Simple trivet


#1

Next up? Multicolor.

Then? A kiln is involved.

Currently trying a Mod Podge seal.


#2

Beautiful!


#3

Nice! I think you can do multicolor without a kiln—
just get an [ink blending tool](Ranger TIM20745 Adirondack Alcohol Ink Applicator, Stamp Handle and Felt https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0013Z0SAS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_SGi3Ab5M1XHN5) and some alcohol ink, and blend them on the tile.


#4

Multicolor and kiln are too totally different experiments. :slight_smile:

That tool looks really handy, too. Adding a third avenue of exploration to the list.


#5

One thin coat of spray lacquer does a good job I’ve found. And semi gloss leaves some sheen on the tile, but doesn’t seem to compete with the tile itself too much. I used matte on one of the ones I did too. It has a different look, but also pretty cool.


#6

Would any of these coatings be affected if the trivet was used as a trivet (that is a heated pot or pan?)


#7

Oh, good point. Not really sure. I wasn’t using it as a trivet so I just used a regular lacquer. It was not a high-temp type of thing. Would be worth looking into.


#8

In my investigations, it seems that there is an epoxy pour on coating gunk that is also billed as being heat resistant. Commonly used to do things like penny bars (i.e. a bar top coated in pennies sort of thing).

I have some and will give it a shot.

The tiles are only 46 cents/each so I can risk a few. :slight_smile:


#9

Very pretty! :grinning: