Looking for the perfect tile pattern? Make your own! Install a kitchen backplash that showcases your own handbrushed designs.

Updated June 30, 2016
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How to do it

Part 1

Step 1

Determine how many tiles you need for your backsplash. Wash each tile surface with dishwashing liquid; dry with a towel. Wipe each with a cotton ball dipped in rubbing alcohol; let dry.

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Step 2

Brush paint on tiles in desired patterns or lines; let dry 1 hour.

Step 3

Arrange tiles on a baking sheet and place in a cool oven; set temperature to 350° and bake 30 minutes. Turn heat off and let tiles cool completely in oven. Let rest at least 72 hours.

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Step 4

Follow manufacturer's directions for mat. Adhere tiles tightly, without grout (which can damage painted surface of tiles). Tiles can be cleaned with gentle cleaner; never scratch or rub them.

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