ITAC 2017 – Challenge 2

Hello all,

I am back this week to share with you my submission for the 2nd Challenge in the ITAC 2017 tournament.  Theme: Asia


One of the inspiration elements was to include “tiles, ceramic, pantiles, glazed tiles, or their designs”.   I love working with tumbles stone tiles and decided to build my project around that element.

Finished piece, framed:

ITAC.17 Challenge 2 Asia photo 1

Finished piece, unframed.

ITAC.17 Challenge 2 Asia photo 2

Key Elements:

  • I was inspired by the intricate graphics of the various Mandala images that I found online and brought that element into my design by using texture paste and a stencil.  The Mini Screen Print Stencil from TCW was a perfect match for this project and allowed me to create interest and texture to the background
  • Cheese cloth was applied to the background as well to bring in a textile element that added additional depth and texture.
  • Pearl Ex pigment powders were used to color the piece (applied using a matte medium).  Colors used were Spring Green, Duo Red-Blue, Duo Blue-Green.
  • A hand stamped 4 x 4 inch stone tile is the focal point of this piece.  This tile was stamped on using stamps by The Angel Company (Asian themed stamps) as well as a hand-carved (by me) lotus flower image.
  • The project was embellished with mini-glass tiles ( upper and lower corners) as well as Asian coins and a “Blessing” script.
  • As far as Geometric patterns, there are all over this project.  Lines, squares, circles etc…

Hope you enjoy this project!

Happy Day!


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