Back in 2012 when I was just a few months into my daily cat sketches I began experimenting with styles and media that I’d always wanted to use. One of these styles was the ink with watercolor wash style I’d seen so often on ceramic items like plates and vases, so as soon as I grew comfortable with my ink sketching I pulled in the watercolors. For these four sketches I used watercolor pencils to get the chance to also try out a known medium, watercolor, in a new form. It worked really well, and I enjoyed it so much that I did these four sketches within two weeks’ time, with other styles and media mixed in. I just kept returning to it.
From top left, clockwise, the titles are:
- Kelly on the Windowsill
- Kelly With Grapes and Apple
- Mimi’s Sunbath
- Top of the World (also Mimi)
I sold all four originals to one person, and I’ve always seen the four sketches as a set. When I decided to make the last round of tiles I decided to include some sets so that people could purchase two, three or four that matched. These sketches, reminiscent of the ink and watercolor styles I’d seen as a child, was a natural choice.
ABOUT THE TILES
Each tile is about 4″ square. They are made of white polymer clay rolled thin with my artwork transferred onto the surface with clear details and bright colors. Because they are handmade and shaping, stamping and drying changes their dimensions, they are not uniform in size, shape or thickness, but that makes each one unique.
NOTES ON USE:
- These are not safe for use with food.
- These cannot be used as a hot pad for items taken out of the oven or microwave or off the stove, any item which has been heated by cooking—the polymer will soften from the heat.
- These work great as a coaster for items filled with hot food or liquids, like mugs of coffee or tea or dishes filled with cooked food. There is not enough heat transferred to affect the polymer.
Special: Two Tiles for $25.00
Because it’s hard to choose just one, this special discount applies all the time on all my tiles.
Use the code 2TILES25.
They are $15 each and you get a $5.00 discount when you buy two. All tax, shipping and handling are included in that price. Buy one for yourself and one for a friend!
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