Faux Tile

by Michele Kovack

Create a faux tile look by cutting up a stamped image and covering the pieces with Glossy Accents™.


  • Stamps (Crafty Secrets Seasonal Friends used here)
  • Black ink
  • Coloring medium (Copic Markers used here)
  • Paper cutter
  • Cardstock
  • Glossy Accents


  1. Step 1

    Stamp and color image.

  2. Step 2

    Cut image into approximately 1" x 1" squares.

    You may have to compensate a bit, as with this image, so as not to cut off the lady's head - so it's fine if your squares are not perfectly 1" x 1". Use a distressing tool to roughen up the edges a bit.

  3. Step 3

    Cover each square with Glossy Accents. Be sure to cover each square evenly.

  4. Step 4

    Reassemble squares on contrasting background paper. Be sure to leave a small amount of space around each square. The paper underneath will mimic the look of grout.


Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Faux Tile. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

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Questions and Comments

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OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH I just adore this and I have to make one of these cards right away!!!!

Thanks for sharing this awesome technique!!!
Jocelyn  |  Wed Jan 5, 2011 at 6:25 AM
Beate-great job--this will "revive" some of my older scene style stamps---love this technique! Thanks for the tutorial...(Hope I can make straight 'grout' lines like you did w/o a pencil and ruler!
Susanne  |  Wed Jan 5, 2011 at 6:47 AM
merci beaucoup!!
elle est très belle
Corinne  |  Wed Jan 5, 2011 at 6:59 AM
I LOVE this Michele!!!
~amy~  |  Wed Jan 5, 2011 at 7:21 AM
Amazing how the Glossy Accents brings out the color! I can't wait to trry this myself! Thanks for sharing.
Rhonda  |  Wed Jan 5, 2011 at 7:34 AM
Can you give measurements of piece of card stock before you cut it up and also the piece under it that you glue the tiles to? It would help to know what size to cut the card stock in both instances. thanks.
Fran MacDonald  |  Wed Jan 5, 2011 at 7:35 AM
Great tutorial by a very talented artist. Thanks for showing us how to make this Michelle. The card is beautiful.
Diane  |  Wed Jan 5, 2011 at 7:38 AM
I love this card. I will have to try this technique. Thanks
Marilyn  |  Wed Jan 5, 2011 at 7:38 AM
Love this technique - am making a card straight away. Thanks so much
Marion Bull  |  Wed Jan 5, 2011 at 7:53 AM
Thanks so much everyone for your kind words! I can't wait to see the gallery of cards you create! : ) As far as measurements, that is a bit difficult to give because it depends on how big of a stamped image you are using. : )
Michele Kovack  |  Wed Jan 5, 2011 at 9:35 AM
Thanks for a great tutorial Michele! Now I have to go find myself an image to try! smile
Shirl  |  Wed Jan 5, 2011 at 9:48 AM
Can you add the gloss to the whole image before cutting? Or does adding the glossy coat first make it hard to rough up the edges and make it too hard to cut?
Mary  |  Wed Jan 5, 2011 at 10:26 AM
Thanks Michele and Beate for a great tutorial! I´ve added mine!

Birgit/Biggan  |  Wed Jan 5, 2011 at 10:32 AM
Great idea! Thanks for sharing it!
Shannon Beshara  |  Wed Jan 5, 2011 at 11:26 AM
Wow, this is great...sooo manta ides are bouncing in my head!
Deebi27  |  Wed Jan 5, 2011 at 11:49 AM
I love this idea! Do you know if Stampin' Up has a product similar to the Ranger Glossy Accents?
Judith  |  Wed Jan 5, 2011 at 12:20 PM
Hi Judith - SU has Crystal Effects and there is also Judikins Diamond Glaze.
lydia  |  Wed Jan 5, 2011 at 12:22 PM
Thanks Lydia. Expect to be going to a SU party this month. Will put it on my list.
Judith  |  Wed Jan 5, 2011 at 12:24 PM
I do find it easier to cut my paper first, ink the edges, rough them up, and then put the glossy accents on it. Hope that helps! : )
Michele Kovack  |  Wed Jan 5, 2011 at 12:31 PM
This technique was awesome! I'm on my way to my local store to pick up my supplies! Can' wait to try it!
Terri Stevens  |  Wed Jan 5, 2011 at 1:21 PM

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