Wednesday, July 18, 2012

DIY Wednesday: Handpainted dishes

I while back I was surfing the web and came upon some hand painted wine glasses (which I will likely tackle in another post) and I have been wanting to try something like that for a while now. I thought I would start with plates though.

Believe it or not, I got this idea from none other than Martha Stewart... although I doubt she will be showcasing anything like my dishware designs anytime soon. These ones are pretty generic and tame but I have another design in mind to go along with my deadly sugar cubes ;)

Here's what I used:

Plain white oven-safe dishes
Transfer paper
Scotch tape
Ballpoint pen
Fine detail paint brush
Food-safe ceramic paint (I used Pebeo Porcelaine 150)

Optional: Baby wipes

Here's how I did it:

Print or draw templates the same size that you want them to appear on
your dishes.
Cut transfer paper slightly larger than template. Place it under template,
  and tape both to plates.

Firmly trace template images with ballpoint pen.

 Paint away!
Remove any mistakes with baby wipes before the paint dries.

Allow paint to dry for at least 2 hours, then remove any peaking through transfer
lines with baby wipes

Bake dish in 300 degree (F) oven for 30 minutes to set paint.

The paints I used are dishwasher safe, so go ahead and wash them as usual.
The manufacturer does suggest that you place them in the top
rack of the dishwasher if possible.

Oh and here's a quick tip for you! If your dishes have super annoying price stickers stuck to them, try covering the stickers in olive oil and letting them sit for a bit (I left them overnight). It makes it much easier to remove the sticker glue.

1 comment:

  1. Kath! these are amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I literally couldn't stop adding exclamation marks ;) I'm really impressed. You should totally do these custom for people!