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  1. I have no experience with this, but I think I will take this as an alternative. For me, this is very helpful

  2. I really like your writing and this is very helpful

  3. This project is good i like it,, thanks for your blog its fery importan for me. These would look so fun displayed throughout your living room, on end tables and the coffee table

  4. woo-hoo Thanks for the ideas on how to hang my tiles on the walls. The sticky tiles will be heavy enough to hold even the most heavy tiles. I am thinking of trying a collage from a vacation. Fun presents.

  5. Maryann

    Hello. Would this method look good and be possible for a kitchen tile backsplash? I would like to copy some artwork I brought back from Europe to place occasionally onto some of the tile. How would I go about doing this to make it last? Could it be done on tile already on the backsplash wall and could it be removed later?
    I was looking at companies that transfer, but would be expensive.
    Would I just take a photo then have it printed out (what kind of paper or printing? Use professional copier like office max?)
    Thank you for your time and response.

    • Maira

      Hey, so Modge Podge isn’t water proof so when using as a coaster or something in your kitchen like the back splash I recommend purchasing a Modge Podge Clear Acrylic Sealer, it comes in Matte or Glossy just like the Modge Podge. It’ll seal it and keep it from ruining the pictures!

  6. actually, I really liked your article with because it is very creative and very interesting, because I was so amazed with the results of your work and your blog is very useful for everyone

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  8. Christy

    Love This! Thank you for the tips!

  9. very nice, I like your post because it has a value of creative art. Thanks,,,,,

  10. I really liked your article is nice and creative, because it is very useful for me. Thank you for sharing….

  11. I am learning about how to be a photographer,
    but I understand less about how to make my photos in order to impress other people saw it,
    by reading this article, it has been inspiring to me. ..
    thanks …

  12. Nice information,
    especially for those who like to edit photos …

  13. wawww,,,,its funtastic information,,

  14. cc

    Thank you so much a great idea,I am painting on tiles and wanted a way that I could hang them,I found it.

  15. My daughter and I have been doing this to tiles for many months now but have never tried the stone tiles, great idea for something different. Also, we paint the sides of out tiles and part of the bottom, cork backing covers most of the bottom anyway. But have a question, she is making 6×6 trivets but after 4 different heat resistant sealers it’s still not 100% heat proof, any sugestiins or something you have used or heard of working?

  16. Angela Haick

    Live this article. Any idea what I would need to do differently if I wanted to put a photo tile outside in my garden? We just lost our 10yesr ild golden retriever and I would like to add a photo tile of her to our garden

  17. I was thinking of a way to save the kids’ artwork and display cool family pics without needing to hoard heaps of artwork or buy heaps of frames – so I googled ‘how to make ceramic tile artwork’ or similar and found myself here. Thank you!! I currently live in rural Japan and didn’t have the immediate access too ceramic tiles or Mod Podge, and in fact had to google that too. While I could have ordered online I needed to do it today, as you do. I didn’t fine ceramic tiles at the local rice paddy supply shop, but I did find wooden ones -and some clear setting glue that ‘I think’ might resemble what you used. I tried it out, with a glass of wine. I love it and see myself getting no housework or work work done tomorrow!

  18. Beginner

    Hello! Thank you dor sharing rhis. I tried it and it is soo fun! Quick results too…however, i seem to have difficulty dealing with the sides? : ( Thank you….

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  20. Stephanie

    This is fantastic, thank you. My mind is constantly puking out fantastic ideas but I lack the ability to focus and complete projects in a simplistic manner. This is so helpful.

  21. I got the inspiration for tiling my backsplash with my own photos, and YOU proved it can be done. Take that, Shutterfly. You missed a golden opp!

  22. Janeen

    What do you use to hang your tiles?

  23. Thanks for the helpful tutorial. If readers are worried about damage to walls, they might try the 3M Command Brand strips for hanging the tiles. Resizing to square prints is easier now than when you wrote the post, as so many iPhone apps (including the native camera app) now have square photo options, thanks to the popularity of Instagram. Inkjet printers vary in how waterproof the prints are. The Epson Durabright inks, for example, won’t run even under a faucet, tho HP inks are so water-soluble that you can turn prints into something that looks more like a water color painting with a wet brush. Being aware of this can help you getting artistic effects as you apply the Mod Podge. And if you can find the glass tiles at Home Depot they are more expensive but have a really nice look if you’ve printed on tissue/mulberry paper or vellum so your picture is somewhat transparent.

    Hope these comments are helpful.

  24. cathy

    I love this, and have seen others similar, one was using acetone (nail polish remover). But that stuff smells so bad. How is the Mod Podge as far as odor? I can work out on my patio if I need to but I prefer my office to I can listen to Pandora music on the computer.

  25. Elia

    Love your work want to do these on my late husband’s grave with our grandkids photos. He would be very proud to have seen his grandkidos which he did not know. I love to do crafts but yours is very artist GreatJob.

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    (from what I’ve read) Is that what you’re using on your blog?

  27. Wow. It’s so cool. I should try at home asap. Thanks for the tips for making this frame.

  28. Donna Russell Trekell

    I’m in no form or fashion creative. I love this idea.

    I wanted to see if you would kno the best way to waterproof it, if possible. I’m putting it at my baby brothers grave site. He was just laid to rest yesterday and i didnt have nothing going for me as time goes, so i wanted to put it grave side.

    Thank you for your time.

    Donna Russell Trekell
    Email: [email protected]

  29. barb

    Love the tips and tricks for the best results using photos and tiles, very nicely done! I had a question, from the image of items needed for the project in the upper left portion of your photo I see the Tim Holtz distressed ink pad. How are you using that in your projects? That was not listed.



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