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Painting On Pottery
Safety note: for plates intended for daily food use, you are advised 
to avoid decorating the 
eating surfaces.

Posted by Search Press Published See Search Press's 219 projects » © 2019 Tania Zaoui / Search Press · Reproduced with permission. · ‘Painting on Pottery’ by Tania Zaoui ISBN: 9781782217602 RRP: £9.99 Publisher: Search Press Available from www.searchpress.com
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  • Step 1

    Plate 1

    Fill half the small spray bottle with Abyss black paint and the other half with thinner. Mix well by shaking.
    Spray the plate generously with Abyss black paint. Leave to dry, then quickly dip a paintbrush in the Vermeil gold paint and, holding it above the plate, tap the brush on to the handle of a larger brush to flick flecks of Vermeil gold onto the surface. Leave to dry, then use this technique again with the Ivory paint.
    Paint the rim in Vermeil gold.

  • Step 2

    Plate 2

    Apply the 1.5cm (5⁄8in) diameter stickers in staggered rows over half the surface of the plate, and some adhesive tape in a concentric circle just inside the rim.
    Fill half the small atomizer spray with Abyss black paint and the other half with thinner.
    Mix well by shaking. Spray the whole plate. Leave to dry before peeling off the stickers and the adhesive tape.
    Paint in the border in Vermeil gold.

  • Step 3

    Plate 3

    Apply the 1cm (½in) diameter stickers around half the edge of the plate and apply adhesive tape to create an arc, dividing the plate 
in two.
    Fill half the small atomizer spray with Abyss black paint and the other half with thinner. Mix well by shaking.
    Spray over the surface with the stickers. Leave to dry before peeling off the stickers and the adhesive tape.
    Paint the white part in Vermeil gold using a large size 18 brush. Leave to dry, then apply a second coat.

    Leave the plates to dry for 24 hours. Bake in the oven at 150 °C (300°F, gas mark 2) for 35 minutes.

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