Did you know you can use a good old sharpie (permanent markers in general) to decorate porcelain?
It's simple and you can use any colour... Most people write a quote or a nice little playing sentence... I decided however to try to draw something... (mainly because I am not a fan of my handwriting and love owls too much...)
|Photo Credit: Zaira Brilhante, with Pentax K-x|
I used a pencil first to trace my drawing... Then I covered it with the marker. I kept next to me a tin with some hot water and cotton sticks. This way, if I made a mistake with the sharpie, I could quickly dip the cotton stick into the water, wipe it and dry the surface before I continued. When you finish, pop it in the oven for 30 minutes on 180°C or 350°F.
If you want to save money, why not to try it with the kids instead of a trip to the pottery shop? They would make great father's or mother's day gifts! Please, if you do try it email me pics and I will post or link them here!
|This were made by Etsy shop Brookish, that sells them for about £10 each.|