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

Mar 2, 2010

by Julie Schneider handmade and vintage goods

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 said 11 years ago

    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!

  • Straightlinez

    Straightlinez said 11 years ago

    Beautiful little works of art.

  • worksofwhimsy

    worksofwhimsy said 11 years ago

    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.

  • laurelinsailor

    laurelinsailor said 11 years ago

    That's a great idea. Thanks for sharing!

  • laurelinsailor

    laurelinsailor said 11 years ago

    That's a great idea. Thanks for sharing!

  • MinceCo

    MinceCo said 11 years ago

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

  • FakeFoodDecor

    FakeFoodDecor said 11 years ago

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

  • Snowberrylime

    Snowberrylime said 11 years ago

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

  • girltuesdayjewelry

    girltuesdayjewelry said 11 years ago

    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!

  • TheArtOfJoy

    TheArtOfJoy said 11 years ago

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

  • WoolyBison

    WoolyBison said 11 years ago

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

  • laralewis

    laralewis said 11 years ago

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

  • artangel

    artangel said 11 years ago

    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...?!

  • bijoumystique

    bijoumystique said 11 years ago

    Gorgeous! Awesome tutorial, thanks for sharing :)

  • helenaemmans

    helenaemmans said 11 years ago

    I like the freak geek, so cool.

  • BlueRoseRetro

    BlueRoseRetro said 11 years ago

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

  • LilaJo

    LilaJo said 11 years ago

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

  • WoollyPoPo

    WoollyPoPo said 11 years ago

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

  • ParadiseBodyShop

    ParadiseBodyShop said 11 years ago

    This is so ridiculously cool!

  • linguaNigra

    linguaNigra said 11 years ago

    great tutorial! I am so inspired!

  • bylynnkrestel

    bylynnkrestel said 11 years ago

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

  • pinkdandyshop

    pinkdandyshop said 11 years ago

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

  • martice

    martice said 11 years ago

    wow! I will have to try this!

  • dragonhouseofyuen

    dragonhouseofyuen said 11 years ago

    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!

  • allwithlove

    allwithlove said 11 years ago

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

  • EarthElements

    EarthElements said 11 years ago

    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. for more info

  • AmandaSainsbury

    AmandaSainsbury said 11 years ago

    I've always wanted to try this!

  • thewhimsytrove

    thewhimsytrove said 11 years ago

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

  • nowonder

    nowonder said 11 years ago

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

  • designateddryden

    designateddryden said 11 years ago

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

  • ClaycrazyPottery

    ClaycrazyPottery said 11 years ago

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

  • dottyral

    dottyral said 11 years ago

    That looks so fun! Thanks for sharing!

  • foxpots

    foxpots said 11 years ago

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

  • mallorybell

    mallorybell said 11 years ago

    omg so cute!!!

  • JDWolfePottery

    JDWolfePottery said 11 years ago

    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.

  • readmyfeet

    readmyfeet said 11 years ago

    I love those...cant wait to try it

  • SunnySummers

    SunnySummers said 11 years ago

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

  • love4rocks

    love4rocks said 11 years ago

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

  • maggiemaevintage

    maggiemaevintage said 11 years ago

    how fun!

  • MonstersEtc

    MonstersEtc said 11 years ago

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

  • MonstersEtc

    MonstersEtc said 11 years ago

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

  • paramountvintage

    paramountvintage said 11 years ago

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

  • LoucheLab

    LoucheLab said 11 years ago

    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!

  • LoucheLab

    LoucheLab said 11 years ago

    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.

  • SiuTing1108

    SiuTing1108 said 11 years ago

    OMG!! I love them!!!

  • NotYoMommasHandbag

    NotYoMommasHandbag said 11 years ago

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

  • janellelile

    janellelile said 11 years ago

    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!

  • ClayLickCreekPottery

    ClayLickCreekPottery said 11 years ago

    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.

  • juliemorissette

    juliemorissette said 11 years ago

    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!

  • VerreDesign

    VerreDesign said 11 years ago

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

  • lifeofcolors

    lifeofcolors said 11 years ago

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

  • iktomi

    iktomi said 11 years ago

    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.

  • atouchofvintage

    atouchofvintage said 11 years ago

    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!

  • mykonos

    mykonos said 11 years ago

    wow!! great project!!

  • lovelygifts

    lovelygifts said 11 years ago

    What a great idea! I love it!

  • rctees

    rctees said 11 years ago

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

  • VintagePaperParade

    VintagePaperParade said 11 years ago

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

  • kimwestad

    kimwestad said 11 years ago

    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.

  • LoucheLab

    LoucheLab said 11 years ago

    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: And and

  • kimwestad

    kimwestad said 11 years ago

    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.

  • LaPellaPottery

    LaPellaPottery said 11 years ago

    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.

  • cosmicsurflove

    cosmicsurflove said 11 years ago

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

  • pancakeandlulu

    pancakeandlulu said 11 years ago


  • JanesGemCreations

    JanesGemCreations said 11 years ago

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

  • JanesGemCreations

    JanesGemCreations said 11 years ago

    How creative! Tea cups! I love it!

  • Ebruk

    Ebruk said 11 years ago

    Thank you for sharing !

  • sharonclancydesigns

    sharonclancydesigns said 11 years ago

    This looks so fun!

  • JDWolfePottery

    JDWolfePottery said 11 years ago

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

  • shavingkitsuppplies

    shavingkitsuppplies said 11 years ago

    I love LoucheLab!

  • PattiTrostle

    PattiTrostle said 11 years ago

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

  • aBreathofFrenchair

    aBreathofFrenchair said 11 years ago

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

  • ToadLillie

    ToadLillie said 11 years ago

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

  • TheOoakTree

    TheOoakTree said 11 years ago

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

  • corelladesign

    corelladesign said 11 years ago

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

  • redpanda

    redpanda said 11 years ago

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

  • BlueCrushBeads

    BlueCrushBeads said 11 years ago

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

  • shecological

    shecological said 11 years ago

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

  • Sammis2shoes

    Sammis2shoes said 11 years ago

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

  • onegarnetgirl

    onegarnetgirl said 11 years ago

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

  • Lipeony

    Lipeony said 11 years ago

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

  • TheJoyofColor

    TheJoyofColor said 11 years ago

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

  • thebannerloft

    thebannerloft said 11 years ago

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

  • postroadvintage

    postroadvintage said 11 years ago

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

  • SatinandBirch

    SatinandBirch said 11 years ago

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

  • earlybirdcreations

    earlybirdcreations said 11 years ago

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

  • KisforCalligraphy

    KisforCalligraphy said 11 years ago

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

  • 1AEON

    1AEON said 11 years ago

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

  • craftpile

    craftpile said 11 years ago

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

  • ceramicpix

    ceramicpix said 11 years ago

    very cool!

  • LuannDanzlDesigns

    LuannDanzlDesigns said 11 years ago

    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.

  • BrookeArin

    BrookeArin said 11 years ago

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

  • StitchnStudio

    StitchnStudio said 11 years ago

    Very pretty.

  • WRsCottage

    WRsCottage said 11 years ago

    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. :)

  • parasolproject

    parasolproject said 11 years ago

    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!

  • coup

    coup said 11 years ago

    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.

  • birchbeerboutique

    birchbeerboutique said 11 years ago

    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.

  • go2girl

    go2girl said 11 years ago

    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.

  • roseblue

    roseblue said 11 years ago

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

  • spacejam

    spacejam said 11 years ago

    i will give it a try! thanks for sharing)

  • frenchtoastfriday

    frenchtoastfriday said 11 years ago

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

  • pieintheskyjewelry

    pieintheskyjewelry said 11 years ago

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

  • comfortablyblue

    comfortablyblue said 11 years ago

    Fantastic! =) I wanna do this!

  • Epiphany6andCo

    Epiphany6andCo said 11 years ago

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

  • gufobardo

    gufobardo said 11 years ago

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

  • candacejean

    candacejean said 11 years ago

    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!

  • ooty

    ooty said 11 years ago

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

  • lavenderlemon

    lavenderlemon said 11 years ago

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

  • Sumikoshop

    Sumikoshop said 11 years ago

    Great idea !!

  • typomaniac

    typomaniac said 11 years ago

    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 ;)

  • PassionArte

    PassionArte said 11 years ago

    Cute creations! And great tips! Thank you!

  • Relydesign

    Relydesign said 11 years ago

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

  • monsterbugblankets

    monsterbugblankets said 11 years ago

    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!

  • BlacknickSculpture

    BlacknickSculpture said 11 years ago

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

  • Deezden

    Deezden said 11 years ago

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

  • polkadotscloud

    polkadotscloud said 11 years ago

    great! I love Pebeo markers! :)

  • anemonecomms

    anemonecomms said 11 years ago

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

  • LHogan

    LHogan said 11 years ago

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

  • vintagelizzy

    vintagelizzy said 11 years ago

    lovely article :)

  • camamiel

    camamiel said 11 years ago

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

  • luzbox

    luzbox said 11 years ago

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

  • krize

    krize said 11 years ago

    I love this shop so much!!

  • den10studio

    den10studio said 11 years ago

    these are fantastic! what a great idea!

  • LittleMissDressUp

    LittleMissDressUp said 11 years ago

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

  • dbabcock

    dbabcock said 11 years ago

    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.

  • SimpleJoysPaperie

    SimpleJoysPaperie said 11 years ago

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

  • FamaraDesigns

    FamaraDesigns said 11 years ago

    Wow, beautiful job. Love the birds cup :)

  • jibbyandjuna

    jibbyandjuna said 11 years ago

    What a wonderful project!

  • KristyLynnJewelry

    KristyLynnJewelry said 11 years ago

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

  • SunshineDaydreamz

    SunshineDaydreamz said 11 years ago

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

  • Laurasbox

    Laurasbox said 11 years ago

    Lovely, Beautiful. great ideas :)

  • CuriousSparrow

    CuriousSparrow said 11 years ago

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

  • HandmadeHandsome

    HandmadeHandsome said 11 years ago

    Great article. Thanks.

  • RegalCottage

    RegalCottage said 11 years ago

    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.

  • xoxsmiley

    xoxsmiley said 11 years ago

    I adore the "rainy day" cup and saucer!

  • LizaMista

    LizaMista said 11 years ago

    Very gentle birdies)

  • vivikas

    vivikas said 11 years ago

    So cool, thanks for sharing!! n_n

  • Beadymonkey

    Beadymonkey said 11 years ago

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

  • missbmckay

    missbmckay said 11 years ago

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

  • IslaNewYork

    IslaNewYork said 11 years ago

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

  • HoldTheWire

    HoldTheWire said 11 years ago

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

  • JoshUrsoDesign

    JoshUrsoDesign said 11 years ago

    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!

  • RedFenyx

    RedFenyx said 11 years ago

    Lovely and interesting!

  • jodieflowers

    jodieflowers said 11 years ago

    LOVE IT!

  • shopgoodgrace

    shopgoodgrace said 11 years ago

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

  • LoveAppleBoutique

    LoveAppleBoutique said 11 years ago

    These are great I cant wait to try it out

  • melis731

    melis731 said 11 years ago

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

  • JanuaryJaniesJewelry

    JanuaryJaniesJewelry said 11 years ago

    Great info

  • monkeynorman

    monkeynorman said 11 years ago

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

  • Mizdragonfly

    Mizdragonfly said 11 years ago

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

  • lynspataro

    lynspataro said 11 years ago

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

  • ClementinesJewelry

    ClementinesJewelry said 11 years ago

    Great idea!

  • livelovemaria

    livelovemaria said 11 years ago

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

  • melsartbuffet

    melsartbuffet said 11 years ago

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

  • kadlubik

    kadlubik said 11 years ago

    fun, fun, fun

  • bysweetmom

    bysweetmom said 11 years ago

    thanks for sharing, ı really like porcelain painting

  • almapottery

    almapottery said 11 years ago

    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.

  • KnitKnit

    KnitKnit said 11 years ago

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

  • MagicMarkingsArt

    MagicMarkingsArt said 11 years ago

    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!

  • juliemorissette

    juliemorissette said 11 years ago

    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

  • CavemanPottery

    CavemanPottery said 11 years ago

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

  • MooshooSkinny

    MooshooSkinny said 11 years ago

    oooh, inspiration!

  • sarahE

    sarahE said 11 years ago

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

  • 4impressions

    4impressions said 11 years ago

    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.

  • birchbeerboutique

    birchbeerboutique said 11 years ago

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

  • ArtisticIntentions

    ArtisticIntentions said 11 years ago

    Beautiful! I love it!!

  • thimblythings

    thimblythings said 11 years ago

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

  • FiberContent

    FiberContent said 11 years ago

    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.

  • Iammie

    Iammie said 11 years ago

    I love them all! So cute!

  • billymac

    billymac said 11 years ago

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

  • SRdesign

    SRdesign said 11 years ago

    Wonderful!I love it!

  • SRdesign

    SRdesign said 11 years ago

    Wonderful!I love it!

  • FairyDecos

    FairyDecos said 11 years ago

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

  • meoneil

    meoneil said 11 years ago

    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!

  • Whimsywares

    Whimsywares said 11 years ago

    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?

  • ShineYourLightStudio

    ShineYourLightStudio said 11 years ago

    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. :)

  • jackrabbitspring

    jackrabbitspring said 11 years ago

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

  • birchbeerboutique

    birchbeerboutique said 11 years ago

    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.

  • corduroy

    corduroy said 11 years ago

    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!

  • TrulyFelt

    TrulyFelt said 11 years ago

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

  • BebesDecor

    BebesDecor said 11 years ago

    very nice! thanks for sharing!

  • BrossARTaddiction

    BrossARTaddiction said 11 years ago

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

  • janeandavis

    janeandavis said 11 years ago

    love your work! so inspiring!

  • adustyframe

    adustyframe said 11 years ago

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

  • StarAniseRecipes

    StarAniseRecipes said 11 years ago

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

  • AlpineGypsy

    AlpineGypsy said 11 years ago

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

  • batzy

    batzy said 11 years ago

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

  • carterdealejos

    carterdealejos said 11 years ago

    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!

  • StrapsByLeslie

    StrapsByLeslie said 11 years ago

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

  • melfannin

    melfannin said 11 years ago

    lovely. thanks!

  • StudioCherie

    StudioCherie said 11 years ago

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

  • AlikiBags

    AlikiBags said 11 years ago

    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!!!

  • SchoolyardGames

    SchoolyardGames said 11 years ago

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

  • BHBKidstyle

    BHBKidstyle said 11 years ago

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

  • SciFiMom

    SciFiMom said 11 years ago

    Love this!

  • EireDynamics

    EireDynamics said 11 years ago

    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!

  • fionamacneil

    fionamacneil said 11 years ago

    Fantastic, love it!

  • moxieandepoxy

    moxieandepoxy said 11 years ago

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

  • lunahoo

    lunahoo said 11 years ago

    Thank you!!! i love this tutorial :)

  • Joiedetea

    Joiedetea said 11 years ago

    Going to try it! Thanks!!

  • TheShadowCabinet

    TheShadowCabinet said 11 years ago

    Very inspiring!

  • brassowl

    brassowl said 11 years ago

    I love this idea!

  • sannipanni

    sannipanni said 10 years ago

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

  • tarynjlee

    tarynjlee said 10 years ago

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

  • amyawalters

    amyawalters said 10 years ago

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

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  • gbjuniorkindergarten

    gbjuniorkindergarten said 7 years ago

    Question... If you wait 48 hours to bake after dried will it still work the same?? I am wanting to do this for a bachelorette party but will be unable to bake after 24 hours.

  • gwordlow

    gwordlow said 5 years ago

    Thanks so much for these instructions! My evening teatime is very special to me and I wanted a nice tea set to make my ritual more special but I couldn't find a tea set I really liked. I stumbled across your instructions online when I was looking for painted ceramic tea sets and it gave me the idea to create my own. So, I went to a second hand store and found a teapot, saucer, sugar bowl and creamer, got the Pebeo paints you recommend here and I spent a few hours yesterday painting the tea set. The paints are amazing and it was so much fun putting my design together. It's a sort of Harlequin/circus type of design of pink stripes, gold lines and black and white check. I love how it turned out. All I have to do now is bake it. I'm so excited for my first tea time with the new set. Thanks again for these easy step-by-step instructions. I'm thinking about painting another set, lol!!

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