Wednesday, July 9, 2008

faux tiles


This is such a fun new to me technique. It's not hard at all, either. You just score your paper and then distress it with ink to get the tile look. A bit of white pencil in the grout lines is optional, but adds some pop. Then I overstamped with this decorative stamp. It's all distress ink and the card measures 4" x 4". The original directions included using UTEE over the whole thing for a glossy tile look. I skipped that step preferring to have my tiles more of a paver tile look. The cardstock I used on this is some I got at that printers estate sale back in the fall. It has an interesting texture to it that I think adds to the paver look.

4 comments:

Kim H. said...

WOWZERS this is stunning! Your turned out much better than mine! It really looks like tiles!

Far North said...

Love your tiles and card! The paper is wonderful...so glad you didn't cover that texture!...Jan

ScrappyPam said...

How fun! I'm going to have to try this!

liannallama said...

oh, this looks super! Great technique!