying, :-) but, when I spray it to seal it, the Stazon runs! I have tried different sealers, but don't have any luck. Has this happened to you?
Registered: June 3, 2004 Location: Charlotte NC Posts: 330
Tue, Nov 16, 2004 @ 2:07 PM
My favorite stamp - I'm going to try some of these for presents. Do you stamp the hydrangea first and then mask it for the background stamp? Did you bake yours?
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