Making Tiles From Moulds

December 13, 2019

This instructional video demonstrates the process of making moulds for polymer clay tiles. Making moulds allows you to reverse the image, making a previously embedded image protrude from the tile. This is fantastic for creating words or decorative feature tiles. The basic steps are as follows:

  1. Condition your Premo clay - you an use scraps of clay to make the moulds
  2. Embed objects into the clay such as wooden flourishes, shells, leaves, twigs etc
  3. Bake the clay in an oven for 30 minutes on 130 degrees, then allow to cool
  4. Condition and roll out your clay for making your tiles
  5. Press the mould into the clay until you get a good impression
  6. If the mould doesn't release well from the clay use a small amount of talcum powder as the releasing agent
  7. Cut the tile to shape
  8. Apply Pearl Ex or Mica powder to the tile if desired
  9. Bake in the oven

Making tiles with Polymer Clay gives you a huge amount of creative freedom that just isn't available with commercially made tiles. You have an almost unlimited choice of colours and the tiles can be made to size. You can also choose to theme them or create words or quotes to be added to your mosaic. The tiles made in the process are suitable for both indoor and outdoor applications where they are not exposed to direct sunlight.