I always wanted to try the Plate Coloring method but wasn’t sure how to and where to get started. Then a few weeks ago I came across some markers at a local craft store, they were food safe and non-toxic, so I bought them to try out.
My very first project was this cute little puppy, I sketched the entire dog from a print, but maybe that’s not easy for most of you out there. A little searching and I came up with an easier way of doing this. After I tried a couple of other ways to transfer a print onto ceramics. The one I’ll be sharing with you today is hands down the easiest and most affordable.
Hope you’ll enjoy this quick Plate coloring DIY!
Tools you will need:
- A pattern printed on regular paper (the whale I used can be downloaded here)
- 1 sheet of carbon paper
- 1 fine pen for tracing – size 0.5 or 0.7
- 1 fine paint marker
Note: If you are going to use your plate, platter or cup to serve food, please make sure the pens you are using are food safe and non-toxic. Should you plan on using your ceramics only for decorative purpose, try the Pebeo pen or the .
- Print the pattern you like to transfer onto the ceramic.
- Clean your ceramic with soapy, warm water.
- Take one sheet of carbon paper and place it under the printed pattern.
- Make sure the carbonated side is on the bottom side touching the ceramic.
- Cut around the pattern out, but leave 5mm to the tracing line.
- Tape the pattern and carbon paper onto the ceramic
- Start tracing the pattern
- Make sure to check if you are using enough pressure.
- Once the entire pattern has been traced onto the plate, start retracing with a ceramic marker.
- Start on the outside and work your way in, make sure your palm is not touching the traced area.
- I let my plate air-dry overnight and baked it the next day at 445˚F for 20 minutes.
- Make sure to read the instructions on your markers before baking, not all of them have the same bake time and temperature.
The pattern I used are coloring book pattern, but you can use any type of pattern I just happen to love the look of these.
If you have any questions about this project, please feel free to leave me your comment.