Hi my sweet friends. I hope you all had a good weekend.
We celebrated our youngest son's 10th birthday this weekend and I finally got to see 'Dark Knight Rising'....sooooo good! :)
Hubby had taken the boys to see it when it first came out and was eager for me to see it...now I understand why.
This time I received the various
Glass Enamel paints.
Glass Enamel paints.
Admittedly, I have never worked with enamel paints before and it took a little experimenting to achieve the results I wanted. I also tend to be my biggest critic so even though hubby would throw in a 'cute' here and there while working on a piece, I ended up washing off the paint several times. I realize that I was trying to reinvent the wheel...
So I decided to go with what I'm comfortable with, but looked to Anthropologie for some inspiration...
The smaller plate on the right was my inspiration and with the magic of photo editing, I was able to virtually incorporate it into my own photo. Neat huh?
I purchased a couple of white ceramic plates at the DS and got to work...
1) Prepared the surface by washing with some dish soap and water (you can also apply some rubbing alcohol with a paper towel).
2) As the consistency of the paint is thick, I diluted with some water to get a watercolor effect.
3) 'Dropped' some of the paint onto the top of the plate and held it upright so the paint would drip towards the bottom. Allowed the paint to dry for a few minutes (but if you want to expedite the drying process, you can use a hair dryer set to medium or a table fan).
4) I then went to work by using the paints just like normal acrylic paints. The paint goes on very translucent so in order to acquire a darker more vivid shade, allow paint to dry in between and apply layers.
5) Allow paint to cure for 4 days.
6) Place in non preheated oven at 275F for 30 minutes and allow to cool with oven door open.
Please note that even though the paint is non-toxic, it is not recommended for food use.
Dab a little bit of paint from the writer tip....
...and then spread the paint with a natural bristle brush.
I used the new 3D paint to create this fun patterned plate....
If you're not overly comfortable with your free hand abilities, DecoArt also
offers an array of stick on stencils specifically made to be used for this paint.
The possibilities are endless...
For more fun projects using GlossEnamels, go here or visit DecoArt on Fb
I also wanted to take a moment to say hello and welcome to all of the new members of the creative team. I can't wait to start posting on a regular basis so you may get to know me a little better. To those of you who have walked with me for a while....thank you for being here.
ps - I have been rearranging and sprucing up my Pinterest boards. I also added a little 'Pin it' button at the bottom of the posts just in case you wanted to 'pin'. It makes it a little bit easier for you...:)
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