Fine Art on Ceramics Taken to Another Level by Gildn'Tile

Tiles by Progression

Vectored art sample tile (4.25" x 4.25")
Vectored art sample tile (4.25" x 4.25") | Source
Vectored art sample tile (6" x 6")
Vectored art sample tile (6" x 6") | Source
Vectored art sample tile (4.25" x 4.25")
Vectored art sample tile (4.25" x 4.25") | Source
 Aztec dragon  with partial gild (4.25" x 4.25")
Aztec dragon with partial gild (4.25" x 4.25") | Source
The same dragon fully gilded (4.25" x 4.25")
The same dragon fully gilded (4.25" x 4.25") | Source
Aztec face with partial gild signed (6" x 6")
Aztec face with partial gild signed (6" x 6") | Source
Same face fully gilded signed (6" x 6")
Same face fully gilded signed (6" x 6") | Source
Original watercolor (6" x 8")
Original watercolor (6" x 8") | Source
Manipulated photo from a 1977 concert of E. L. & P. Drummer Carl Palmer. (4.25" x 4.25")
Manipulated photo from a 1977 concert of E. L. & P. Drummer Carl Palmer. (4.25" x 4.25") | Source
Hand gilded wolf (4.25" x 4.25")
Hand gilded wolf (4.25" x 4.25") | Source
Reverse gilded wolf (4.25" x 4.25")
Reverse gilded wolf (4.25" x 4.25") | Source
Gilded horse (4.25" x 4.25")
Gilded horse (4.25" x 4.25") | Source
Gilded wolf on marbled tile (6" x  6")
Gilded wolf on marbled tile (6" x 6") | Source
Gilded moose (4.25" x 4.25")
Gilded moose (4.25" x 4.25") | Source
Gilded pelican scene (4.25" x 4.25")
Gilded pelican scene (4.25" x 4.25") | Source

Gildn'Tile

The concept of printing or decorating tiles has been around since tiles have been produced so what Gildn'Tile is doing is not totally new but is just taking what already existed to a whole new level. About a year ago we found a resin based material that could be printed on our professional home based printer that produced quality images that could then be transfered to just about any non porous substrate with results that are nothing short of amazing. Imagine anything from fine art to high quality photos and something as simple as just text being viewed on items like ceramic, wood or marble tiles. In fact it goes beyond that, it can be applied to just about anything. For folks like Justin and I (my photography and Justin's art skills) this opened possibilities we could in the past only dream about. It started out simple with taking a basic piece of line art and applying it to a 4.25" x 4.25" white ceramic tile. It took several weeks of trial and error to master the application and once that was out of the way the fun began. Next came the thought to try a photo and while that was a bit more tricky it worked out fine also. At that point, never being able to just be satisfied, Justin decided to take it all a step further and came up with what is an age old technique of using an art form known as gilding. Gilding is a process of using a metal like gold or silver in the form of foil, better known as leaf ( like the aluminum foil we all use in the kitchen) to decorate objects like pottery and even picture frames. The reflective property of these metals make for a most impressive presentation that can't be duplicated by simple paints though there is a method that involves a powdered version of these same metals that when added to a base works nicely. Justin decided that this gilding process could be combined with what we were already doing to come up with a piece of art unlike anything else being done. By using a verigated (multi-colored) foil instead of the traditional gold, silver and copper foil he was able, with his keen eye and steady hand, to take gilding to another level. Here are some scans that will show you the progression from the basic gray scale vectored art featuring John Lennon and Jim Morrison to the vectored color Presidential seal and so on, ending with the fine art gilded animals that to me are so stunning they're hard to describe and I might add fairly hard to scan or photograph properly to get the full effect. These are scans, which show you a good look at how they appear when viewed straight on but only show one view. When viewed from all other perspectives and adding in the factor of available light they take on a completely different look. Enough rambling, go take a look and let us know if you like what we're doing. One of my favorite things about the project is that we can do custom work, so really there are no limits to what can be accomplished. We both thank you for taking time to check out our work and if you're interested shoot us an e-mail at Gildntile35@hotmail.com. or check out our new temporary website (the main one is still under construction) at http://www.wix.com/jkistner35/gildn-tile and purchase one for yourself or a friend. All pieces are one of a kind and cannot be duplicated exactly. Peace!!

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Wesman Todd Shaw 5 years ago from Kaufman, Texas

You sorry folker with your ebay and hubpages account! ~bubble bubble, toil and trouble!~

~wts gets all covetous~

Dude, this shit is awesome, really; and as much as like classic rock - the animal themes, and the other themes on down towards the med section to the bottom are the ones that are mind blowing beautiful, and especially were they tiles in my home!

(of course I'd need to have a home . . . .um,.. .er. . .not the one on wheels that I do have - but fuck, I'd imagine that they could be put into rv's as well)


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justom 5 years ago from 41042 Author

Thanks Todd, I agree. The ones that are gilded are my favorites too and would look good anywhere. I have stands for them or I can put rubber feet on the bottom so they can lay flat and I can attach a hanger to the back so you can put them on the wall too. I've had that ebay account for 11 years so I can always put a couple of extra bucks in my pocket when needed (which is really always:-P) I'm glad you like em' man, let's get this ball rolling.


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vrbmft 5 years ago from Yucaipa, California

WOW! Tile on! Thanks for sharing not only the finished product but the process. Very fine work.

Vern


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justom 5 years ago from 41042 Author

Hey Vern, thanks, hope all's been well with you bro! Peace!! Tom


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twentyfive 5 years ago

Stunning tiles! I'm so fascinated by your art. Loved the gilded wolf and the way you reverse it. Just amazing!


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PETER LUMETTA 5 years ago from KENAI, ALAKSA

Beautiful work and a fine HUB. Thanks for sharing.


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Alladream74 5 years ago from Oakland, California

How innovative! I think these will do well on the market


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justom 5 years ago from 41042 Author

twentyfive, thanks, I knew you'd like this stuff. I like that reverse wolf too. I'm going to have to do another hub because there are about another 50+ finished that have yet to be scanned so stay tuned! I always appreciate your great comments! Peace!!


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justom 5 years ago from 41042 Author

Hi Peter, thanks so much, I'm glad you liked it enough to take time to comment. Peace!!


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justom 5 years ago from 41042 Author

Alladream74, thanks man, that's especially good to hear coming from another artist. I need to get to some of you hubs and check out your work! Peace!!


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twentyfive 5 years ago

Can't wait to see your other collections :) I'm so impressed. You and Justin are oozing with talents. Peace and cheers!


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justom 5 years ago from 41042 Author

twentyfive thank you so much for your kind words! Peace!!


Fallen Valkyrie 5 years ago

Absolutely stunning artwork! I can only imagine the depth and beauty in the actual tiles. Thanks so much for sharing!


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jandee 5 years ago from Liverpool.U.K

Hello Justom, always nice to see John! I liked the wolf-liked all the stuff. Very good luck to you both,best from jandee


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justom 5 years ago from 41042 Author

Fallen Valkrie, Wow, thanks we really love the tiles too but it's always great when other folks enjoy them. You're quite welcome! Peace!!


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justom 5 years ago from 41042 Author

Hey jandee, thanks glad you stopped through to check them out. Hope you're doing well. Peace!!


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skeeter747 5 years ago

Good hub. Enjoyed the read thanks! from Ang


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justom 5 years ago from 41042 Author

Thanks Ang! Hope you liked the scans too :-P Peace


Jean Bakula 5 years ago

Wow! Your work is beautiful! Of course I love the ones of John Lennon and Jim Morrison, but Aztec things really interest me. And I used to have a husky with blue eyes that howled at the moon. I think you are really onto something great here. Keep up the good work!


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justom 5 years ago from 41042 Author

Thanks a lot Jean, Justin has some more Aztec stuff done and some cool Egyptian tiles too...and some more animals. I know those blue eyes you're talking about, they don't even look real. Maybe I'll have him do one with those bright blue eyes. I hope we're on to something, It's great fun. Thanks again! Peace!!


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Mimi721wis 5 years ago

Justtom. Much success. Love this art.


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justom 5 years ago from 41042 Author

Thanks Mimi, it's coming together. I'm glad you like it! Peace!!


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Micky Dee 5 years ago

Very nicely done Tom. God bless brother man!


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justom 5 years ago from 41042 Author

Good to hear from you brother, glad you liked the hub! Peace!!


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Wesman Todd Shaw 5 years ago from Kaufman, Texas


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justom 5 years ago from 41042 Author

Nice work Todd, I think when the website is up it will make everything much easier!! You know your work is much appreciated!!


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Wesman Todd Shaw 5 years ago from Kaufman, Texas

I can give you "the keys" to that blog if you want to change it up or anything. If I can remember what my password is for that I'll just send it to you.

I submitted that on Reddit.com today, and sometimes that place is a HUGE traffic source.


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justom 5 years ago from 41042 Author

Dude it's fine, no need to change anything...except what we can put in our pockets>-P


chillaxing 5 years ago from NC

Your work is really beautiful. I create using polymer cla,(pendants, beads, eggs).

I have been thinking about trying to make mosaics using polymer clay.


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justom 5 years ago from 41042 Author

Thanks chillaxing, I just got back from a vacation in Maine and while I was there I visited a chain saw artist who's wife does some of the most stunning bead work I've seen. I'd like to see some of your work!


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jandee 3 years ago from Liverpool.U.K

Justom,hello was just watching an old 'Rolling Stones video from 71 and was reminded of you re. hells angels lot------------back to video now,

best from jandee-------------had to say hello eh!!


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justom 3 years ago from 41042 Author

Hi Jandee, good to hear from you, I've been lame about HP but an trying to at least get back with some of the folks, like you, that I really like. The Stones are still kicking it, it's kinda' hard to believe. They're not my Hells Angels :-) though I have known bikers with those kinds of ties and never had a problem with them. Glad to hear from you again and hope all's well with you! Peace!! Tom


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jandee 3 years ago from Liverpool.U.K

Hello Tom,

I know what you mean re. H.A I was watching the Stones when violence broke out and some lad got stabbed -that was the reference I meant ! It reminded me of one of your hubs about festivals.

HP.? WoW the forums treacherous waters..... So sad and terrible about the School children and teachers-heroine's really.

Good to hear from you and good luck from Liverpool,

jandee


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justom 3 years ago from 41042 Author

Jandee, I knew what you meant, that was at Altamont in California. I was just disassociating myself with the violence. Never understood why a biker gang would be hired as security. I NEVER visit the forums because of what I hear about them. Yes, depressing about those children, Only 5-10 years old, heartbreaking really. Take care there in Liverpool :-)

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