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Old 07-13-2006, 07:40 AM   #1  
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Question Glazed tile coasters...

Ok, I have searched around and can't find the COMPLETE answer to my question!

I have a customer who bought the smooth, glazed tiles, and wants to make them into coasters. What is the best way for her to do this? Can she do StazOn ink, sharpies, and sealer? Can she heat-set and not seal? Or is the sealer necessary?

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I've never used the glazed tiles for coasters. I'd be worried that they're so slick on their own, the water will just pool up on them and the glass could slip right off. Every post I've ever seen on coasters uses the tumbled marble, unfinished type tiles.

I have tried to stamp on a smooth glazed tile, and it's tricky. I stamped with StazOn. You have to be really careful because your stamp will want to slide. On the positive side, if you wipe it with alcohol right away, you can start over. I don't think a spray sealer will stick to a glazed tile. My kids did one at school with painted handprints, and I can see the teachers tried to spray seal them. There are big transparent areas that kind of look like bubbles. If I ran my fingernail across it, I'm sure it would flake right off.
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They actually may not be glazed, but I know they are smooth. Thanks for the response! Anyone else?
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There is a solution out there (unfortunately, I don't remember what it's called)that you can 'paint' on the tiles to give them the 'tooth' they need to take paint or ink. Check in the paint dept. of your local craft store....where they sell the glass paint. HTH
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Stazon holds pretty well on regular bathroom tiles (you know....the cheapie ceramic ones that come in some new houses)....you just have to 'bake' the tile for about 15 minutes.

Watch how you use the sealer though... I just had some flake up off of my tile because my boyfriend put his coffee mug on it....apparently the sealer does not like heat!
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I've used the glossy tiles and it is much more difficult. Use Staz-On ink and make sure to heat set it very well before attempting to color or anything. (I used sharpies)

It does chip off with washing, etc.
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What temp for baking?
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There is a dragonfly tile in my gallery that is a glazed tile. I actually embossed on them. Using the embossing buddy really helps keep the stamp from sliding. These are really fragile, though...only for cold drinks.
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If you get the bottochino (sp?) tiles from Lowe's, you can use staz-on and sharpies WITHOUT sealant. This means that your coaster will absorb the drips from your glasses, as well as taking heat and cold just fine. These tiles are very rough looking, and feel somewhat gritty to the touch. They come in boxes and you'll want to look through and find the ones that have the most even consistancy.

You will need to heat set between stamping and coloring. You can either set your oven to 200, put them in and turn the oven off and let them sit an hour or use a heat gun and get them too hot to touch and then wait for them to cool. (I've done both, depends on how many I'm doing at once.) Either way, color carefully (dot the color on) since even after heat setting, the sharpie can make the Staz-on bleed. Also, the new Staz-on opaques work beautifully, though white is extremely hard to see.

I've had coasters made with this method on my table for nearly two years, through my kids pouring milk all over them, and me scrubbing to get the milk off, and the color is only slightly faded. So this does work, even without sealer.

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