Really cool! I have some of these tiles…need to break them out!
I just ran to Lowe’s and bought a box of 100, and I have to say, it works GREAT! Thanks!
I can attest. People say that water is the universal solvent. It’s not. Mama spit is.
I wonder if a magic eraser would take off the excess sharpie whilst ease leaving the color in the grooves alone…
I didn’t have any mama spit, so I used my own. That said, Windex ended up working at least as well I think.
I’m getting 12-13 minutes per tile but that’s at 1000 zooms and 225 LPI. Are you running a higher LPI?
I’ve been running at 450 DPI.
I bought some at my local Lowes and when checking out was told they sell a lot for people making coasters --> imagine that!
I masked the tiles and then etched/scored the design and then spray painted the tile and had the joy of removing the tape. Worked just OK, not great.
Another thing … when masked, I drew diagonal lines from opposite corners the define the intersection as being the center of the tile --> this helped me align my image more easily.
I have found using ‘blueprints’ from google image search to be interesting. Here is one I just did 1000/full @225 lpi. Lowe’s $.16 white tile, black sharpie, and elbow grease.
Can you link to or tell about the black tile you are using? I am having a heckuva time finding something square and similar to the white Lowe’s tile.
Pretty sure that was it. None of the home depots, and only one of the lowes had them in stock. Luckily, it was the closest Lowe’s.
Thank you! Too bad it’s not also $0.16 a piece too.
Still less than 50 cents a tile. Pretty cheap and some really awesome results with the gold inking. My Lowe’s has it on ship to store so gotta get it a case at a time though.
Beautiful result and really nice choice of artwork.
That came out nice as well ! (But you didn’t use the Pug version)
These are all beautiful! Going to have to add this to me to try list for the week!