Plate Art

I decided that I refuse to go outside unless the temperature is AT LEAST equivalent to my age.  Which is rare at this point in January.  So in that case, I need to find other activities to entertain myself that don't involve leaving my warm house!

My friend came to stay with me last weekend because she had never been to Milwaukee before.  We went to a few of my favorite places but eventually decided that we wanted to craft.  We went to the dollar store looking for plain white mugs to draw on, but they didn't have them so we settled for plates!  I have these paint markers that I've used plenty of times before on mugs, so I figured they'd work fine for this.  And they did...for me!  For my friend, not so much.  ;) She refused to have her final product photographed.  But here are mine!

Overall I like the markers, but they do sometimes chip even when you bake the mug/plate correctly.  And the colors of the tips aren't necessarily what is going to show up when you draw.  There aren't solid directions on the markers so I had to find them online.  It said to put the plate (or whatever) in the oven before you preheat it.  Then, preheat it to 220 degrees and bake for 30 minutes.  Turn off the oven, but let the plate sit in there for an hour.  Then you can take it out and the paint should be bonded to whatever you're baking!

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  1. Love the plate idea! I've wanted to try the mugs, but maybe I'll try plates now too!

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