About 10 years ago I started working at a craft store. I love all the varied and many things I learned to do. That is where I got the nickname, "Craft Know It All." Some of the many things I know how to do during the 6 years I worked there was create tile boards. This is something I do quite frequently. When I receive a wedding announcement, I turn it into a tile board and give it to the Bride and Groom as their wedding gift. I have not had anyone reject it, yet. So here is the "How to Make a Tile board". It includes all little secrets I have learned over the years.
This is what our finished project will look like. This picture is already on the web, so my daughter told me to use it.
Here is the Supply list:
Tile art board (You may be able to find them precut at a craft store, or cut your own out of high quality press board.)
Envirotex Lite Pour On
Modge Podge (or white glue)
3 -5 oz paper cups
saw tooth hanger
Step 1: Take the clear tape and put it along the edges of the back of the tile board. Envirotex Pour On is a Polymer that sticks to porous things, like wood and paper, and not to nonporous things like plastic. This step will make the drips easier to remove later.
Step 2: Paint the board on the front, in the trenches and around the edges with what ever color paint you desire. ( I chose black.) Let it dry.
Step 3: Using modge podge glue the picture to the board. If you don't have modge podge, make your own by mixing equal parts of white glue and water.
Step 4: Modge podge over the top of the picture. Make sure it is well covered. Let it dry (may take a couple of hours).