Use the decoupage technique and glue dry leaves on tiles. How to decoupage:
- Make sure that the surface of the tile to be decoupaged is clean, smooth and dry. Seal any porous surfaces with matt emulsion paint.
- Decide how you want to arrange the leaves on the tile. Leaves can be in any design and can overlap each other.
- When you are satisfied with your layout, paint some sealant on the reverse side of your first leaf. Place it in position, press down gently and rub over it with your fingers or a damp sponge to smooth away any air bubbles and excess glue. Repeat this process with each leaf. When all your leaves have been glued onto the tiles, paint two coats of sealant over the surface for protection. Allow the first one to dry before you apply the second coat.
The beauty of decoupage is that if you do not like your design or layout you can always re-do it before applying the final layer of varnish. To do this, just soak off the water-based sealant and leaves by submerging the tiles in water. Ensure the object’s surface is properly dry before you start again.
When the two coats are completely dry, on the top paint one layer of wall paper glue. Position the tissue paper on top of the tile as one piece. Use your fingers to press it down onto the tile to squeeze out any air bubbles. Use a rubber roller to roll over the paper and smooth it out. Allow to dry. When completely dry cut away any excess tissue paper with a pair of scissors or craft knife.