Individualizing a dinner set so that you can ‘play' with your food at dinner time…
All we needed was:
Oil based Sharpie Paint Pens (which you can buy online at Jimnettes.co.za if your local art store does not keep stock) please note, regular Sharpies won’t work!
Ceramic dinner plates. The Sharpie colour range is beautiful and can cover any colour very well. The white looks great on coloured ceramics.
Rubbing alcohol to clean the item well before you start drawing (and remember to have clean hands too!).
Ear buds/cotton wool to fix up any mistakes.
1. Clean the ceramic items well and then draw your design. Clean up any mistakes with cottonwool earbuds and alcohol.
2. Let it dry for 72 hours (3 days)
3. Put your ceramic items in a cold oven, turn the oven on to 220C and when at that temperature, bake for 1 hour.
4. Turn the oven off and keep items in the oven until cooled off, only then take them out. If you don’t let the ceramics warm up slowly and cool down slowly, they might crack. A good idea is to do this late in the day so that the oven can cool off over night.
It is important to note that no matter what Sharpie tells you, this is not permanent, so best to hand wash your beautiful artworks.
Projects like this can work great as a party activity or even as a personalised gift.