Decorative Stained Tile And A Silhouette Vinyl Promotion

Decorative Stained Tile Tutorial
Before I get started on the Decorative Stained Tile tutorial, I wanted to give you the details about the Silhouette Promotion going on right now from August 23, 2012 through August 31, 2012. This is one of the most popular promotions Silhouette puts on.

Somewhat Simple Readers will be able to get-
- 1 Silhouette CAMEO
- 1 Roll of Premium Transfer Paper
-1 Roll of Black Premium Vinyl
- 1 Roll of White Premium Vinyl
All for $269.99 (MSRP $344.96)!!!!

PLUS, all vinyl rolls will be 40% off when you use my promo code “SOMEWHAT” at check out.




Vinyl is good for much more than just a decoration. It can be used as a tool for decorating as well. Especially the premium vinyl (part of the promotion! now is your chance to grab some!), which makes a great stencil. As a preference, I will only use premium vinyl when creating a stencil because it is best at preventing bleeding or sliding of the stencil. Using my premium vinyl as a stencil, I’m going to show you how to create a Decorative Stained Tile.

I had an image and quote I was excited to use, and cut it out on my CAMEO. After weeding out the negative, I used transfer paper and applied it to my 12×12 tile. Using StazOn ink pads (because it is a permanent solvent ink), I began rubbing my tile.

Decorative Stained Tile Tutorial

I prefer using ink pads because it will dry super fast, and I tend to be impatient when creating something I’m excited about. If the ink pad is too large for the image space you have, you can use a foam brush for the same effect. Once dry (about 30-60 seconds), peel off your vinyl stencil, and finish your tile with a clear sealant spray.

Decorative Stained Tile Tutorial

When creating a decorative tile, I enjoy staining it rather than applying vinyl because it gives it one flush look. You can also control the strokes with the ink for more depth to the image. Being able to customize a stencil using the Silhouette and Premium Vinyl is key to unleashing creativity. I no longer have to hunt in the stencil aisles for something that might work for the idea that I have. Unleash your creativity now by scoring on this great deal with Silhouette.

Here is the info for the Silhouette Promo once more:

1 Silhouette CAMEO
1 Roll of Premium Transfer Paper
-1 Roll of Black Premium Vinyl
1 Roll of White Premium Vinyl
All for $269.99 (MSRP $344.96)!!!!

PLUS, all vinyl rolls will be 40% off


Use the code SOMEWHAT at checkout!

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  1. I seriously love this post! Such a cute idea!

  2. What a fantastic idea!!! I’m going to try this although using stamp pads will be new to me. What colors would you recommend if you don’t have these ink pads?

    Also what kind of sealant spray did you use? Is it specifically for ink?

    Thanks so much for sharing your amazing idea!

    • Hi Donna!
      SO glad you like it!! I recommend starting with darker tones as they tend to only need one coat. Once you get the hang of using vinyl as a stencil, applying two coats won’t be as nerve racking. As long as the ink pad says “Solvent Ink” it will work on tile.
      I used a permanent aerosol spray sealer found at Hobby Lobby. It said on it “Waterproof” as well. I’m sorry, I don’t remember the name of it and have since been through that can. I’ve seen now that Krylon and Mod Podge make one as well.
      Come back and show us once you’ve done yours! I’d love to see!


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