Mexican Talavera Tiles Hand Painted - Yellow Gold and Copper Edition

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.

 

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