Hummingbird shower mural - making the tiles, part 2

by brae  

Using the two tile images shown previously, I did a test sample to see how the sealer would look.  Since I had success with the Old World Tile in Baxter Pointe Villa, I decided to use the same Triple Thick Gloss Glaze in this instance.  I used spray adhesive to attach my printed image to a mat board scrap, using the same part of the image for both to get an apples-to-apples comparison.

This is the spray adhesive I use.  :]

I added the Triple Thick Gloss Glaze and let it dry overnight.  I recommend two nights of drying time when using this, but I just needed to get a rough feel for the grout lines and wanted to move forward with the process.  Here is the glaze before scoring the lines.  The thick glaze really transformed the image, though I wasn't really careful with the application on these samples.  I'll take better care to spread it evenly for the final.


10-pixel grout lines


5-pixel grout lines

I used a ball stylus to trace over the lines.  As expected, the glaze lifted in some areas since it really needed another full day of drying time.  This won't happen in the final process since I'll be sure to leave it alone the required time.


10-pixel grout lines


5-pixel grout lines

I think the 10-pixel is the clear winner here.  Not only were the lines easier to see to trace but it just seems a better break between the individual tiles.  :D

Next up, the real deal...

6 comments

Comment from: Blondie [Visitor]

I agree – the top one is perfect!!

04/18/13 @ 15:12
Comment from: Lucille [Visitor]

Hi Brae! I’ve preferred the 10-pixel from the start. Regarding the Triple Thick Gloss Glaze, did you use the brush-on or the spray?

04/18/13 @ 15:19
Comment from: Kath [Visitor]

looking so good.. and Yeah!! scoring!!!

04/18/13 @ 15:53
Comment from: 12Create [Visitor]

Looks great. Definitely the 10.

04/18/13 @ 21:24
Comment from: Wyrna Christensen [Visitor]

Where it is exciting to see a modern furnished house. I love your bathroom and your skylights.
There are now several blog using blogspot, and I forget to read these as they do not come up automatically.
I have therefore tried to do as you wrote about earlier “follow my blog” but I will not be allowed. I receive a notice. where they write that I already follow 300 and not can follow more. Do you know what I can do?
Hugs and good weekend
Wyrna

04/19/13 @ 04:33
Comment from: brae [Member]

Thank you!! :D I use the brush-on glaze.

Wyrna - you can see my post on following here: http://www.otterine.com/blog/blog1.php/following-my-blog

However, Google Reader will soon be shut down, so I am working on a new post about following my blog. It will be up in the next month or so.

04/21/13 @ 12:52


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