What you need
- Ceramic mugs, plates & tiles. White seems to give the best result.
- Ceramic paint/pen. Available from craft stores and Spotlight.
- Paint brushes. Different thicknesses give different results.
How to do it
- Read instructions on label of paint or pen first!
- Wash and thoroughly dry your mug, plate or tile.
- You may want to do a rough sketch/plan of your design on a piece of paper.
- Create your masterpiece.
- Allow to dry for recommended time (usually 24 hours).
- “Cook” in oven as per instructions on label.
- If you make a mistake with your design, it can be washed off any time before you “cook” it. Wipe “mistake” off with a damp cloth. Allow to dry before repainting.
- Painted mugs can be used as a gift – filled with nuts/lollies/sewing items, small tools & nails, seed packets etc and wrapped in cellophane.
- Painted plates could be used as place setting indicators.
- Painted tiles can be hung on doors and walls inside or on fences and gates outside to spread the festive cheer!
- Plates might be easier for small children to work with.
- You can buy white mugs and plates from many “$2 type” shops or search the local op shop!
- In this craft, “less is best”. The paint will dry more evenly and is less inclined to “run” – especially on mugs – when used thinly.
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