Hummingbird shower mural - making the tiles, part 3

by brae  

For the final hummingbird tile mural, I cut around the drawing printout, leaving some bleed area around the edges.  I used spray adhesive to mount the paper to mat board.  Since I needed a close fit around the bottom edge where the shower base would sit, I used blue painter's tape to mask off the bottom edge.

I then used the Triple Thick Gloss Glaze to seal the image.  Once dry (two days later), I scored the tile lines with a stylus.  Before removing the blue tape, I scored along the top of the tape to make sure it didn't pull the glaze finish away from the tiles.

I cut along the center line and then the outer lines, leaving extra along the bottom.  Oops...photographed them in the wrong order.  :D

I propped the boards in place with the shower base to see how it looked and then glued them in place.

It's hard to see the three dimensional aspect in the photos, but it looks just like high gloss tile in person.  Hooray!

Next up, shower surround.

10 comments

Comment from: April [Visitor]
The light picked up the depth in the pics of it taped down and the last one fairy well. Either way, it looks fab :D
04/26/13 @ 12:20
Comment from: Elga [Visitor]
It turned out just amazingly beautiful, Brae!
04/26/13 @ 12:48
Comment from: Blondie [Visitor]
Hive five yourself for me. This looks wonderful!!
04/26/13 @ 13:29
Comment from: Kyle [Visitor]
Looks like the real thing to me. :)
04/26/13 @ 14:18
Comment from: 12Create [Visitor]
Love it.
04/26/13 @ 14:39
Comment from: Lynn [Visitor]
That is so stinkin' cute!!!! You are so talented. What are you going to enclose it with?
04/26/13 @ 15:14
Comment from: Kathi [Visitor]
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!!!!! :D
04/26/13 @ 15:27
Comment from: Lucille [Visitor]
Just perfect, Brae. When I first saw it I thought what a happy place to take a shower. It looks so cheerful. I can almost hear the birds singing. I find the combination of colours very uplifting. If one were to walk into that shower in a bad mood, I think one would come out singing.
04/26/13 @ 19:28
Comment from: mandy [Visitor]
Love It Love It Love It, can't say it enough Love it !!!
04/27/13 @ 08:05
Comment from: brae [Member]
Thanks so much! :D I'm going to attempt a working door...more to come. &#59;D
04/27/13 @ 09:37


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