Faux Tile Heart
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We've all seen them. The faux tiles at the dollar store. Over the holidays I saw so many cut into the shape of a Christmas tree, but my thoughts moved ahead to Valentine's Day sooo, here we go!
These faux tiles have an adhesive back and since they are pretty thin, I cut a heart from chipboard, using my Maker, to give it more stability.
It was placed on the back (the adhesive side) of the tile.
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Easy peasy, right? WRONG! When I turned it over I discovered the adhesive sheet wasn't stuck to the back of the tile!
Here's a little PSA. The adhesive backing only sticks to the outside edge of the tile. Once you cut a shape (that doesn't include an edge) your tile has gone 'free-range'! Take another look:
On to Plan B:
Peel the adhesive sheet off the chipboard.
Get out the Tacky Glue and glue the back of the tile to the chipboard.
Back on track with the faux tile attached to the chipboard.
Time for paint!
Some pale pink chalk paint gave me just the right color. One coat was almost enough, but there were a few thin spots, so I gave it another coat.
I wanted a distressed look in gold, so I got out the Rub n Buff to highlight the raised parts of the tile.
I use my finger, and yes, it's messy, but I'm one of those people that needs to feel what she's doing and I can't through a glove.
Some clear wax, applied with a soft cloth, sealed the paint.
I punched a hole for hanging with my Big Bite.
My hot glue gun attached lace to the outer edge.
If you look carefully the flower has two loops. I'm guessing it was part of a bracelet at one time, so in the interest of using what I have, I ran the lace trim through one of them.
The faux pearls and the top loop of the flower were looped through a piece of fishing line that I ran through the hole in the heart.