Craft Corner Title
Title of Craft Project

Description

If your husband or children won't come out of their caves- make the caves more bearable! These petroglyph tablets are made using ceiling acoustic tiles. That's right! Finally, a great way to decorate your walls with those spare tiles. Just tear the edges, add some paint and voile! An artifact from the stone age. Because of their inexpensive cost (just 50 cents at the hardware store), your tiles can change along with your children. As they grow into and out of room themes, these simple tiles add a bit of fun and flair to any room.

Supplies

stenciling supplies
  • 2 -12" ceiling tiles (smooth texture)
  • 1/4" and 1/2" stencil brushes
  • Utility knife
  • Paint brush
  • Cream colored acrylic or latex paint (not flat or glossy)
  • Sea Sponge
  • Glaze (Plaid or Delta)
  • SY20 Petroglyphs stencil
  • Hammertooth picture hangers

(2 oz. Liquid Acrylics by Apple Barrel unless otherwise noted)

View kit of products

Preparation

Cut one of the ceiling tiles in half. Break the edges of the ceiling tile and then tear at the front and the back so that the edges appear rough.

Tear edges of ceiling tile - click for larger view

Painting Instructions

  1. Using a semi-gloss or eggshell paint, base coat the top and torn edges of the tiles.
paint tile - Click for larger view
  1. Mix the Territorial Beige F20558 with glaze and using the sea sponge apply lightly to the top of the tile. Using a barely damp sea sponge, soften the sponged effect.
  1. Using the brown oxide f20511 and a small amount of the glaze, paint the darker color Brown Oxide on the torn edges to give dimension to your project.
  1. Using the Petroglyphs stencil PY20, decide which characters you want to use and where they will be stenciled.
  2. Position your stencil and stiple your paint onto the tile. Use the paint lightly as these characters have been on the cave walls for thousands of years. You can always add more color if you choose.
Paint through stencil - Click for larger view
  1. To mount the tile, push the hammer tooth picture hangers into the back of your tile and mount on your walls.
Paint through stencil - Click for larger view

Suggestions

Use the tiles and low tack blue tape mark a frame around the edge of the tile. Paint in a bright color such as red, blue, yellow or green. Then stencil a design, such as an Airplane for a younger child. Use a train stencil and paint a different railroad car on each tile and very the heights when mounting on the wall. How about something pretty in pink for that little girl like Zany Flowers A371S.



Ceiling tiles can be purchased in different sizes and I have even used the 2' x 4" to make wall hangings for more grown up projects like an ancient vase or urn.



Other Projects:
Princess Pillowcase
Snowman Shaker Boxes
Oriental Placemats
Slate Welcome Sign
Baby Onesie
Picnic Basket
Primitive Plate
Totebag
Reunion T-Shirt
Cigar Box Purse
Lady Bug T Shirt
Double Phrase Signboard
Retro Picture Frame
Snowman Sign
Peg Coat Rack
NOEL Votives
Christmas Placemats and Napkins
Halloween Party Bags

wall to wall quilt stencils
Petroglyph Stencils wall to wall stencils wall to wall stencils wall to wall stencils wall to wall stencils wall to wall stencils
Shopping Cart
Items: 0
Sub-Total:   $0.00
Check Out
wall to wall stencils wall to wall stencils