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.


ZanyMayd said...

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

Merci-Notes said...

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

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,

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!