Make a Painting on Tile With Unicorn Spit!

Michelle McCaughtry
by Michelle McCaughtry
4 Materials
20 Minutes
I went to a traveling art pub painting event and it was a blast. This got my wheels spinning and I thought "I can do this with unicorn spit." Here goes:
I used a white wall tile and unicorn spit in Finchi Fran (gold sparkle), squirrel (dark brown) White ning, and Patina Peacock (blue sparkle), small bottle is zia teal and looks like I forgot to take a picture of the purple I used - Purple hill majesty..
I added lines of the spit to the tile, the brown being the beach, then the patina peacock being the water with some zia teal lines mixed in. Then some purple hill majesty, the finchi fran gold and zia teal and white for the sky. My water spray bottle is in the background. For unicorn spit be sure to use filtered water for your spritzing or diluting. Tap water can have minerals that interact with the spit - not in a good way.
Lightly mist the spit with water and cover with a piece of painters plastic
I then smeared across from left to right to blend the colors, and used my fingers a bit to move the lines the way I wanted them to look...
It's pretty abstract at this point. The awesome thing about unicorn spit is you can do whatever you want with it - add more color, move color around....etc
Since I smeared from left to right I made sure to pull up my plastic from left to right
I decided it needed more "texture" so I added a sun in unicorn spit phoenix fire and took a small paint brush and pulled lines thru my spit, and pulled the left side up to look like beach grass. I loved how it turned out.
I sealed to with triple thick glaze to give it a nice glossy finish. My husband thought the tile looked great and has it propped up on his computer desk. If he wants to hang it up eventually I would just glue a picture hanger sawtooth onto the back of the tile....This was a fun easy project! The hardest part is waiting for the sealer to dry....icon
Suggested materials:
  • Unicorn spit   (online vendors or Home Depot, Joann Fabric)
  • Painters plastic   (Menards)
  • Small paintbrush
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  • PruBelle PruBelle on Aug 21, 2019

    Did you do one coat of Triple Thick Sealer? How long did it take to dry? I want to do a laundry room floor. I may or may not use Unicorn Spit, but was wondering about the sealer. Thank you! Wonder if it would hold up under washing machine and dryer?

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