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

We'd love to get your feedback or questions. Leave your comment below.

This is terrific. A process that doesn't involve more than a few items. Great project. Thanks for sharing. Looking forward to giving it a go real soon.
Margaret  |  Wed Jan 5, 2011 at 2:32 PM
Can you tell me which Copic Markers that you use. I have looked at so many was afraid to order any.
Can't wait to try this.

Rose Martin  |  Wed Jan 5, 2011 at 3:11 PM
SHANNON L  |  Wed Jan 5, 2011 at 3:39 PM
Interesting technique; will have to try this. Thanks for a great tutorial.
cdnoption  |  Wed Jan 5, 2011 at 3:57 PM
Lovely - It's a great way to find a new way to show off some bigger stamp designs! smile yay.
Christina Franco  |  Wed Jan 5, 2011 at 4:28 PM
This is a fantastic idea. I love the look. Great tute. Thank you.
Deanne Stewart-Mills  |  Wed Jan 5, 2011 at 5:31 PM
Fabulous idea and tutorial! I linked to it from my scrapbook news post at http://exm.nr/f7viaU smile. Have a wonderful Wednesday!
Irene  |  Wed Jan 5, 2011 at 6:01 PM
Your card is outstanding and your tutorial is equally as great. Thanks
Anne Ryan  |  Wed Jan 5, 2011 at 9:05 PM
Michele, your card is gorgeous, I love the glossy accents trick to make it look like tile!!! Awesome job!!
Shantaie  |  Thu Jan 6, 2011 at 5:15 AM
I love this - there are so many ways in which to use this technique! Thanks for the tutorial!
Dawn  |  Thu Jan 6, 2011 at 1:28 PM
I love it...great technique!! Thanks for sharing!
Ruby Taylor  |  Thu Jan 6, 2011 at 4:03 PM
I too would like to know if can put glossy accents on the whole picture and then cut into tiles. Love the technique!! It does take time!

Trina Sleper
Trina Sleper  |  Thu Jan 6, 2011 at 6:13 PM
This card is really very pretty. Cannot wait to try. I do believe as much time as it takes to make it will have to be a very special person that I give it to.
Gina Munger  |  Fri Jan 7, 2011 at 3:14 AM
This is my FIRST visit to your site. WOW, it is WONDERFUL!! I am interested in possibly purchasing the stamps used in the 'Faux Tile' tutorial. Could you please give me a web address to contact regarding this stamps. Thank you.

Karen  |  Fri Jan 7, 2011 at 12:50 PM
To purchase Crafty Secret's stamps go to their website at:
: )
Michele Kovack  |  Fri Jan 7, 2011 at 2:25 PM
This is an exciting tutorial, it's really HOT & looks like a real challenge to my skills. I'm eager to try it. Thanks, both of you, for your efforts on my/out behalf.
Butterfly/Susan  |  Fri Jan 7, 2011 at 4:58 PM
Great technique and great tutorial.
Eveline van Heijst  |  Sat Jan 8, 2011 at 3:41 AM
What a beautiful card, such perfection. Michele can you please give me the measurements of both the bottom and top card needed to prepare this card. I can't wait to try
Dena  |  Sat Jan 8, 2011 at 12:52 PM
I would like to know what kind of paper did you stamp your image on, I see it has sticky paper and you pull it off to put on the card
Mary Kay  |  Sat Jan 8, 2011 at 6:10 PM
Thanks for the technique tutorial...
Jacquetta  |  Sun Jan 9, 2011 at 8:14 PM

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