I’ve been looking for ways to bring tiles together that don’t quite match and make them a set. I tried stenciling and oh dear, I am so bad at crafty things. I messed up in so many ways. I don’t think I have the patience for it. However, I think the idea of adding a matching motif on painted tiles is a good one and so I was determined to give it another try. This time, I will be stenciling with texture paste.
I am a person who is often in a hurry. Some might say I’m impatient (yes hubby I’m looking at you.) So when I had to sit and dab tiny amounts of paint on a stencil with a teeny tiny brush, I quickly got a bit bored, added too much paint and then really didn’t get a nice crisp finish. I think this texture paste is going to be more my style. A lot more ‘instant’ and one layer is all you need for a thick and dimensional finish. I love that you can color it with acrylic paints too, so you can make your texture any color you like. For this one, I’m going to stick with a classic black and use the fluid acrylics to add color.
Ooh, now that is perfect! So easy, so quick and a perfectly crisp result. Now I can add a little extra design and style to my painted tiles, and those tiles from leftover bits and pieces of paint where they don’t quite match, now I can make them more into a set. If you look carefully, you may be able to spot in the pictures below that 3 of the tiles look a little different to the other. I’ll have another article coming up soon on a super-duper new sparkly product that I’m trying out!
Here are a few more photos of the nice results that I got with the texture paste.