Mexican Concrete Tiles
Do you have a weakness for tiles like me? I love all kinds of tiles, especially from Mexico. Though since it’s quite a travel to the West Coast from here, I tried to bring a little bit of Mexico into my own home by making and painting my own tiles.
You will need:
► Concrete Mix/ Plaster of Paris
► Plastic molds or DIY cardboard molds
► Acrylic paint (white and blue)
► Prepare your molds. I used cardboard, I cut out a rectangular piece and taped the boarders onto that piece.
► Mix the concrete or plaster of Paris until it is a thick paste.
► Pour the concrete/ plaster of Paris into your molds, about 2cm high.
► Let it dry according to the instructions on the packaging.
► The concrete was gray, so to have a better base I painted it white with acrylic paint.
► Choose your pattern and with a small brush paint it onto the tile.
► Let everything dry and seal it with a sealer for acrylic paint.
I personally liked the concrete better, it just looked more like a tile and it was nicer to paint, the color holds really well too. When you finished with your tiles, you can use them for a bunch of things, as coasters, for example, or you can really paint so many, that you can tile your kitchen backsplash. Endless possibilities…