Tutorial – Learn How to Paint on Ceramics – Tea Cup

Just the other day, I was kidding around with a customer in my studio about how we paint on anything. I told her that we paint on anything that doesn’t move! Sad but true. I have tried painting on many items such as how to paint on ceramics, shoes, glass, etc…–sometimes it doesn’t turn out well and sometimes it turns out awesome! One of my painting classes this week was of some funky summer cactus. Wait, what’s the correct plural of cactus? Oh yeah, cactuses–just kidding..cacti. Well, here’s the painting for your viewing:CACTUS-BLOG

Came across a cute little ceramic teacup set at Ikea and it instantly screamed to me, “Paint me!” I put my creativity hat on and said, “I’m painting cacti on this bad boy!”teacup-blank

Quick Tip: Use enamel paint on glass or when you paint on ceramics. This paint will adhere and not wash off once you “cure/bake” according to the instructions on the bottle or their website.  My fav is Folkart. It’s economical, you can buy at Walmart, Michaels or most stores and best part about it…they come in so many colors! Make sure you get the ENAMEL version, not ACRYLIC. You can see the small picture of the wine glass next to the name (just in case).

enamel

Cool thing about enamels, they’re water soluble and no extra stuff needed. Plus, they don’t smell. I guess I looked like I was having so much fun that my hubby was dying to add his finishing touches to the cup as well…caution: seeing Robert paint is rare, very rare!

how to paint on ceramics

I started with a quick marker or pencil sketch on the cup and just began painting. Once I was done, I baked my teacup and saucer in my oven at home on 350 for 30 minutes. Do not preheat your oven or the items will shatter upon placement. Leave in oven to cool once the timer is up. Take out after 1 hr and you are done and now you know how to paint on a ceramics!

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Tutorial – Learn How to Paint on Ceramics – Tea Cup

Just the other day, I was kidding around with a customer in my studio about how we paint on anything. I told her that we paint on anything that doesn’t move! Sad but true. I have tried painting on many items such as how to paint on ceramics, shoes, glass, etc…–sometimes it doesn’t turn out well and sometimes it turns out awesome! One of my painting classes this week was of some funky summer cactus. Wait, what’s the correct plural of cactus? Oh yeah, cactuses–just kidding..cacti. Well, here’s the painting for your viewing:CACTUS-BLOG

Came across a cute little ceramic teacup set at Ikea and it instantly screamed to me, “Paint me!” I put my creativity hat on and said, “I’m painting cacti on this bad boy!”teacup-blank

Quick Tip: Use enamel paint on glass or when you paint on ceramics. This paint will adhere and not wash off once you “cure/bake” according to the instructions on the bottle or their website.  My fav is Folkart. It’s economical, you can buy at Walmart, Michaels or most stores and best part about it…they come in so many colors! Make sure you get the ENAMEL version, not ACRYLIC. You can see the small picture of the wine glass next to the name (just in case).

enamel

Cool thing about enamels, they’re water soluble and no extra stuff needed. Plus, they don’t smell. I guess I looked like I was having so much fun that my hubby was dying to add his finishing touches to the cup as well…caution: seeing Robert paint is rare, very rare!

how to paint on ceramics

I started with a quick marker or pencil sketch on the cup and just began painting. Once I was done, I baked my teacup and saucer in my oven at home on 350 for 30 minutes. Do not preheat your oven or the items will shatter upon placement. Leave in oven to cool once the timer is up. Take out after 1 hr and you are done and now you know how to paint on a ceramics!

LOVE-GROWS-TEACUP

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