Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Painting in the Rain...

The post below is from last year, but thought I'd re-post for this year after I spent some time painting yesterday...

It's a time to celebrate...


Last Year...

Pebeo paints have interested me for a long time. I always thought it would be fun to paint simple words or pictures on glass and be able to just bake it in the oven, and have that, "professional, artsy" look. All of us sisters decided to give it a try, and give mugs to friends for Christmas. It was so fun! The paints are inexpensive at Michaels or Jo-Anns (especially if you use coupons!) and you will be able to make dozens of projects with just one little bottle. The colors are vibrant, and the paint is thick, so you don't have to worry about drips or even second coats. I loved working with "turquoise 20", the color is so pretty.

You simply wash your cup, plate, item/ and dry well. We bought these cups at our local Dollar Tree for, lets see....$1.00! Because it's Christmas, right now at Walmart, you can buy a set of 12 white mugs for $9.99. Great deal, and nice shaped cups. They stand up fine to the heat...no cracking or breaking. =)

We used Pebeo Paints.
Porcelaine 150 / Brilliant Gloss.
Paint brushes.
We also bought a black Pebeo pen! Very nice to draw and write with...we used the fine tip. (I used this to draw my little houses on the cup pictured at the end of the post.)

If you mess up, a wet towel or baby wipe takes it right off...
I did this a lot as the stamps are a little tricky to use on a round object. Also, the paint washes right off any stamps you may use. No staining.

Let dry overnight.

Bake at 150' for 35 minutes. Don't take them out of the oven right away, they are hot! We baked ours in the evening so that we could just turn the oven off and let the cups have time to cool down.

These cups are now dishwasher safe!

If you are having company for Christmas, these would be super fun to do as a group. Orrrr....you still have a few days before Christmas....you could still make these as gifts!  ;)

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