Gold is the reason I create this project
I want an image of a white tiles background, Wedding Cake will give me that off-white feel to bounce bright and light.
A frame of pink will give the eyes a soothing comfort and blend well with the while tiles.
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.
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.
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.
A good foundation of the grid is important. You don’t want the tiles to be unevenly layout.
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.
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.
You might get an uneven colour result since mixing the plaster with the paint vary from batch to batch.
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.
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.
Start painting the pattern
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?
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.
Lay the foundation colour|of the pattern
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
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
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.
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.