1.06.2011

ceramic paints

 I just started playing around with these porcelaine paints for the first time this past week. They become permanent by baking them in a home oven for 35 minutes which is so easy and neat. 

This is my tester mug (I bought it at the dollar store). I had a hard time getting even lines, and my paint on my palate dried quicker than I would have liked. But at the time I didn't realize I could have thinned the paints with water which would have helped the situation. Alex was honest and told me he wasn't really into it, but I think it was thicker and goopy aspects of the tester he was turned off from. We shall see if I can get it tighter... I do see promise in this project. Plus, it is fun to paint on functional objects. Even if it doesn't turn out to be something I make for my shop, it is exciting to play around with. It would also make for some great birthday presents too. I will share my next trials soon.

5 comments:

Liz said...

Morning Kelc! When I looked into this neat art form for myself, I saw that they make these paints in marker form... fine tip and brush. It seemed to me that you might get better control with those. Something to try after the paint runs out? I think they look really nice. Enjoy the experimenting, I love seeing what you come up with. Lets talk soon!

Missouri Bend Paper Works said...

Kelcey...you're going to go place with this! The first tries may not be what you want, but I can totally see an extension of your work on these funtional objects! I'll look forward to seeing how they develop! FUN!

Frivolitea said...

I think this is a wonderful experiment! Decorative plates next? Danny Seo over at the Daily Danny blog paints silhouettes on white plates he buys at Goodwill. Great idea for upcycling!

Caren said...

oooh la la!

Devon said...

Right when these mugs hit Etsy, I'm getting one! I LOVE THEM!