Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Sharpie + Porcelain + Oven = personalised items!

I believe every crafter that browses the web in search for inspiration came across a version of this post before. If you haven't, however, here is a "must try" tip.

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...)

Use a sharpie to decorate porcelain
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!

Use a sharpie to decorate porcelain
This were made by Etsy shop Brookish, that sells them for about £10 each.

5 comments:

  1. Maigret, I made another one! Check the new post =)

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  2. does it smudge after being washed or does it stay put?

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  3. Im looking for a white cookie jar for my grandkids to write on, do you know where I can buy one ?
    could you email me at lavtay15@yahoo.com

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  4. Im looking for a white cookie jar for my grandkids to write on, do you know where I can buy one ?
    could you email me at lavtay15@yahoo.com

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