Painted dishes are a bit of a repeat for my Second Helpings posts, but then knowing “I paint everything!” you can figure I’ve painted quite a few dishes, and these are definitely in keeping with the season.
I painted an entire set of black glazed dishes including dinner plates, bowls, cups and saucers with winter evergreens, holly berries, ivy and acorns.
I had fun with the cups and saucers, assigning 1, 2, 3 or 4 holly berries to each set. Just in cases.
We needed more than four dinner plates however, and being out of the black glazed plates, I decided to paint four white ones, and I used another Pebeo product for added oomph.
The new Pebeo product is the Pebeo Cloisonne Outliner. It comes in a bunch of colors — I’ve gotten it in black, white, red, and turquoise — and my favorites, the metallics: Copper, Vermeil and Gold.
It’s a dimensional outliner, so after you paint with the Pebeo Porcelaine 150 then you apply this last. Make sure it sticks to the surface — don’t leave gaps between it and the plate, but don’t be too gloppy or it will fall off or get knocked off later when you are using the dishes.
Have fun with it. It’s a little like icing a holiday cookie — only you bake it after you ice it, and I don’t recommend you take a bite (though I have certainly bitten into some Christmas cookies that were as hard and tasteless as I’d guess these plates would be) — Ok, ok I’m done.
Remember, you may not be able to play with your food, but you can always play with your dishes!