Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Address Tiles

A very good customer of mine recently ordered some handpainted address tiles. I also painted a mailbox in the same design.

These are Texas Bluebonnets & Daisies , painted on 6" square ceramic tiles.

I used paints that I can put right in the oven. First I did the numbers and background and then baked the tiles once. I did this so I wouldn't have any problem with the background pulling up as I painted the design or if I made some mistakes on the design and needed to erase as I went along, I wouldn't have to worry about the background coming up with it. Once the tiles are baked in the oven, the design is bonded to the tiles and will not come off.

I enjoyed painting them so much that I think I will add them to my website sometime in the near future.

6 comments:

ZanyMayd said...

Ruth,
The House Address came out Beautiful! Nice that you could fire them right in the oven...
glad you are all settled in, if you get a chance, stop on by, I am having My very 1st Give Away....
Wasnt sure if I could mention it on G & G Group???? want to have Lots of Names in the hat to draw...
Have a Great One
cheryl

Merci-Notes said...

Hi,
Beautiful job!!! I like how the numbers came out..like green marbleing! : )
With Kindness,
Mary

Anita said...

Hi Ruth!

Thanks a lot for your last comment on my blog. I am so pleased to learn that you are still interested in my selfmade pottery!
I just sent you an e-mail - hope it won't end up in your spam filter!
Hey, your tiles look great! I am now as well working on some pottery tiles - but my ones won't be that coulourful as yours!

Best wishes from Germany,
Anita

Sally said...

Very nice blog you have here Ruth. I love your work - and your garden is beautiful. Thanks for your nice comment today.

A wildlife gardener said...

These are a real work of art, unique and individual....very pretty, very feminine, with a lovely translucent quality about them like stain-glass. I love painted tiles.

The Polka Dot Pixie said...

BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL!!!!!! You do such fine work Ruth!