Friday, June 23, 2017

Unicorn SPiT Backsplash DIY

I've been wanting a backsplash for a while now but didn't want to commit to something that I would get tired of in a few years...... Finally I sat down and figured out how to make one that I could remove!  This is a terrific project for renters if you want to add some spice to your kitchen and take it with you when you leave.  Plus, I used wood for my tiles and they were easy to cut and super light compared to tile!  The fun part was painting the tiles with Unicorn SPiT with my fingers!  Who knew finger painting could look so chic?!  Remember, take risks, think of alternatives and always 
Make Your Mark!
Gorgeous glossy wood tiles
An up-close of my finger painting skills

Watch how I made it here!
Plywood (cut to size you're tiling)

1. Figure out how many tiles you'll need to cover your backsplash
2. Create a paper template to use as a guide for cutting your tiles to fit the corners and edges
3.  Carefully cut on a bandsaw, scroll saw or jigsaw with a fine blade
4.  Finalize your pattern
5.  Edge each tile with Dragon's Belly
6.  Squirt Zia Teal, Blue Thunder and more Dragon's Belly
7.  Use your fingers to blend the colors
8.  Paint the 1/4" plywood in copper and let dry
9.  Place the painted tiles back on the plywood and glue down with E-6000
10.  Mix the Glaze Coat according to directions and pour over your tiles
*Lift the boards a bit so that the extra Glaze Coat can drip off the edges
11.  Smooth out the Glaze Coat with a sponge brush
12.  Pop the bubbles with a small torch or long arm lighter
Double stick tape to your wall and you're done!
 Love it!


  1. This is absolutely beautiful, I love it. We are building a corded wood house and I think it will fit in to the idea of it. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I really like the overall idea of these! What I want to know is this: can this be done with CARDBOARD instead of using wood? Many (MANY) years ago I saw some incredible tiles made from cardboard, etching powders, and another product that made the item's design raise with the use of a heat gun. They were beautiful but I've never found that online since! IF I can get the same general effect from these new products using cardboard then I'm in business to do my own backsplash!

    1. I often use cardboard with resin and it works beautifully. I'd give it a try!