August 20, 2010

Tile Magnets


While cleaning out the basement I discovered a box of leftover floor tiles.  Grouped together I never realized there were some heart shaped tiles in the pattern.  So I took out the heart shaped ones and then pondered what I could create with them.  I decided to make these little collage magnets.  Fun!  Love finding junk in the basement that can be altered.
I stamped on the tiles with Staz-On and then coated each tile when it was completed with Glossy Accents or Matte Accents, which also helped the embellishments hold.  I even found (after seriously burning my thumb trying to attach the magnet pieces to the back and then having them pull off easily) that the Glossy Accents was the best thing to hold the magnet to the tile as well.

26 comments:

stampdiva said...

Adorable and they would make fantastic stocking filler. I have Christmas in the brain as I made a start on Christmas cards this week. Lynne x

JeanFB said...

These are gorgeous, Louise! Wish I had a basement, LOL!! Love the collage, the background, and the tip about using Glossy Accents - who knew it could be so strong!?!

Evelyn S. said...

They are darling, Louise! Each one is so special!

ScrappyPam said...

What fun! This is the best part - finding "junk" and making it ART!

Ann said...

Oh I adore these, what wonderful gifts they would make. Endless possiblities.
Ann

sweet craf-tea chick said...

i love your tiles! they are gorgeous! great way to re-purpose something. thanks for sharing and have a great weekend! *hugs* steph :)

Joan said...

love these tiles so pretty. I know there are boxes of tiles under my house but they are just plain square ones nothing as fancy as yours!

Tracy Evans said...

I collect hearts so I wish I had a basement that I found something like this in, no such luck LOL. I absolutely love them, and what a fantastic find. Tracy Evans x

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Louise,
Oh my gosh, I just made magnets last night for next week's drawing on my blog..we must think alike..lol
Yours are gorgeous--I love them!
I also made another tag for your "Not on Paper" challenge which I will post and link up later today.
That challenge really inspired me to create a whole series for an art exhibition. I'll come back and link up when I have it posted.
Hugs,
Cindy

Cindy Adkins said...

P.S. I had such trouble getting my magnets to stick on the back that I had to add cheese cloth so I could glue it down with a hot glue gun and then adhere the magnet with hot glue to that...those magnets are stubborn..lol

Helen said...

Just love these hearts. What a great find, how fab. Never seen anything like there over here (although to be fair, maybe I should say I've never looked!) They would, as the others say, make fab gifts.

Minxy said...

Oh these are lush, can i ask, what sort of tiles are they? ceramic? where were they from? {before your basement lol}, i wanna make some now :P

Oxana said...

These are gorgeous, Louise!

Nancy said...

So fabulous, Louise! Those tiles are really an excellent find and I love how you've art-ed them up! Might these find their way to your Etsy store? I'm thinking I'd love one to hold up my grocery list on the fridge!
bless you!

I'm still struggling a bit with my Tag Tuesday mojo, hoping it returns at some point.

Celestial Charms said...

These are precious. What an original idea. They would make great Christmas gifts..so sweet!

Lynn Stevens said...

oh these are just to stinking cute!!!!!

penny4thoughts said...

Beautiful magnets - you make such wonderful altered art!

Halle said...

These are so wonderful. What a great use of those tiles.

Lori said...

Oh, these are very cool! Love the brown color, and all the collage elements!

Hellemor said...

Gosh, they are beautiful. Love the all. What a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

debbiek said...

Ohhhhh, these are so cute! I'm with Lynne in that they'd be GREAT stocking stuffers.

Hope you have some aloe gel (or a leaf from the plant) as it works great on burns to heal your sore thumb:( Take it from someone who's been there and done that...ouch.

Suzanne C said...

Wonderful! Love each one and what a great find! Love those kind of finds. :) Gorgeous distressing and accents.

Rein said...

These are all gorgeous Louise!

agypsyangel said...

I just love those. They turned out great.
Smiles,
Kim

wwilloww said...

Those are great!!! I guess I should rummage around in the basement. I would really be surprised because it's stuff left behind by the previous owner...LOL...

glitterangel said...

They're fabulous!