Wednesday, July 16, 2008
What To Do On A Smokey Day
Last year, someone on the Garden Junk forum, made some really cute painted plates. I really liked how they looked so I decided to keep my eye out for some old plates that would work for the project. I bought some ceramic paint and collected the plates as I found them at different garage sales, Salvation Army, etc. I decided this was the week I would paint them since the air quality was to bad to be working outside. After I finished them, I hung them on the garden fence. It was not a hard project, just time consuming. Since I don't do freehand painting anymore, I had to cheat a little...Here's how I did it.
I printed out letters with the fonts I liked on my handy computer printer! I cut them in smaller squares so they would fit on the plates. I cut carbon paper to fit under each letter and then positioned each letter where I wanted it and taped them onto the plates. I then traced the letters on. I used ceramic air dry paint to paint the letters on. I chose black and white paint. I found this paint at Michaels. (They did not carry this paint at my local Wal Mart.) I painted a couple of coats on each letter. After it was dry, I put a sealer glaze on top. (It is made by the same company.) Ta Da...Finished product
Posted by CiNdEe at 8:20 PM