Garden Art with Roof Tiles and more.
Hang a tile in the garden.
This is a beautiful way to feature your finished roof tile. It adds interest and helps guide the bouganvilla up around tile to frame it.
There are so many applications for this art form. It's easy to do!
What is a roofing tile?
Roofing tile's come in a wide range of materials and preformed shapes. Each type of roofing tile is designed to create a pattern when tiling a roof. The 4 most common popular styles or patterns are clay and concrete roof tiles. They are concave and some are S shape so they can interlock. Concrete roof tile is beautiful as well as duable and safe. It's virtually maitntenience free. I like the single concave roof tile for creating roof tile art.
Some other types include:
- Mission Tile.
- French Tile.
- Interlocking Shingle Tile.
- Spanish Tile.
- Vintage Tile.
Highly sought after antique Italian Terra Cotta tiles are beautiful but costly.
Types of roof tiles
- New Clay Roofing Tile | Salvaged Historic Vintage Roofing Tile | Concrete Roof Tiles | Tile Roof Fit
New and salvaged historic vintage clay and concrete roofing tiles and fittings for the repair, restoration and installation of clay and concrete tile roofs.
Rare Old Terracotta painted roof tile.
A rare old terracotta roof tile by one of the most famous Renaissance portrait artists in Deruta, Alvaro Binaglia, whose best pieces are owned by the local Museum of Ceramics. Our collection of Italian artistic ceramics features many masterpieces by Alvaro, each of them painstakingly hand painted and hand glazed to achieve its precious antique patina. Created as decorative piece, this beautiful roof tile can also be used as a unique ornamental wall lamp.
Terra Cotto - Italian:Baked Earth
As I was doing my research on roof tiles, I came across; Il Glicine Beautiful Hand Painted/Decopoupaged Antique Italian Roof Tile from Massa Marittima, Italy.
Marittima, Italy is of the province of Grosseto southern Tuscany, Italy. There are mineral springs, mines of iron,mercury,lignite and coper.
These tiles are around 215 years old.
Repurposing the tile.
About 7 years ago we put a new roof on our home. Of course after any construction job there are generally left over materials. Rightfully so, the contractors might run into a problem and they need to match the material.
We have a pile of about 20. I was dying to get rid of them but what to do? They are in perfectly good condition. To heavy to transport anywhere in my car. Being the artist that I am, I decided to make a piece of art. It was so easy and had just the right element of rustic I was looking for. Come to find out I'm not the first to discover this art form.
I recently made tiles with california missions on them for a class project. So I decided to use the same process on the roof tile. Decopauge!
If you Google Roof Tile Art, you will see all the amazing art you can make from a single roof tile.
Supplies you'll need.
- Roof tile.
- Print of your choice, printed on lightweight paper.
- Modge Podge.
- Krylon matte selant uva/uvb protectant.
- sponge brushes.
- Medium strike matches (to dreckle the edges of print)
My first garden art with a roof tile.
Made from Roof Tiles
- made from roof tiles on Pinterest | Garden Edging, Terracotta and Tile
Explore Lyons Roofing's board "made from roof tiles" on Pinterest, a visual bookmarking tool that helps you discover and save creative ideas | See more about Garden Edging, Terracotta and Tile.
Tea light sconces
On the inside of a concave roof tile is a lip. Perfect for attaching a tea light holder and a tea light. As in the photo above. There are several ways to attach a candle or votive holder.
How would you use a decorated roof tile?
Decopauge has been around for many years. It is the art of decorating an object by glueing colored paper cutout's onto in combination with special paint effects, gold leaf and so on.
Each layer is sealed with varnishes until the stuck on appearance disappears and the result looks like a painting or inlay.
The traditional technique used up to 30-40 layers of varnish which were sanded to a polished finish. Today the process is much less time consuming. With products that are fast drying as well as quick and easy to use.
Now there are spray sealants to protect your piece, should you decide to put it outdoors, that will also protect it from the harmful ultraviolet ray's of the sun and prevent fading.