1 ceramic tile, any size/color you want (I used the 4x4, and you can get these
very cheap at home supply stores like HomeBase or Lumberjack, they are
bathroom/kitchen tiles actually. They cost between 15 cents and 1 dollar+ apiece
and come in different colors/sizes.)
Acrylic paints in assorted colors, 2oz. bottles (These you can get cheap at
craft and hobby supply stores, they cost under $2 apiece and you can get
them on sale, especially around the holidays.)
Clear shellac in a spray can or the brush-on kind (acquire at craft/hobby
supply store also.)
Small art paintbrush (if using the brush-oh shellac, get a larger paintbrush or
one of those sponge brushes with the handle, this type of shellac is thick.)
Round item to trace
Something to put your paints in (old egg cartons work great for this or you can
get cheap palettes at craft/hobby stores.)
If you want to paint a color background on the tile, do this first and let fully
dry, otherwise leave plain. Then trace your pentacle circle on the tile using
the can bottom. Draw the rest of your pentacle inside the circle. Using your
paints and paintbrush, go over your tracings, using any color you like. You can
add designs, element colors, anything you want on your tile, make it your own!
While you work visualize energy flowing into your tile, filling it with positive
energy and empowering it. When you are done painting, set the tile somewhere
where it will not be disturbed so it can dry. After it us dry, paint or spray
the clear shellac over it to seal the paints so they won't scratch or chip off.
Make sure to spray outside or in a well ventilated area over newspapers. Let dry
fully, the thicker you shellac is the longer it will take. Consecrate and bless
your tile if you wish and place on your altar, or put away until you are ready
to use it. You are done and now have an original altar tile!
This can be done to create all sorts of tiles for many purposes, to give as
gifts or just to make your own to use or for decorations, trivets, etc. I have
used glitter on some of mine and you can use all sorts of items like shells,
beads, stones and crystals, fabric, small mirrors, etc.