In all my Pinterest-trawling of beautiful blue and white ceramics I came across this gorgeous blue and white tile tray (see photo at the bottom of this post) It was love at first sight, and I figured I could make something similar.
I started with this tray I picked up at the op shop a few months ago.
I started by drawing some 90mm x 90mm squares on a piece of thick watercolour paper.
Then I copied or created blue and white tile designs onto the squares.
You can download sketches of my designs here: Tile Tray Designs
I copied over my pencil lines with a biro…. Frodo decided he could help.
Then I coloured them in with textas and watercolour pencils.
Then I gave the paper a few coats of acrylic gloss spray. The reason for this is my glue (Mod Podge) is water based and would wash off or at least smear my water-based-drawn images. The spray is oil based, and prevents any smeariness.
Then I cut them into their squares….
And glued them onto my tray.
Then I just varnished over the top!
I’m pleased with the result. It’s not exactly the same as the original inspiration: