Framed Tile Shadow Boxing
If you’re looking for a fairly quick project to give as a gift, or add a seasonal touch to your décor, then you might want to consider this project. One word of caution, though, stamping on tile can be challenging, especially if you use tile with texture and character. Be sure to always have a few extra tiles on hand for practice and re-dos!
- 8x 8 Shadow Box
- 3 ½ in square tile (semi-smooth or smooth finish)
- Repurposed cardboard/stiff cardstock
- Cardstock/Designer Paper
- Stamps of Choice
- ½ inch Scor Tape
- Embellishments as desired (button, twine, die cut leaves)
- Craft Knife
- Disassemble shadow box
- Craft base frame
- Trim repurposed cardboard/stiff cardstock into an 8x8 square
- Turn the mat into a frame by cutting a 5 x5 inch opening in the mat using your craft knife or other cutting mechanism. (Tip: Measure in 1 1/2 inches from each side of the 8x8 inch mat)
- Craft top frame with your selected cardstock or Designer Paper using the base frame created in Step 2 as your guide.
- Decorate the top frame; I stamped mine with stamps from the Our Daily Bread Design’s Randi’s Song set and then sponged the interior edges.
- Adhere the top and base frames together and insert into front portion of the shadow box. Replace the black inner frame.
- Decorate the tile. Because the tile will not be used as a coaster or exposed to moisture, I used regular ink and did not paint with a clear coat (it discolored my test tile), but if you want to do a set of matching tiles, do make sure to spray on a clear coat of paint or lacquer. (Tip: Allow the ink to dry before proceeding.)
- Add embellishments as desired. I used Memory Box Tender Leaves die cuts along with a vintage button and linen thread.
- Prepare the base by trimming your desired backing to 8x8 and adhering securely to the frame backing. You will be mounting the tile to the backing. If it is not attached well, the weight of the tile will tear the backing and/or sag.
- Mount the tile in the center of the backing after measuring carefully to ensure proper placement with the frame.
- Place in the frame, secure the clips and that’s it! You’re done!
Thank you so much Jan Marie!!! What a perfectly gorgeous gift idea, and what a blessing it would be for anyone to receive this!!! I know you have inspired many, and we are so appreciative!!!
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