Create Everyday Art | Ceramic Paint

May 23, 2020

Create Everyday Art | Ceramic Paint

Crafting beauty into everyday life can be easy to achieve for anyone!

With a little creativity and the right tools at your disposal, you can turn even the simplest things - like mugs or plates - into beautiful works of art. 

This tutorial will introduce you to the endless possibilities that ceramic paint and Adhesive Mesh Stencils from A Makers’ Studio can provide. 

Step 1: Paint Thinning

Make your glazes by mixing two parts - ceramic paint and one part - warm water.

Use Hot & Spicy ceramic paint if you want a beautiful tangerine background. 

Step 2: Dirty Pour

Looking for a unique, one-of-a-kind design?

Try doing your very own dirty pour project by pouring your paint over a mug or plate that you might be working on.

Move your ceramic or glass piece as you pour for better coverage.

Remember to wear gloves when working with thinned ceramic paint.

Step 3: Paint Manipulation

To create even more of a unique design, using a straw, blow through it to help spread the paint over areas you may want to have more color on.

You can also add more detail through recreating a reticulation pattern by applying paint using the tip of a fork.

You are now done with your first pass!

Dry your mug or plate for 1 to 1.5 hours before doing a second pass.

Step 4: Mix Your Colors

You can do a second pass by choosing complementary colors and applying them in additional layers.

When working with a plate, for instance, you can pour You're the Water to My Ocean to cover the middle part.

Then, mix the same color with some Green with Envy to create a different shade for the edges of your plate.

You can add some Tally Ho for some highlights, if you wish.

Step 5: Add More Detail

Apply one or both techniques as described in Step 3.

Step 6: Stencil Application

Choose the stencil that you want to use and stick it onto your mug or plate.

Use a brush to apply Black ceramic paint over your stencil.

Slowly peel your stencil off to avoid smears.

Some Reminders:

  • You can also make your glazes thinner or thicker (and use different consistencies for each layer of paint you apply) to help achieve various effects.
  • If you want to bake your mug or plate right after your first pass, feel free to do so. 
  • You should bake for 35 minutes at 325-350 degrees.
  • This same process can be used for glass items too.

Start turning simple items into works for art with these great products:

Hot & Spicy - Ceramic Paint

You're the Water to My Ocean - Ceramic Paint

Green with Envy - Ceramic Paint

Tally Ho - Ceramic Paint

Black - Ceramic Paint

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