If you’ve got plain dinner plates at home that could do with some decorating, ensure you use the right paint so that it is safe to eat off of the plates. Use ceramic paint that says “non-toxic” on the label; these paints should be water-based. Painting the plates themselves is a simple process.
Things You'll Need
- Clean cloth
- Tracing paper
- Ceramic paint
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Wipe the plate with a clean dry cloth to ensure there is no dirt or grease on the surface.
Draw the outline of your pattern onto the ceramic using a pencil. Use tracing paper if you do not want to draw freehand. Use stencils if you wish.
Hold the outliner tube as if it was a pen and squeeze. Cover the pencil outline with the outliner. Allow to dry for an hour.
Squeeze a little ceramic paint onto a palette or similar surface and dip in your paintbrush. Apply the paint onto the plate as desired.
Put the plate into the oven and set it to gas mark 4 or 5 or to 350 to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Bake for 35 minutes.
Turn off the oven and open the door to allow the plate to cool completely before taking it out.