Make It: Pretty Painted Porcelain Plates!

created at: 03/01/2012

Hey, when I see an alliteration, I run with it!  And to be completely honest, these porcelain plates ARE pretty.  They’re also extremely easy to make and affordable to boot!   

Jennifer Hagler from A Merry Mishap has single-handedly convinced me to run to my local craft store (this instant!) and buy myself a porcelain pen… or five.  Not only are they cheap, cheap, cheap, but they come in all kinds of colors.  Imagine the possibilities, people! Continue Reading

DIYable Robot Cup and Saucer

One box of unwanted china + one black porcelain paint marker = a one robot-themed cup and saucer every robot-loving dork would love. (Hand goes up indicating my dork-ness.)

Prime-Number suggest that if we attempt this little project, we should practice our doodling on a spare ceramic tile to make sure the ink in the pen is flowing correctly. Also, it’s a good idea to use a pencil to space out your robots’ positions before you get started. Continue Reading

How to Decorate Your Own Tea Set

Using two cups and saucers she found at her local thrift store, Aya created a one-of-a-kind tea set. Can’t draw? Aya suggests writing a poem or a favorite quote on your dishes instead.

To make a set for yourself, you’ll need:

  • a tea set (Aya says whites work best.)
  • Pebeo Porcelain 150 in Turquoise
  • Pebeo Porcelain 150 pen in black
  • a paint brush
  • tissue paper
  • a jar for water

To read the entire tutorial, follow this jump. Continue Reading

How to make cold porcelain

Until I spotted Diane’s post on Craftstylish, I had no idea you could actually make porcelain. Sure, you can do the polymer clay route, but this DIY method is so much more awesome. Diane says cold porcelain is the perfect medium to make small objects and jewelry bobbles.

To make cold porcelain, you’ll need:

  • 3/4 cup white glue
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon cold cream (like Pond’s)
  • 1 teaspoon glycerin
  • 1 cup cornstartch + a bit more for dusting your hands
  • an old saucepan and spoon

To see Diane’s entire tutorial, follow this jump. Continue Reading