Studio Tile Project
The exterior design of my studio had to match our house, so it is cream-colored stucco - BLAND! I added green doors to liven it up a bit.
Then another idea began to emerge. As they were building the studio, I noticed a pile of tile pieces that they had discarded when tiling the bathroom. I thought - hmmm - what can I do with those? So I kept the tiles.
I host a family art project each year at the holidays, and I decided that it would be fun to paint tiles. I thought that would be an easy, colorful project.
As I was experimenting with the process to prepare for the holiday project, inspiration struck! The studio walls - THAT'S where they go! So as our family painted, we decided that was the perfect place for them. A variety of methods were used - alcohol inks, regular fluid acrylics, designs using glue as resist, and even acrylic texture mediums.
The result is that I have a unique collection of many colors and styles, painted by some of my family and myself. I cannot imagine a better way to liven up a bland stucco wall. And a great way to recycle tile pieces!
This is a "living" wall - and we will continue to paint tiles and add to the fun. So check back for updates. We still have some very creative family members who will be visiting soon!