More metallic ink tile experimentation

Cobalt blue tile engraved and painted with three colors of metallic inks.

Inked up:

Scrubbing excess paint away with salt (doesn’t scratch the tile surface but can remove the stubborn ink)

Finished tile under fluorescent/led light.

See previously:


These are amazing!! I saw the first post earlier, but something about that blue makes me just LOVE this design and technique!

(Also, I’m grateful you showed how you got the extra ink off…I was wondering :grin:)

Seriously amazing work!!

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Looks great.

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Beautiful, and thanks for the salt tip!


That is breathtaking.

@evansd2 these look awesome! How did you seal them, so the ink doesn’t run/rub off with use? I’m assuming one could do something like this to make coasters out of tiles likes this but I have no idea how to ensure the ink doesn’t go walkabout…

Thanks! I’ve never tried them for waterfastness, they were art pieces and never got wet… but in general these acrylic inks seem to set completely water proof.

You could seal them I suppose but I’ve never had to.

Now alcohol inks like with a sharpie, those would probably need sealing. Anything with alcohol can cause the ink to come right up. Scotch is an expensive solvent, but it would take sharpie right up, I think.

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beautiful work

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