Design Your Own Watercolor Plates
- white porcelain plates
- medium paintbrush
- thin paintbrush
- porcelain paint in a variety of colors
- porcelain paint thinner
- paint palette
Fill the paint palette with the porcelain paint thinner. Mix porcelain paint of each color into the paint thinner. Tip: You want the paint to be the consistency of melted ice cream.
Paint Largest Flowers
Start with your largest flower. Using the same color, paint a few around your plate, even off the edge. Keep your brush loose and organic.
Add Second Color
Move onto the next color. These lilacs were made by grouping together little dots of blue paint.
Fill in With Smaller Flowers
Add some accent flowers. Put some in groups, and some by themselves. Don’t forget the edges of the plate.
Use your lightest color to fill in the holes with starburst petals. Pull the paint from the center of the flower outwards to create a sweeping effect.
With the small brush, fill in all the holes with leaves and stems.
Dry and Bake
Let the paint dry for 24 hours then bake for 30 minutes at 400 degrees. Your plates are now food and dishwasher safe.
Experiment and Enjoy
Try different types of flowers on each of your plates. Using the same colors, but different designs, make your plates look like a matching set even though they are all different.