Hello [re]designers! Today, we have a really exciting post on how to use our concrete paver system to create wall decor tiles using plaster! These tiles can be colored or customized to match your home decor and we have 9 different stencil patterns to choose from-even better! Our home decor team member, Magdalena of Secret Garden Chic has shared the steps on how she created them...
These tiles are lightweight, so no need to worry about hanging them on your walls or adding them as an accent to a larger project.
This is one of the paver stencils she used called, Meknes (634032)
Another style she used is this one called Marrakesh (634025)
To start, choose the stencil pattern you wish to use. You will need plaster bandages. These were used way back in the day to build casts. These bandages will give the plaster of paris strength to keep the plaster from breaking and help build up the thickness of the tile itself.
Prepare your plaster of paris according to packaging directions-water and powder mixed together. Make sure you use a large enough container to run the bandages through the mixture. Place the stencil in the mould, dredge the bandages into water and then dredge again in the plaster of paris mixture.
Start layering your strips over the stencil-completely cover it. Add more plaster mixture as you go. But be sure to have the bandages added between each layer until you have reached your desired thickness.
It should look like this for each layer. Magdalena said she created three layers in total for her original tiles. For this step by step-she did just one to give everyone the idea of what a single layer looks like.
Once it has dried, you can remove it from the mould. Then peel off the stencil to reveal the pattern. Magdalena said her tiles took about 30 minutes to dry in the mould. Again-the drying time will depend on how many layers you have. More layers will mean more dry time.
This is a side view of the tile once she removed it from the mould. Pretty cool-right?
A close up of the surface-it's perfectly imperfect!
Now you are ready to customize. Choose paint colors, waxes, glazes, anything you wish to get the look you want to match your decor or project.
Aren't these wonderful? She has amazing ideas and we are so happy that she shared this one with our readers! Be sure to follow her on social media to see all of the amazing projects she creates using our DIY tools and more.