Sorry about the picture quality. I really need to learn how to use my camera better! The picture is from a dinner we attended last December. So, let's get crafting!
I bought the 6x6 ceramic tile at Lowe's. I really wanted one that was more rectangular, but couldn't find one I really liked. I printed the picture on glossy photo paper in my inkjet printer at home and trimmed it down slightly on the edges. The background paper is just scrapbook paper I already had on hand that I cut down to just fit on the tile. I don't know where I bought it for sure, but probably JoAnn Fabrics, Michael's or Hobby Lobby. I know, that didn't narrow it down very much! I really can't tell you what the words say on the paper because I honestly didn't read it. Hopefully it has a positive sentiment. :)
I started by putting a coat of Mod Podge on the ceramic tile with a brush. In the future, I think I'll use a sponge brush to hopefully avoid having as many brush strokes. You'll see what I mean later.
After the first coat of Mod Podge, I layed the scrapbook paper over it while it was still wet and pressed it down. Then I added another coat of Mod Podge on top of the paper.
Tip: To keep the brush wet between coats, put it in a Ziploc bag. Genius, I know. :)
While it's still wet, lay the picture on the tile, set in place, and press down. Then I added 2 more layers of Mod Podge on top of the picture and tile, allowing the first coat time to dry in between. After it dried over night, I sprayed the entire tile with a sealer. I have no idea what brand it was because I used the last of it and then threw the can out. Any multi-purpose sealer will work. Just read the can and find out what surfaces it works best on. Yes, it's supposed to have that milky white color until it dries.
Here's a picture of the finished project that shows the brush marks I was talking about. If you look at the tile in a certain light, you can see the brush marks. I used glossy Mod Podge. They sell a matte version and I wonder if it wouldn't show the brush marks as much. I might have to try it sometime.
I bought a small picture stand to hold up the tile. I think it turned out really good!!!!! I'm already thinking of other things I can Mod Podge. That stuff could be addicting! These would make wonderful Mother's Day gifts! What about using a photo copy of a marriage license for the background and putting the couple's wedding picture on it? The lyrics to "your song" and a picture of you and your spouse? Of course you don't have to use words as a background. Any pretty paper would work. The possibilities are endless! I hope this has given you some inspiration for your next project!