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How-Tuesday: Hand-Painted Teacup and Saucer With LoucheLab

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As I settle in to compile this week’s How-Tuesday post, the world outside my window looks like a flustered snow globe, with whipping winds and a frigid fog of white. On days like this, I wish for nothing more than to cozy up at my craft table with a pot of tea and a few supplies, to follow my notions and fleeting little ideas down a mysterious garden path in my mind and see where I end up. I have admired Aya Rosen’s artwork and art-infused life since watching the LoucheLab’s Love Story video a couple years ago.The project she shares with us today could serve as a springboard to transforming your own art style into a new medium. I know that after reading her how-to, I am ready to get started decorating dishware for my new apartment!

This little project is really fun to make! It’s pretty simple, not very messy, and rather inexpensive. You don’t need any special tools and it makes a wonderful gift. In fact, I discovered this painting method a few years ago when making a vase as a gift for my mom. Usually my designs are rather complex and take some drawing skills. For this project I was trying to see if I could make something cute without a complicated illustration, and instead, get a cool design by just using a simple shape over and over again.

So, let’s get going!

 

This is what you’ll need:

  • A piece of china to paint. It may be any white china, ceramic or porcelain. In this case it’s a cup and saucer.
  • 1 fine tip Pebeo Porcelaine 150 marker. I used 08 Anthracite Black.
  • A few colors of Pebeo Porcelaine 150 paint. I used 43 Ivory, 18 Sapphire Blue, 20 Turquoise, and just a tiny bit of 05 Coral Red, 01 Citrine Yellow, 10 Tourmaline Red.
  • A paint brush or two, a pallet to mix paint on (I use a plate) and a few cotton swabs to fix mistakes
  • Rubbing alcohol or glass cleaner
  • A standard kitchen oven to bake the piece and set the colors

 

The first thing to do is to clean the piece with rubbing alcohol or glass cleaner to remove any fingerprints or grease. Next, if you have never used the marker, you must “start” the paint to flow. The way to do this is to shake it well for about 30 seconds, then press the tip to a piece of paper and pump it, until the paint starts to flow.

 

Once it starts to flow begin to draw on your dish. The cup I chose has a scalloped pattern around the rim, which made me think of clouds, so the shape I chose for this set was a raindrop. I framed the area I wanted to draw on with a black line, and then I drew rain drops all over the cup. The marker paint dries to the touch in about 5-10 seconds.

 

I drew the same design on the saucer.

 

I had an idea to draw a small design in the middle of the saucer — something that would not be seen when you pour the tea, but would be a surprise when you lift the cup! At first I thought about a sun, but then I decided to draw a rainbow instead.

 

And now for the fun part! I used a medium sized brush to paint the inside of the raindrops. The first color I used was Sapphire Blue. First, mix the paint well before you start painting. Do not shake the paint, as this will cause bubbles that will be transferred onto your piece. The consistency of the paint is nice and thick straight from the bottle, but if it’s too thick for you, add a tiny bit of water. I painted about ¼ of the raindrops in this color.

What happens if you go out of lines or mess up? No problem! If the paint is still wet, simply wipe it with a cotton swab or a tissue. If the paint has dried, use a moist cotton swab with a bit of alcohol. If the whole thing is a big disaster and you want to start over, just wash the dish with warm water or rinse with rubbing alcohol and dry well before starting over.

What I really love about the Pebeo Porcelaine 150 paints is that they mix together very well. You can do a lot with just one or two colors. For the next bunch of drops I mixed the sapphire blue with some ivory to make light sky blue.

I painted another ¼ of the raindrops with the light sky blue, then switched to white, and then switched to turquoise mixed with a little bit of white. What’s important to remember is to rinse the brush and wipe it dry on a towel to remove excess water between the different colors, especially when switching to and from white.

After I finished the raindrops I switched to a very fine tip brush and painted the rainbow. I used a mix of yellow and red to make the orange, and a mix of yellow and blue to make the green.

That’s it. All of the painting is finished!

So, what now? It isn’t time to use it yet. The colors are completely removable with warm water until the piece is baked. Allow the paint to dry for 24 hours. Then, place it in a cool oven directly on the middle oven rack and set the temperature at 150°C or 300°F.  When the temperature has been reached, set the timer for 30 minutes and bake. Once complete, turn off the oven and allow the piece to cool down gradually before removing. Now you are really finished! Your cup and saucer are ready to use. Enjoy your tea!

A few more tips...

  • The fine tip markers may become plugged. To prevent this, always replace the cap immediately after using, even if you are just taking a short break. Also, be sure to store them horizontally. If it does get plugged, take the tip out and soak it in hot water for a few minutes and dry well.  If the plug doesn’t release, repeat this and blow through the tip.
  • When baking the dish, don’t pre-heat the oven. The difference in temperature may cause the china to crack. Instead, put the dishes in the cool oven, then turn the oven on.
  • It’s very tempting to get a million color paints and use all of them on the same dish, but I’ve had the most aesthetically pleasing results with using only a couple of colors on each piece.
  • The paints are translucent, which means that white or light colored china works the best. If you want the paint to be more opaque, simply mix it with a little bit of white (43 Ivory), or place a base coat of white (43 Ivory) under the color.
  • Of course, you don’t have to draw raindrops if you don’t like them. A few other simple shapes that might work equally well are: hearts, polka dots, stars, doodles and random lines, animals or text. You can make this extra special by adding the name or initials of the recipient of the cup and saucer!

Please note: Pebeo is non-toxic. However, it is not recommended for use on surfaces that come in contact with food.

Thank you to Aya Rosen from LoucheLab and art supply company Pebeo for sharing this project with us.

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  • EASantangelo

    EASantangelo says:

    I love doing projects like this! It is a winter wonderland here as well and I am always looking for fun projects to do! I live up a steep mountain so we are trapped up there when it snows as the rest of the world continues to function below us. It can be fun, though, with the hot tea and new movies! Thank you for such a great project!

    4 years ago

  • Straightlinez

    Straightlinez says:

    Beautiful little works of art.

    4 years ago

  • worksofwhimsy

    worksofwhimsy says:

    This one I'm really going to try! I've been wanting to experiment with these paints for a while now. This article is just the "kick in the pants" I needed.

    4 years ago

  • laurelinsailor

    laurelinsailor says:

    That's a great idea. Thanks for sharing!

    4 years ago

  • laurelinsailor

    laurelinsailor says:

    That's a great idea. Thanks for sharing!

    4 years ago

  • MinceCo

    MinceCo says:

    theres some fun to be had, I'm gonna try!! thanks

    4 years ago

  • FakeFoodDecor

    FakeFoodDecor says:

    I really enjoyed reading your article. I just might give it a try!

    4 years ago

  • Snowberrylime

    Snowberrylime says:

    Great tutorial! I loved seeing Aya's work featured here, one of my very favourites on etsy. :)

    4 years ago

  • girltuesdayjewelry

    girltuesdayjewelry says:

    Wow! I had no idea that this could be done with so few tools. Great tutorial! I think a painted plate is in my future!

    4 years ago

  • TheArtOfJoy

    TheArtOfJoy says:

    Such a great project! Thanks so much for sharing this! Looking forward to trying it myself!

    4 years ago

  • WoolyBison

    WoolyBison says:

    I think I've got to start on these for Christmas presents right now..... Thanks for the tips!

    4 years ago

  • laralewis

    laralewis says:

    i LOVE louchelab and this was such a great article!! i'm so inspired, thank you! :D

    4 years ago

  • artangel

    artangel says:

    Oh I'm going to have to try this, it's lovely! I did a little bit of china painting a few years ago, wonder if I've still got usable paints somewhere...?!

    4 years ago

  • bijoumystique

    bijoumystique says:

    Gorgeous! Awesome tutorial, thanks for sharing :)

    4 years ago

  • helenaemmans

    helenaemmans says:

    I like the freak geek, so cool.

    4 years ago

  • BlueRoseRetro

    BlueRoseRetro says:

    A big thanks to Aya for sharing her talent and instruction. I feel inspired to give this a try myself!

    4 years ago

  • LilaJo

    LilaJo says:

    Holy Awesome! I am gonna be putting designs on our plates :)

    4 years ago

  • WoollyPoPo

    WoollyPoPo says:

    Oh, dear. Now I may have to start collecting vintage dishes again -- this time to paint on!

    4 years ago

  • ParadiseBodyShop

    ParadiseBodyShop says:

    This is so ridiculously cool!

    4 years ago

  • linguaNigra

    linguaNigra says:

    great tutorial! I am so inspired!

    4 years ago

  • bylynnkrestel

    bylynnkrestel says:

    what a great tutorial!! perfect for a cup of hot chocolate!! love it!

    4 years ago

  • pinkdandyshop

    pinkdandyshop says:

    wow, thanks for sharing. I am going to try this myself =)

    4 years ago

  • martice

    martice says:

    wow! I will have to try this!

    4 years ago

  • dragonhouseofyuen

    dragonhouseofyuen says:

    thank you so much Aya - very helpful and your work is very beautiful! I shall give this a try as I just love china!! great to see the amazing House of Harriet! thank you!

    4 years ago

  • allwithlove

    allwithlove says:

    No ceramic surface in my house is safe!! I love this cant wait to try it out!

    4 years ago

  • EarthElements

    EarthElements says:

    FYI for those wanting to try it out this fun project - Porcelaine 150 is not recommended for use on surfaces that come in contact with food. http://www.dickblick.com/products/pebeo-porcelaine-150/ for more info

    4 years ago

  • AmandaSainsbury

    AmandaSainsbury says:

    I've always wanted to try this!

    4 years ago

  • thewhimsytrove

    thewhimsytrove says:

    One of the best tutorials I've seen! Cool!

    4 years ago

  • nowonder

    nowonder says:

    Such beautiful items! I love how u make it - will try it myself!

    4 years ago

  • designateddryden

    designateddryden says:

    I think I ran across some of this paint at my mom's house. Adorable idea and I am totally trying it this week!

    4 years ago

  • ClaycrazyPottery

    ClaycrazyPottery says:

    Can I eat in objects decorated with Ceramic colours ? No. These colours are designed for decorative use only. from their website

    4 years ago

  • dottyral

    dottyral says:

    That looks so fun! Thanks for sharing!

    4 years ago

  • foxpots

    foxpots says:

    From www.pebeo.com >> "Objects painted with Ceramic colours are for decorative use only." That means they are not intended for use with food & beverage!

    4 years ago

  • mallorybell

    mallorybell says:

    omg so cute!!!

    4 years ago

  • JDWolfePottery

    JDWolfePottery says:

    I wanted to point out, some of the related items at the bottom of this article are done using a different process where the piece is fired in a ceramic kiln to over 1000 degrees F. It is a different process, and I didn't want their work to be confused with oven baked items. Yogogoat, houseofharriet, and Ninainvorm are just a few that I know use a kiln, not an oven. I think there are a few others in there, too. The oven baked pieces are fun to play around with, but I would avoid putting them on food surfaces. Pebeo does not recommend this as they state "Porcelaine 150 is not recommended for use on surfaces that come in contact with food." The outside of teacups as per this demonstration is fine, but I would not use them on the inside of bowls or on plates that will be used for food.

    4 years ago

  • readmyfeet

    readmyfeet says:

    I love those...cant wait to try it

    4 years ago

  • SunnySummers

    SunnySummers says:

    This would be a fun party idea for my daughter's 12th birthday. We could decorate a pencil cup. Thanks for the idea!

    4 years ago

  • love4rocks

    love4rocks says:

    This is beautiful artwork on the porcelain one can use on an everyday basis. Just freaking awesome.

    4 years ago

  • maggiemaevintage

    maggiemaevintage says:

    how fun!

    4 years ago

  • MonstersEtc

    MonstersEtc says:

    You make it look so simple! Your art is absolutely amazing!!!

    4 years ago

  • MonstersEtc

    MonstersEtc says:

    You make it look so simple... your artwork is just amazing!!!

    4 years ago

  • paramountvintage

    paramountvintage says:

    really? porcelain pens? i always wondered how painters made such perfectly thin lines on dishware. this is a fantastic article!!!

    4 years ago

  • LoucheLab

    LoucheLab says:

    Yay! this looks so nice on the site! if anyone have any questions feel free to convo me. Oh, and scout your local Salvation Army \ Charity thrift stores for china - that's where I find my best pieces and the money goes to a good cause as well. Also, this is really easy enough to do with kids and I think even the most stubborn eater would finish all the vegetables eating from a plate they painted on themselves!

    4 years ago

  • LoucheLab

    LoucheLab says:

    One more thing - if you do give this a shot, send me some photos, I'd love to see what people are making with this.

    4 years ago

  • SiuTing1108

    SiuTing1108 says:

    OMG!! I love them!!!

    4 years ago

  • NotYoMommasHandbag

    NotYoMommasHandbag says:

    OK, I now have one more project to try....smiles.

    4 years ago

  • janellelile

    janellelile says:

    That looks really fun! I was always intimidated about the process before seeing this. It's so nice to know you can start over and fix mistakes before you bake the piece. And thanks to JDWolfe for clarifying that some of the "related items" are kiln fired. Nice job, LoucheLab!

    4 years ago

  • ClayLickCreekPottery

    ClayLickCreekPottery says:

    Have no Idea why the author of this article paints the inside of the teacup, finishes it and then states, "it's ready to be used--enjoy your tea"--then the last line in the article--PLEASE NOTE: Pebeo is non-toxic. However, it is not recommended for use on surfaces that come in contact with food.

    4 years ago

  • juliemorissette

    juliemorissette says:

    Hi, just to make sure there is no confusion, Porcelaine 150 can be use on dishes and cups. It is simply not recommended to paint inside a dish where it would be in contact with food. Enjoy this tea project!

    4 years ago

  • VerreDesign

    VerreDesign says:

    I love this project! Guess what I'll be doing next week-end? Thanks for sharing:)

    4 years ago

  • lifeofcolors

    lifeofcolors says:

    What a great project! I bet I could find some white teacups to paint...

    4 years ago

  • iktomi

    iktomi says:

    Oh dear, please don't let the kids eat off dishes painted with this paint. Maybe give them a glass where they can decorate the outside of it instead.

    4 years ago

  • atouchofvintage

    atouchofvintage says:

    i'm such a fan of these little cups! i've favorited so many of them now, i might need to make a little purchase!

    4 years ago

  • mykonos

    mykonos says:

    wow!! great project!!

    4 years ago

  • lovelygifts

    lovelygifts says:

    What a great idea! I love it!

    4 years ago

  • rctees

    rctees says:

    Being a coffee drinker, I've found some new mugs to add to my collection. Nice!!

    4 years ago

  • VintagePaperParade

    VintagePaperParade says:

    I love this project. Great idea. Can't wait to try this with my daughter.

    4 years ago

  • kimwestad

    kimwestad says:

    VERY IMPORTANT - as others have said - this SHOULD NOT be used on vessels that come into contact with food. Paints that are made to be baked in an oven are not the same as a glaze that is fired in a kiln.

    4 years ago

  • LoucheLab

    LoucheLab says:

    About safety of paint - it's non toxic. however it's also not FDA approved, which means that the company can't recommend this for eating. You can read more about paint standards and safety here: http://www.artsafety.org/labels.html And http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/pubs/5016.html and http://www.naturalpigments.com/astm/health_std.asp

    4 years ago

  • kimwestad

    kimwestad says:

    VERY IMPORTANT!!! as others have stated- DO NOT use these pens on surfaces that come into contact with food OR drink. painted products that are cooked in an oven are absolutely not the same as vessels that are properly fired in a kiln.

    4 years ago

  • LaPellaPottery

    LaPellaPottery says:

    Many acrylic paints are non-toxic, however that does not mean they are food safe. Food safety is a much higher standard. In order to be food safe, something does not have to be FDA approved. It does, however, need to be lab tested for leaching of metal and chemicals. This leaching occurs most often when acidic food or drink are eaten or stored in contact with the glaze, sealer, or paint. Bags of raw clay have the AP seal, but we cannot eat off of raw clay.

    4 years ago

  • cosmicsurflove

    cosmicsurflove says:

    oh how lovely! i love the cups they're eye candy :)

    4 years ago

  • pancakeandlulu

    pancakeandlulu says:

    awesome!

    4 years ago

  • JanesGemCreations

    JanesGemCreations says:

    How creative! What a great idea! I can't wait to try it, tea cups!

    4 years ago

  • JanesGemCreations

    JanesGemCreations says:

    How creative! Tea cups! I love it!

    4 years ago

  • Ebruk

    Ebruk says:

    Thank you for sharing !

    4 years ago

  • sharonclancydesigns

    sharonclancydesigns says:

    This looks so fun!

    4 years ago

  • JDWolfePottery

    JDWolfePottery says:

    Thank you for adding the caveat at the bottom of the article.

    4 years ago

  • shavingkitsuppplies

    shavingkitsuppplies says:

    I love LoucheLab!

    4 years ago

  • PattiTrostle

    PattiTrostle says:

    Looks like so much fun I am going to have to try it!!!

    4 years ago

  • aBreathofFrenchair

    aBreathofFrenchair says:

    That is so cool! I can't draw, but I bet I could do rain drops!

    4 years ago

  • ToadLillie

    ToadLillie says:

    Thanks so much for sharing! I'm seeing a fun weekend project with the kids!

    4 years ago

  • TheOoakTree

    TheOoakTree says:

    Awe, thanks for sharing! An awesome way to make creative and unique dishes!

    4 years ago

  • corelladesign

    corelladesign says:

    I loved this tutorial! Thanks! I am going to try this.

    4 years ago

  • redpanda

    redpanda says:

    Wow, what a great tutorial! Thanks for sharing. :D

    4 years ago

  • BlueCrushBeads

    BlueCrushBeads says:

    WOW what a different take on dishes. I love it! I might have to try it out myself.

    4 years ago

  • shecological

    shecological says:

    I FREAKIN love this!! thanks so much!! :0)

    4 years ago

  • Sammis2shoes

    Sammis2shoes says:

    I love this tutorial! I was thinking about updating the dishes I display on my kitchen wall. Now I have an excuse :)

    4 years ago

  • onegarnetgirl

    onegarnetgirl says:

    LOVE it! this will be my next project for a rainy day. The colors you are using just made me smile without knowing it :)

    4 years ago

  • Lipeony

    Lipeony says:

    that's so awesome! I never knew it was so simple to get started on painting on cups and plates like that =D

    4 years ago

  • TheJoyofColor

    TheJoyofColor says:

    Thanks Aya, It really looks easy, i'm going to try it for Passover gifts.

    4 years ago

  • thebannerloft

    thebannerloft says:

    Thank you very much for sharing this wonderful craft. I will definetly give it a try. Love you work.

    4 years ago

  • postroadvintage

    postroadvintage says:

    Super cool how to! Thanks so much for sharing!!

    4 years ago

  • SatinandBirch

    SatinandBirch says:

    that is so cool. I am going to make my own soap dishes. thanks ever so much.

    4 years ago

  • earlybirdcreations

    earlybirdcreations says:

    Ahhhh, these are so cool! Ta for the little tutorial!

    4 years ago

  • KisforCalligraphy

    KisforCalligraphy says:

    Thank you for a super cool tutorial! So much fun!

    4 years ago

  • 1AEON

    1AEON says:

    oh no, Im sure like everybody else we just yelled -i want it, or let's make these!!! hehe! pretty rad! thanks for sharing!

    4 years ago

  • craftpile

    craftpile says:

    I'm going to give this a try...thank you!!!!

    4 years ago

  • ceramicpix

    ceramicpix says:

    very cool!

    4 years ago

  • LuannDanzlDesigns

    LuannDanzlDesigns says:

    I love this. I'm sure I don't need one more thing to do, but it's always fun to try something else. I'm saving this for later. Thanks.

    4 years ago

  • BrookeArin

    BrookeArin says:

    I've got JUST the vintage dish in mind for this project...

    4 years ago

  • StitchnStudio

    StitchnStudio says:

    Very pretty.

    4 years ago

  • WRsCottage

    WRsCottage says:

    This is so exciting!!! I've had some white teacups I found at a thrift store sitting around for awhile, and now I know just what to do with them. :)

    4 years ago

  • parasolproject

    parasolproject says:

    love it! I'm inspired to make myself a set of mismatched tea cups and saucers! and how fun it would be to have a few friends over to do it with! fun fun fun. thanx julie!

    4 years ago

  • coup

    coup says:

    Oh my god, are you kidding me, this is the 2nd Etsy article I've read that's made me want to take on a new art medium...great for gifts for friends! I love that it can be cured at home in the oven.

    4 years ago

  • birchbeerboutique

    birchbeerboutique says:

    Thank you for this awesome tutorial! A caution however; the Material Safety Data Sheets or MSDS (accessed via the Pébéo website) on Porcelaine 150 are inconclusive with regards to toxicity in general and specifically where heat is applied. The MSDS are guaged by French standards and recommend strict application and containment measures. After making about 100 vinyl bowls and tons of vinyl jewelry in my home studio I discovered that the fumes and dust I was creating/breathing were extremely toxic for myself and the environment. Same with fused plastic bags. I think that its a very responsible artist that questions the safety of new technology before using.

    4 years ago

  • go2girl

    go2girl says:

    Cool, very fun! I just decorated my morning coffee mug with a Pebeo Marker and baked it yesterday. So fun to sip my coffee and tea in a mug with inspirational messages to myself.

    4 years ago

  • roseblue

    roseblue says:

    I love this project! I could have a lot of fun with this medium, thank you.

    4 years ago

  • spacejam

    spacejam says:

    i will give it a try! thanks for sharing)

    4 years ago

  • frenchtoastfriday

    frenchtoastfriday says:

    this has to be the best tutorial on etsy. thanks :)

    4 years ago

  • pieintheskyjewelry

    pieintheskyjewelry says:

    I just might give that one a try..thanks for sharing and I loved the frogs!

    4 years ago

  • comfortablyblue

    comfortablyblue says:

    Fantastic! =) I wanna do this!

    4 years ago

  • Epiphany6andCo

    Epiphany6andCo says:

    I've always hearted LoucheLab! I'm so glad to see you in this article. Beautiful work...THANK YOU for the info!

    4 years ago

  • gufobardo

    gufobardo says:

    wow I want to make an experiment! wowowwo I love to draw and this post is perfect!

    4 years ago

  • candacejean

    candacejean says:

    This is wonderful! I've always wanted to find a way to capture fine detail on a piece of porcelain.. I figured it couldn't be done based off the results from all those melting, dripping glazes from high school ceramics class. Color NEVER stayed put. I HAVE to try this! Thank you so much for sharing!

    4 years ago

  • ooty

    ooty says:

    this is great!!!! Thanks Aya!! <3

    4 years ago

  • lavenderlemon

    lavenderlemon says:

    love it!I am going to make my mom a teapot for mothers day :)

    4 years ago

  • Sumikoshop

    Sumikoshop says:

    Great idea !!

    4 years ago

  • typomaniac

    typomaniac says:

    thanks for the tutorial!! i've had those colours just sitting there for ages, bought in one of those crafting craze moments. now i know what i can want to do with them ;)

    4 years ago

  • PassionArte

    PassionArte says:

    Cute creations! And great tips! Thank you!

    4 years ago

  • Relydesign

    Relydesign says:

    this idea is fantastic!!! thanks for the tips!!! I love the cup with the owl!!!

    4 years ago

  • monsterbugblankets

    monsterbugblankets says:

    It's the middle of the night--and I want to go out and buy paints this second and get started! The possibilities are running through my mind..... :) Thank You--this looks fun!

    4 years ago

  • BlacknickSculpture

    BlacknickSculpture says:

    Interesting tutorial! Your artwork is gorgeous I especially like the frog plate.

    4 years ago

  • Deezden

    Deezden says:

    Love this how-to and am so tempted to try this, great tips, many thanks for sharing!

    4 years ago

  • polkadotscloud

    polkadotscloud says:

    great! I love Pebeo markers! :)

    4 years ago

  • anemonecomms

    anemonecomms says:

    i've been wanting to try this for a while now, thanks for the tute!

    4 years ago

  • LHogan

    LHogan says:

    Such a cool how to do tuesday! I can't wait to make my own! Thanking you!

    4 years ago

  • vintagelizzy

    vintagelizzy says:

    lovely article :)

    4 years ago

  • camamiel

    camamiel says:

    Amazing tutorial. I like it very much, especially the nurses.

    4 years ago

  • luzbox

    luzbox says:

    love it! i'd like to stop working right now, buy some cups and start..

    4 years ago

  • krize

    krize says:

    I love this shop so much!!

    4 years ago

  • den10studio

    den10studio says:

    these are fantastic! what a great idea!

    4 years ago

  • LittleMissDressUp

    LittleMissDressUp says:

    Wow, I have never painted porcelain- but I am gonna now!

    4 years ago

  • dbabcock

    dbabcock says:

    Very fun designs, but please be careful using these pens. They are not rated for food safety and should not be used on surfaces that come into contact with food or drink. Oven-baked ceramic wares are very, very different from those glazed in a kiln that fires to 1800 degrees F or higher.

    4 years ago

  • SimpleJoysPaperie

    SimpleJoysPaperie says:

    Lovely! I haven't used Pebeo paints in several years. Thanks for the reminder. :)

    4 years ago

  • FamaraDesigns

    FamaraDesigns says:

    Wow, beautiful job. Love the birds cup :)

    4 years ago

  • jibbyandjuna

    jibbyandjuna says:

    What a wonderful project!

    4 years ago

  • KristyLynnJewelry

    KristyLynnJewelry says:

    Gorgeous colors!! You are very talented, congrats and best of luck to you in the future!!!

    4 years ago

  • SunshineDaydreamz

    SunshineDaydreamz says:

    This looks like so much fun! Thanks for sharing :)

    4 years ago

  • Laurasbox

    Laurasbox says:

    Lovely, Beautiful. great ideas :)

    4 years ago

  • CuriousSparrow

    CuriousSparrow says:

    Awesome! I love the rainy cup! Thanks for sharing!

    4 years ago

  • HandmadeHandsome

    HandmadeHandsome says:

    Great article. Thanks.

    4 years ago

  • RegalCottage

    RegalCottage says:

    Thanks so much for sharing this! This is giving me great ideas for Mother's Day/Father's Day projects. And thanks, also, to dbadcook for the helpful tips too.

    4 years ago

  • xoxsmiley

    xoxsmiley says:

    I adore the "rainy day" cup and saucer!

    4 years ago

  • LizaMista

    LizaMista says:

    Very gentle birdies)

    4 years ago

  • vivikas

    vivikas says:

    So cool, thanks for sharing!! n_n

    4 years ago

  • Beadymonkey

    Beadymonkey says:

    Some of my favorite shops are here, what a great project, I just wish I had a steady hand!

    4 years ago

  • missbmckay

    missbmckay says:

    I'm so inspired by this post. I love tea and coffee. This will make great gifts for all my friendly peeps!

    4 years ago

  • IslaNewYork

    IslaNewYork says:

    Thanks for the tutorial! All the pieces here look amazing!

    4 years ago

  • HoldTheWire

    HoldTheWire says:

    OH my gosh, I want to do this so badly! Lovely work, thank you for sharing!

    4 years ago

  • JoshUrsoDesign

    JoshUrsoDesign says:

    Thank you for sharing your techniques! This looks like so much fun, I can't wait to try it. BTW, your work is fantastic. I recently read that in 18th century France, the royal china sets were so elaborate that no two place settings were alike. I wouldn't mind a whole set of your work for myself!

    4 years ago

  • RedFenyx

    RedFenyx says:

    Lovely and interesting!

    4 years ago

  • jodieflowers

    jodieflowers says:

    LOVE IT!

    4 years ago

  • shopgoodgrace

    shopgoodgrace says:

    Oh, I LOVE this tutorial!! Thank you for sharing. :) (I think I want to try it with my boys ... wish me luck.)

    4 years ago

  • LoveAppleBoutique

    LoveAppleBoutique says:

    These are great I cant wait to try it out

    4 years ago

  • melis731

    melis731 says:

    This looks so fun! Thanks for the great details and pictures! They always help :)

    4 years ago

  • JanuaryJaniesJewelry
  • monkeynorman

    monkeynorman says:

    I love it, I'm definitely going to give this a try! Thanks for sharing this with us, your work is beautiful

    4 years ago

  • Mizdragonfly

    Mizdragonfly says:

    Great tutorial! Fun topic! Will definitely give it a try! :)

    4 years ago

  • lynspataro

    lynspataro says:

    wow, this is such a wonderful tutorial. we may end up with a whole new set of dishes! thank you so much for sharing!

    4 years ago

  • ClementinesJewelry

    ClementinesJewelry says:

    Great idea!

    4 years ago

  • livelovemaria

    livelovemaria says:

    Wow, that is so cool. I absolutely love it and will try it myself.

    4 years ago

  • melsartbuffet

    melsartbuffet says:

    Boy does this open the door to a new world! Thanks so much for the great tutorial. Love your work!!

    4 years ago

  • kadlubik

    kadlubik says:

    fun, fun, fun

    4 years ago

  • bysweetmom

    bysweetmom says:

    thanks for sharing, ı really like porcelain painting

    4 years ago

  • almapottery

    almapottery says:

    Pebeo pens are good fun and I have used them on occasion. They are NOT a permanent medium so the best way to take care of the decorated items is to handwash without anything abrasive.Do not use them on any inside surface that comes in contact with food or drinks and this is extremely important :stay away from the oven when you fire them. Make sure you have a lot of ventilation and do not inhale those fumes . Louchelab has been one of my favorites for a long time and her designs are very pretty.

    4 years ago

  • KnitKnit

    KnitKnit says:

    what a fun tutorial! your work is beautiful, thank you so much for sharing. can't wait to try it out myself!

    4 years ago

  • MagicMarkingsArt

    MagicMarkingsArt says:

    what a wonderful and simple project to share! love louchelabs use of color and design in her own work. thanks so much for sharing. now I want to watch the video!

    4 years ago

  • juliemorissette

    juliemorissette says:

    Hi, My name is Julie and I am working for Pebeo. I just wanted to give the valid information on our porcelain paint. Pebeo’s Porcelaine 150 paints have been given the ASTM D-4236 seal of approval by Duke University, they are completely free of any hazardous materials. They hold the AP Seal of non-toxicity from ACMI and they conform to toy standard 71.3, and are deemed safe for use by children. The Porcelaine 150 paints, outliners and markers contain NO lead or cadmium, they are water based and contain only NON-TOXIC materials. Inadvertent contact with food or drink is not a health hazard. Any decorative or utilitarian pieces may be painted. Paint the exterior of a drink container, and on a dinner plate, it is recommended that you paint around the perimeter of the plate. If you paint the center of the plate, a steak knife or other utensil could damage your design. If a painted design becomes damaged by a sharp object, rough edges may be left on the surface. It is not approved for food or drink containers. If you have any questions let me know Julie

    4 years ago

  • CavemanPottery

    CavemanPottery says:

    Great tutorial, I just might have to try that myself!

    4 years ago

  • MooshooSkinny

    MooshooSkinny says:

    oooh, inspiration!

    4 years ago

  • sarahE

    sarahE says:

    I love love love this! I want to try it out soon!

    4 years ago

  • 4impressions

    4impressions says:

    From the few pages of tutorials I've looked at this is by far the most inspiring! Thanks!! Your work is great. You must draw really quick - such skill! And thank-you too for the potters and other artists who have reiterated the need for an artist to be careful about toxic exposure not only for the buyer (food contact) but for her/himself. All the lovely things I have made and will continue to make are not worthy of compromising my health - sometimes it's not so easy to recover.

    4 years ago

  • birchbeerboutique

    birchbeerboutique says:

    Thank you juliemorrisette for providing clarification on the safety and contents of your product!

    4 years ago

  • ArtisticIntentions

    ArtisticIntentions says:

    Beautiful! I love it!!

    4 years ago

  • thimblythings

    thimblythings says:

    This is so fun! I really want to try it. Thanks for sharing the how-to!!!

    4 years ago

  • FiberContent

    FiberContent says:

    I just love these. It reminds me of a certain little girl of mine who painted every surface in sight. I still have my morning coffee in a mug she painted. The pens make this seem do-able. Thanks for the tutorial.

    4 years ago

  • Iammie

    Iammie says:

    I love them all! So cute!

    4 years ago

  • billymac

    billymac says:

    Absolutely beautiful and such detailed work .... artworks all of them!

    4 years ago

  • SRdesign

    SRdesign says:

    Wonderful!I love it!

    4 years ago

  • SRdesign

    SRdesign says:

    Wonderful!I love it!

    4 years ago

  • FairyDecos

    FairyDecos says:

    Beautiful picks. My favourite is the raindrop cup. Like the idea of it. Cute!

    4 years ago

  • meoneil

    meoneil says:

    This looks so fun. I am definitely going to try it for self-made gifts. Thank you so much for the easy to follow directions!

    4 years ago

  • Whimsywares

    Whimsywares says:

    This is such a neat idea! This may be a silly question but does it matter if the porcelain has been glazed and fired before hand or not?

    4 years ago

  • ShineYourLightStudio

    ShineYourLightStudio says:

    Love it... I'm going to try this on ceramic tiles. I've been using stamps so I'll have to work on my free hand drawing for this new activity. :) We'll see how it goes. :)

    4 years ago

  • jackrabbitspring

    jackrabbitspring says:

    Also great to do on an afternoon with your kids!!!! Or a party! succes guaranteed

    4 years ago

  • birchbeerboutique

    birchbeerboutique says:

    Some info to share; Pebeo's response to my question "Is this stuff safe to eat off of?": Dear customer, Thanks for your interest in our product. Our products Porcelaine 150 and Vitrea 160, although not containing heavy metal (lead…) and validating the norm EN71 for toy, aren’t “food contact” products. The plates and other objects of use wich are used or exposed to food should not be painted. Paint can be applied on decoratives surfaces wich are not intended to be in contact with food or beverage. Coated objects only can be certified for food contact applications.Food contact certification do not only focus on paint itself, but also on how it is applied on the surface, on thickness of paint layer,on tools used to coat and on the object's surface itself. This is the reason why, to our knowledge, food contact paints to be used by individuals cannot be found on the market. Nevertheless, external lab analysis have stated that inadvertant food contact with baked film paint is not a health hazard. We wish you will enjoy using our product anyhow. Best regards.

    4 years ago

  • corduroy

    corduroy says:

    I'm really excited about this one, and have been wanting to know what to use to do this for the longest time. Great job!

    4 years ago

  • TrulyFelt

    TrulyFelt says:

    Wow, seems to be lots of controversy on the safety issue of the Pebeo paints, but regardless, Louchelab's art is very very appealing.

    4 years ago

  • BebesDecor

    BebesDecor says:

    very nice! thanks for sharing!

    4 years ago

  • BrossARTaddiction

    BrossARTaddiction says:

    Verycool! This is something I will definitely have to try! Looks like so much fun! :D

    4 years ago

  • janeandavis

    janeandavis says:

    love your work! so inspiring!

    4 years ago

  • adustyframe

    adustyframe says:

    So pretty! I'm going to have to try this!

    4 years ago

  • StarAniseRecipes

    StarAniseRecipes says:

    it looks so simple, I have to try this at home! can't wait :D thanks for the tutorial!

    4 years ago

  • AlpineGypsy

    AlpineGypsy says:

    Oh wow, I can't wait to try this! So beautiful. :) Heidi

    4 years ago

  • batzy

    batzy says:

    Very interestign and easy, I`ll have to try it

    4 years ago

  • carterdealejos

    carterdealejos says:

    oh my gosh....just what i needed...another way to create...i absolutely love this...thank you so much...i never knew it was this easy...imagine that.. bake it right in my oven!

    4 years ago

  • StrapsByLeslie

    StrapsByLeslie says:

    Love this How-To!!! I'm thinking coasters!!

    4 years ago

  • melfannin

    melfannin says:

    lovely. thanks!

    4 years ago

  • StudioCherie

    StudioCherie says:

    This looks like so much fun! Thanks for all of the details

    4 years ago

  • AlikiBags

    AlikiBags says:

    Why can't I win the lottery and buy your beautiful and fun crockery for my house? Must tell my friend about this! - she is better at drawing than me and I'm sure she will love to try this.THANKS!!!

    4 years ago

  • SchoolyardGames

    SchoolyardGames says:

    Truly I love this, I was thinking of something like this for mothers day, I MUST try it for myself. Thank you!

    4 years ago

  • BHBKidstyle

    BHBKidstyle says:

    Great article! I´m going to experiment. I use the same brand of paint for my t-shirts.

    4 years ago

  • SciFiMom

    SciFiMom says:

    Love this!

    4 years ago

  • EireDynamics

    EireDynamics says:

    thanks so much! how inspiring :) i just love tea cups and all things tea. i can't wait to pick up this fun new craft. now i'm on a serious mission to find tea cups!

    4 years ago

  • fionamacneil

    fionamacneil says:

    Fantastic, love it!

    4 years ago

  • moxieandepoxy

    moxieandepoxy says:

    louchelab, you are so gifted with free hand! i love your simple & eye catching designs!

    4 years ago

  • lunahoo

    lunahoo says:

    Thank you!!! i love this tutorial :)

    3 years ago

  • Joiedetea

    Joiedetea says:

    Going to try it! Thanks!!

    3 years ago

  • TheShadowCabinet

    TheShadowCabinet says:

    Very inspiring!

    3 years ago

  • brassowl

    brassowl says:

    I love this idea!

    3 years ago

  • sannipanni

    sannipanni says:

    This is wonderful! I'm gonna keep this bookmarked for lots of birthday gifts this year!

    3 years ago

  • tarynjlee

    tarynjlee says:

    Definitely want to try this project! So glad you posted, because I always wondered to do this.

    3 years ago

  • amyawalters

    amyawalters says:

    fantastic! i've been wanting to try this, thank you for providing such a clear and simple tutorial!

    3 years ago

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