Original Post By Jackie Sink, Seen at Row House Refuge Blog
I had seen a number of blogs about using permanent markers on ceramic dishes to create your own custom “painted ceramics”.
I found my markers at Michael’s in the scrapbooking section, but they are also available at Joann’s.I purchased several white platters at the thrift store, $2-$4 a piece. If you don’t want to to dig around the thrift store, Dollar Tree, World Market and the Crate and Barrel outlet are good sources for white plates and platters.Next, I “doodled” with pencil on the platters – Full disclosure: it is a little hard to see the pencil lines on the dishes – Then I traced over the pencil with the marker and added a few extras once I saw it ‘in black and white’. Different blogs recommended different baking times and temperatures. I originally baked mine for 30 minutes at 350 degrees.
My results? The longer you bake the ceramic the more permanent your ceramic painting will be and prolonged soaking is actually harder on the “ceramic painting” than the dishwasher.
My recommendation is:
1. Wash the ceramics with Dawn dish washing soap, rinse, wash again with vinegar and rinse.
2. Draw with the slick writers
3. Bake for 1 hour at 375 degrees
4. Allow to “dry” for 24 hours
I would still recommend hand washing and avoid prolonged soaking.
Here a couple of my finished products (below), which I used as Christmas presents this year.