Hi friends, Welcome to the first Festive Friday! The project I tackled for this week's post is something that I've wanted to do for a long time – dot-painted china. I had visions of perfect presents dancing in my head when I set out to buy the supplies for this craft...and while my results were satisfactory, I'm also here to share a few hints and tips (because I didn't find this experience to be quite as easy as it looks!). First off, make a cup of tea, grab a couple of cookies, and turn on Hawaii 5-0 (it's still a little early for the Christmas tunes, I think). Next, gather your supplies. You will need:
- Plain white ceramics (I bought the mugs at Home Hardware for $2.50 each)
- Ceramic paint (such as Pébéo's Porcelain 150 and Porcelain Outliners)*
- A paint brush*
- Paint squeeze bottles (optional)
- Paper towels and baby wipes
- Pencil, paper, and tracing paper...and maybe a pin and a fine-tipped Sharpie
- Using flat, not curved mugs – or something super easy, such as a plate, platter or tray.
- Using the pin+Sharpie method from the get-go. Just use a marker colour that the paint will cover completely.
- Consider a paint substitution: Instead of the thinner, bottled paint, try the Porcelain Outliners for the dot-painting. The paint is just a bit thicker, and the fact that it comes in a tube means there's no need for any messy transferring.