Friday 28 June 2019

2019 #10 Tiled Patterns: Decorative Tiles with EKD {by Miriam Grazier}

2019 Topic 10: Tiled Patterns

Lovely retro vibe with this grey and yellow combo to create a repeat pattern on these tiles. Yellow is a colour that we all too often steer away from, but this is a glorious and cheerful pop of colour. Using different yellows and greys gives the opportunity to create depth and shadow. ~ Leandra

Hi everyone, it's Miriam with you today, and I'd like to share with you a set of tiles that I have created as a piece of home decor.

I have to admit that I am not the most patient of people.  We are currently decorating at home and I find it quite a stressful experience.  So I thought that I would create my own home decor pieces in order to enjoy the whole experience more.  

I used an a tile holder that I purchased from That Craft Place.  The great thing about this is that the tiles pop out so that they can be interchanged, meaning that  can change the tiles over every now and then.  These were so much fun to create. 

When I think of tiled patterns I immediately think of the amazing mosaic that I see whenever I visit Portugal - all of those beautiful tiled house walls.  I wanted my tiles to be more contemporary.  And as I love circles I chose to make circle patterns with Kim's stamp set.

I used my stamp platform to stamp, paint and stamp again the images from the fabulous Kim Dellow stamp set.  I find this such an easy way to colour images and it gives me the opportunity to use any paint colours I like, even if they are opaque. 

I used a white gel pen to highlight some of the images and my final step was to use a silver Sakura sparkle pen to add a little bit of shimmer to the project.

I had such great fun creating these tiles.  Knowing that I can display them in the newly decorated room makes me happy.  I love the fact that I can change them around if I get bored or fancy something different.

I really hope that I have inspired you to create a piece of home decor for yourself. As well as having a beautiful project that you can display at the end it also really helps with your well being - creating this certainly brought calm to me and I was able to get 'lost' in paint and design.  So much so, I plan to create a new piece of art for each of the rooms that I am decorating.  

Thanks for joining me this evening, and Happy Crafting!

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geezercrafter said...

Nice one Miriam. Love the circles and your colour scheme. It's so refreshing to see a calming piece of art.

Dianne said...

I love the colours Mim and the idea. Well done xx

Words and Pictures said...

These are so cool, Miriam - I love the circular adaptations of Kim's stamps and the retro colour scheme suits the style perfectly.
Alison x

Etsuko said...

Fabulous pop tiled piece Miriam. Also I love the yellow and gray colours comb. xx

A Pink said...

Miriam, the colour palette is one of my faves and Im a big fan of circles so used together to create this fab piece of home decor is a win, win in my book. Love it ! x

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is so very clever, Miriam xx

Jenny Marples said...

Love it Miriam! What a clever idea to turn baubles into circles for the perfect repeat pattern. Love that bold colour scheme too.