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Talavera Tiles Design Spat Edition

Choosing Canvas

Talavera Tiles Design Spat Edition

I usually get this format is because I can mix and match different tiles patterns with another style, or have it place in random position can produce electric style. If you only use uniform colour style, you can use as big a canvas. Choosing the right size is important. The proportion of the artwork must not exceed the room size. Here I’m using the 8″ by 24″ canvas from Art Friend. You can buy most of the material used in this project there.

Choosing The Color

Talavera Tiles Design Spat Edition

 

  • Creamy Acrylic Paint

    I do not want a white background, and the next option will be this wonderful cream to blend with the four colours.

  • Metallic Black

    I used this for the pattern to simplify the perception since on the frame we have to spatter of colours.

  • Metallic Yellow Gold

    I used this for the spatter on the frame to add the glowing effect in contrast with the Metallic Black. They blend very well together.

  • Red Gloss Transparent

    This is the first time I’m trying out this exciting new red from Martha Stewart. It has this transparent character that is almost like watercolour. Notice it comes with this fine tip on the cover of the bottle. You can get creative by using it to draw on the glass surface.

  • Opaque High Gloss Blue

    This is also new to the normal acrylic I use for my projects. This is different from the transparent red. This is high gloss, but opaque.

Creating The Base

Talavera Tiles Design Spat Edition

Scoop & Spat

Here we will create the base layer to give the the tiles texture and add volume to it. You can purchase this premix plaster material at any of the local paint shop. It may come in different packaging from mine, I’m sure its the same thing.

Talavera Tiles Design Spat Edition

Make sure it’s not too dry, when come to the bottom of the container, the sediment will follow gravity to the bottom in a well pronounce character of dryness and stubbornness.

Adhesive & Grids

We will define the border of the tiles and separate the 3 kingdoms by using multi-purpose spray adhesive to temporary bind the grid to the canvas before we apply that creamy stuff onto it.

Talavera Tiles Design Spat Edition

This is the fun part where you can bring out the artist in you by experimenting with the style you find most satisfying.

The Base Coat

Talavera Tiles Design Spat Edition

In this project I focus on the spatter frame and the tiles color. So I lay down only one colour to the tiles and onto the base the canvas. After a second layer of coated paint, you can proceed to the next step. I would recommend a big brush to speed things up. A hair dryer can be very handy to blow dry the paint before the second coat.

Spatter TimeTalavera Tiles Design Spat Edition

Before you begin, when you bought the tiles stencil from Royal Stencil you will be give small pieces of plastic tiles, it will fit perfectly on each of the base you just created. Have them apply to small amount of spray adhesive before you begin to add color the frame.

Talavera Tiles Design Spat Edition

Find a small container that can easily mix the paint with some water. We need to have it be more fluid than the original thick acrylic paint.

Once fully mix both, we will use the ink extractor to suck up the ink in one squeeze.

Talavera Tiles Design Spat Edition

For fine ink spatter, you might not want to have too much ink in the tube. Small amount of ink and lot of squeezing to get those very fine ink out to define the border of the tiles.

Talavera Tiles Design Spat Edition

Maybe you can save those larger spatter on far corners or have them mix with each other. The choice is entirely up to you. You are the artist now.

Talavera Tiles Design Spat Edition

Creating The Pattern

Talavera Tiles Design Spat Edition

The same material we used for creating the tiles, we will use it again to create the emboss pattern using your choice of stencil.

You don’t need to create the pattern one at a time. If you place evenly the tiles across the canvas, it should gives you enough space to lay down all three stencil patterns, and apply the plaster gel at one go

Talavera Tiles Design Spat Edition

You can do all three without waiting for it to dry if you pace the tiles evenly from the start.

Talavera Tiles Design Spat Edition

The edge of the tiles may not be perfect; you can always come back to have it touch up with the correct color. From here on, you might want to play your tune, take your time and enjoy the moment of peace and relaxation in painting it.

 

Mexican Talavera Tiles Hand Painted – Yellow Gold and Copper Edition

Gold is the reason I create this project

Mexican Talavera Tiles Hand Painted – Yellow Gold and Copper Edition

  • Wedding Cake

    I want an image of a white tiles background, Wedding Cake will give me that off-white feel to bounce bright and light.

  • Pink Carnation

    A frame of pink will give the eyes a soothing comfort and blend well with the while tiles.

  • Yellow Gold

    This colour this the reason why I wanted to start this project. The main focus is to have the metallic colour reflect off the surface of the pattern.

  • Copper

    To have gold alone is very dull. Without a darker colour to contrast with it, gold cannot truly shine. To complement it, what other colour is better than copper? That dark brownish tone is so very close to gold, earn its birthright to stand beside it.

Mexican Talavera Tiles Hand Painted – Yellow Gold and Copper Edition

Just by putting them together, you can see how sexy these two colours blend together.

Since gold is the subject, I don’t want this piece to only look expensive, I want it to reflect a sense of soft perception and have that beautiful bright ambience of royalty, never tarnish by time.

Mexican Talavera Tiles Hand Painted – Yellow Gold and Copper Edition

A good foundation of the grid is important. You don’t want the tiles to be unevenly layout.

Mexican Talavera Tiles Hand Painted – Yellow Gold and Copper Edition

From the plaster gel container, scoop out a large amount of it to be mix with the Wedding Cake.

Here is where the fun|begin.

Add some content to your block grid item here. The block grid responds a little differently than traditional columns, allowing you to mix and match for cool effects.

Plaster master! Mix it well with the reasonable about of plaster gel before you hit the canvas to start creating the tiles. Be sure not to create the mixture more than one time and go back to the canvas again.

Beware

You might get an uneven colour result since mixing the plaster with the paint vary from batch to batch.

Mexican Talavera Tiles Hand Painted – Yellow Gold and Copper Edition

You can start from the edge to the centre or the opposite. I prefer to start from the middle, this way I can push some of the excess plaster from the middle to the edge. It’s tidier for me.

Mexican Talavera Tiles Hand Painted – Yellow Gold and Copper Edition

After the first tile is made, lift up the mask and go straight for the hairdryer. It’s a lot faster this way unless you decide to go for a jog and finish up the rest of the laundry.

Mexican Talavera Tiles Hand Painted – Yellow Gold and Copper Edition

Start painting the pattern

Mexican Talavera Tiles Hand Painted – Yellow Gold and Copper Edition

Nothing can be more exciting in the process of selecting the pattern. I choose to use the more bird-like design to go with gold. In reference to the common Golden Phoenix but I don’t have Phoenix, I suppose any bird alone suffices to make that connection?

Mexican Talavera Tiles Hand Painted – Yellow Gold and Copper Edition

Layout the pattern to the canvas to get a feel of how the end result will look before sticking them up.

You can stick all the three patterns together without having to do them one at a time.
Mexican Talavera Tiles Hand Painted – Yellow Gold and Copper Edition

Lay the foundation colour|of the pattern

Mexican Talavera Tiles Hand Painted – Yellow Gold and Copper Edition

I use some of the gold colour to mix with the plaster for the foundation of the pattern. If you don’t want to use it, you can go for any yellow.

Stencil with plaster works like |magic

Mexican Talavera Tiles Hand Painted – Yellow Gold and Copper Edition

Lift up the mask when the plaster gel is still wet. You can see how it slowly cut out all the excessive gel, leaving only those parts we want. Now you might guess right, we go for the hairdryer. It might take forever to dry if you let nature do its work.

Mexican Talavera Tiles Hand Painted – Yellow Gold and Copper Edition

Mexican Talavera Tiles Hand Painted – Yellow Gold and Copper Edition

Mexican Talavera Tiles Hand Painted – Yellow Gold and Copper Edition

Repeat the same process like creating the tile foundation. Since we only dealing with one colour here, there is less complication in applies the plaster to the pattern.

Choosing The Frame

The right frame colour is important. It can work with your pattern or against it. Here I choose the Pink Carnation

Let the gold and copper colour works its magic

Mexican Talavera Tiles Hand Painted – Yellow Gold and Copper Edition Here we have come to the end of the tutorial on how to complete this beautiful Mexican tiles with this gorgeous gold and copper colour.

Mexican Talavera Tiles Hand Painted – Yellow Gold and Copper Edition I’ll leave you to how you want to paint the colours on the patterns. You can be creative in how you want to apply it. Remember, when coming to handmade crafts, the freedom is yours.

 

Hand Painted Canvas With Acrylic Paint On Textured Surface – Habanero Frame

Hand Painted Canvas With Acrylic Paint On Textured Surface – Habanero Frame

Gathering Materials

Immediately after my hand painted acrylic Surf Frame was done, I want to jump straight into making another handcrafted project. Here I present you more detail steps from choosing the colour to completion. We will start with the usual 8″ by 8″ canvas from to whole large piece of 8″ by 24″ size. This can easily purchase off the shelf from Art Friend.

The Colour Palette

Hand Painted Canvas With Acrylic Paint On Textured Surface – Habanero Frame

Deep Sea

I like this colour because I do not want a deep black and I don’t want to end up with grey.

  • Jonquil

    This light refreshing yellow will sit very well on the background of Deep Sea blue.

  • Pink Carnation

    I had chosen a light sweet pink to compliment the bright yellow careful not to overpower the yellow.

  • Habanero

    Lastly, we come to this sexy red, this is just the kind of colour what will capture your attention when you step into the room. Perfect!

 

Mixing Colour & plastering

the my previous project, I use the Liquitex Stucco gel which is a little high on the price, so I switch to plaster powder which is responsible for the texture effect. All you need to do is to add a little acrylic paint on the ready plaster gel and get your hands dirty.

Hand Painted Canvas With Acrylic Paint On Textured Surface – Habanero Frame

Hand Painted Canvas With Acrylic Paint On Textured Surface – Habanero Frame

Things To Lookout

  • 01

    Try a little bit of colour for the first time before you know how much colour needs to blend well. Don’t forget that you are also mixing white colour.

  • 02

    Do not mix a small quantity of paint with the plaster and come back to repeat the process, it is because it will result in slightly different colour tone.

  • 03

    While applying the plaster gel, do not go make a coffee and return to the work. Nasty dry up effect might not be what you want.

  • 04

    At this stage, you might want to decide on how strong the texture you want. Try to play around with the knife tool and you may find it very interesting.

Hand Painted Canvas With Acrylic Paint On Textured Surface – Habanero Frame

Hand Painted Canvas With Acrylic Paint On Textured Surface – Habanero Frame

Plaster Master

Hand Painted Canvas With Acrylic Paint On Textured Surface – Habanero Frame

Slowly use the knife tool to create your master piece. If the thickness is not enough, feel free to add more plaster gel. Don’t worry you mess up the edge. All will look dandy when you lift up the mask.

Hand Painted Canvas With Acrylic Paint On Textured Surface – Habanero Frame

Try to get some light reflect off the surface to get a good idea how it will turn out to be. Flat light is difficult to work with. The trick is to create your unique style.

Hand Painted Canvas With Acrylic Paint On Textured Surface – Habanero Frame

Hand Painted Canvas With Acrylic Paint On Textured Surface – Habanero Frame

You can start to paint the red frame at this point. Or you can paint it before you apply the plaster gel. I just don’t want to waste those overlap red paint under the Deep Sea blue. The choice is yours.

Set In The Pattern


In this picture I didn’t capture it under good lighting. While working in the afternoon, the Sun had managed cast its last power before Sunset. As you can see I had attached the two sides with painter’s tape to secure the mask, this alone will not be secure. Before going to the canvas, apply a thin layer of spray adhesive to the mask. Let it dry for a while before sticking it to the canvas. At this point you might be wondering is paint dry already. After applying the red coat, I used a hairdryer to make sure all areas are dry.

Beware! Do not immediately apply the mask after the spray adhesive is used. Let it dry.

Hand Painted Canvas With Acrylic Paint On Textured Surface – Habanero Frame Now that you have managed to stick all three mask patterns on the canvas, you can begin to spread the ready-mix colour with plaster gel onto the surface. The same principle applies while you are doing the base layer of the Deep Sea colour.

 

Hand Painted Canvas With Acrylic Paint On Textured Surface – Habanero Frame When enough paint has filled up the patterns, use a long knife to scrape off a large surface of the excess paint to be used in other areas. The long knife can be more even and uniform on the surface of the plaster gel. You don’t need to wait for the yellow to dry before you proceed with the Pink Carnation. All can be done together.

If you manage to arrive this far, you must have the same result you are seeing here. The next thing you might want to decide how to hang it on the wall. If you are putting it somewhere the sunny window, I recommend a layer of varnish protection will go a long way.

Till my next post, thank you for reading.

Hand Painted Canvas With Acrylic Paint On Stucco Textured Surface

The Beginning

Just so you know that painting on canvas has always been on my list of to-learn skill but, to do this canvas painting was entirely not what I imagine I would do at this point of time.

Hand Painted Canvas With Acrylic Paint On Stucco Textured Surface

I must say after each pattern completed before my eyes, I can start to see why many people today embark on making the handcrafted object in the comfort of their home or pay to do it in the workshop. Either way, it’s a very rewarding process whereby one can easily be lost in time and arrived at the other end to have change one’s perspective.

YouTube is The New TV of Our Time

Hand Painted Canvas With Acrylic Paint On Stucco Textured Surface

It was like every other day, one morning I fire up the YouTube video and found my eyes gravitate towards a thumbnail with this interesting looking blue tiles on a grey coffee table top. It’s a complete makeover of an old furniture. In that short duration, I realize something very creative about it. It was a hand-painted project using stencil patterns bought from Royal Stencil! Never had I thought of something like that can be done. After that short few minutes of video, somehow gave me a glimpse into what it can be used as an interior décor, I found myself watching all those videos that can be found and start to imagine.

Hand Painted Canvas With Acrylic Paint On Stucco Textured Surface

The Handcraft

The reason I used the Martha Stewart acrylic paint for this project was that I’m not a professional painter to be able to mix any kind of colour to express myself. Martha Stewart in my local store carries a wide range of colours, available in high gloss, pearl, satin, metal and glitter version. Just going through these options, you will realize the possibility is almost infinite for any hand-painted projects.

In this project, I use a tile like design pattern from Royal Stencil, Talavera Tiles. Eight by eight inches’ canvas was selected to make each individual tile pattern.

After a few tests and I realize by painting alone on this canvas flat surface cannot bring out the realism of the pattern and I later introduce the Liquitex Stucco gel texture to be applied on the surface first before painting. Since this is the first time I use the stucco gel, I later realize that it can be mix with the paint before applying on canvas. In my next project, I’ll be sure to try it out.

For the result of this project I’m very happy everything turns out to be as what I imagined. I’m now working on another piece and will post my result very soon. Thank you for reading.

Material Used


Color Used

Martha Stewart Crafts’ Acrylic Paint

Multi-surface Satin acrylic paint colour

  1. Deep Sea
  2. Habanero
  3. Carrot
  4. Surf
  5. Jonquil
  6. Pink Carnation
Hand Painted Canvas With Acrylic Paint On Stucco Texture Surface