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Old 09-23-2004, 04:56 AM   #1
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I want to stamp on the little 1"x 1" tiles. I've never done this before.

Can someone tell me what works best? Using stamp pads (which ones?) or acrylic paint? Also, do I spray them with some kind of a sealer?

Does anyone know where can I buy the magnetic sheets in a larger quanity?

And one more question...Do you know where I can buy the tie tac pins (I guess thats what they are called)?

Thanks for your help!

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Old 09-23-2004, 05:07 AM   #2
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My Bracelet forms came from Exolite. They were easy to deal with and fast in shipping. I am SURE they ahve Tie Tack bases - they seem to have everything else!

Exolite Corp.
806 10th St.
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Wheatland, WY 82201-9901
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(307) 322-3055

Just call and ask them to send you a catty. They do NOT have a web addy currently.

Hope that helps!

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PS - I have never stamped on the 1x1s but for the tumbled tiles I use a Poly-Eurathane (sp?) spray that I got in the Paint Dept at Home Depot. That has worked great for sealing coaster tiles.
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As far as ink, I have been using my black craft pad and drying it either in the oven for 10 min at 250 if I have a lot or with my heat tool. Then color in with Sharpies. I know that several ladies have sealed with Krylon or some other spray. If you are only using for magnets, you don't need to seal. It isn't going to get wet. I don't think the magnet sheets are going to hold like you want. Those tiles get heavy and to hold anything else you are going to need a heavy duty magnet. I get mine from lowes. HTH

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I want to stamp on the little 1"x 1" tiles. I've never done this before.

Can someone tell me what works best? Using stamp pads (which ones?) or acrylic paint? Also, do I spray them with some kind of a sealer?

Does anyone know where can I buy the magnetic sheets in a larger quanity?

And one more question...Do you know where I can buy the tie tac pins (I guess thats what they are called)?
Pins ~ Michaels in the jewelry section.
Magnets ~ get the thick round ones from WalMart or Michaels, the sheet magnets won't hold.
Ink ~ StazOn, no need to bake.
Sealer ~ depends on the medium you use to color your image. If you use Pastels, Pencils, or Stampin' Write Markers, you'll want to seal them with an acrylic craft sealer. If you use Sharpie, there's no need to seal them.

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Old 09-23-2004, 08:44 AM   #5
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I never thought about the weight of the tile. I will get the heavier ones. I forgot about the sharpies...I already have some of them.

I love this site...where else can you go to get an answer from someone who has experience in what is needed!

Thank you for your help.
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Here are some things I found while playing around with tiles (the smaller shinier type ones)

Use Staz-on - heat set before you color it in with sharpies or anything else - you can use an embossing gun to do this.

Use sharpies to color them in to give it the boldest color - I would not use acrylic paint

As for sealing here is the thing - if you don't seal them certain cleaning chemicals can cause the image to come off...but chances are if you are going to be using them as a pin or a magnet they are not going to come into contact with those type chemicals

Spray sealer - depends on the type - some of them make the ink run, even if heat embossed and I have found that once sealed it can "chip" off (however this was discovered after one of my 3 year olds took one and played quite hard with it outside)

However throwing the tile in a heated oven (~250) for about 10-12 minutes works quite well

My suggestion...

Use Stazon to stamp - heat set with embossing gun
Color in using sharpies (if you don't have any yet places like BJS and Costco carry the big pack of all different colors for less than $10 - worth the $$$)
throw in the oven for about 10 minutes
Let cool and do what you want...

As for tie tacks - check the jewelry section at Micheals or Ben Fraklin or any type of craft store...

hope this helps
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I'm not a fan of heat setting. I've had one too many tiles fade in the oven. I use Patricia Nimock glossy acrylic sealer and have never had a problem.

And my first thought about chemicals and pins was "what if you forget to take it off what you are wearing?" A common problem in my house. Would laundry detergent remove the images? I know it's taken sharpie out of clothing. Just wondering.
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I'm not a fan of heat setting. I've had one too many tiles fade in the oven. I use Patricia Nimock glossy acrylic sealer and have never had a problem.
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I love the tiles in your gallery and have read your advice on tiles before. Where do you get the PN sealer? I've looked in several craft stores and have been unable to find it What section of the store is it in?? Thanks for your advice!
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I have seen the PN sealer in Micheals - it usually has a blue label on it.

I know basic Krylon acrylic sealer is sort of screwy - I have had stuff run on me even after heat setting...

a really good sealer for wood (if you are interested) is the Krylon Fixif...I stamped wood using classic inks and I heat set them and sprayed with the Fixif - worked great with no runs....
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Thank you for the compliment. I get Patricia Nimock at WalMart.
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I thought I had this great idea to stamp letters and numbers using the alphadots on the 1x1" tiles. Then sell them at my first craft show that I signed up for.

I was really excited about it this morning and after telling a few friends I got the impression that maybe it's not the best idea.

My thought was that each square would be cheap enough that people would buy them. You know, kind of like going into the dollar store to shop...where you tell the kids they can buy 2 or 3 things and they are thrilled.

I don't know what to do now. I still like the idea. I just think my bubble got popped. I thought if I had something to sell that was inexpensive I could sell more. Kind of like when I go to a garage sale...the more I can get for a dollar, the better.

Thank you to all who gave me some suggestions.
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I thought I had this great idea to stamp letters and numbers using the alphadots on the 1x1" tiles. Then sell them at my first craft show that I signed up for.

I was really excited about it this morning and after telling a few friends I got the impression that maybe it's not the best idea.

My thought was that each square would be cheap enough that people would buy them. You know, kind of like going into the dollar store to shop...where you tell the kids they can buy 2 or 3 things and they are thrilled.

I don't know what to do now. I still like the idea. I just think my bubble got popped. I thought if I had something to sell that was inexpensive I could sell more. Kind of like when I go to a garage sale...the more I can get for a dollar, the better.

Thank you to all who gave me some suggestions.
I think it's an adorable idea! Kids could spell out their names, you could make ones with U, S, and A in red white and blue...HOW FUN!!!!

I am an advocate of "you won't know unless you try." So I say give it a try and see if it goes over well! I know personally if I didn't go with an idea like that, I would lose sleep wondering afterwards if I should have done it anyway!!!
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