Ceramic painting

Materials Required:

A Plate

Camel texture white

Camel Acrylic gloss medium

A design

Carbon paper

Pencil

Oil Paints

Brushes

Procedure:

1. Take the plate and clean it well.

2. Trace the design on to the plate using a carbon paper.

3. Give the outline of the design using a cone filled with Camel texture white.

4. Wait till the outline dries.

5. Now paint the design with oil paints. Choose colours according to your taste.

6. It takes 2-3 days to dry.

After drying apply camel acrylic gloss medium onto the plate. It gives a glossy finish to the painting and also helps it to last long.

Your ceramic painting is ready.

To make a cone:

Take a thick plastic cover or sheet, roll it in the shape of a cone and stick the edges. Fill the paste inside the cone and close it sticking the ends tightly. Make a small hole with a pin at the tip of the cone. The fine paste can be squeezed out in a thin strand. This can be used to give the out line of the design in the plate.

Tips on Painting Ceramics

Painting is a creative way to make your ceramic projects personal and unique. Follow these tips for beautiful results.

Clean your ceramic item. This is very important to do so that your paint adheres to your item properly. Use your scraper gently in a downward motion on all the seam lines. These are the lines that were created by the mold you used to make your ceramic item. Use your sponge to erase the seam lines and wipe down the surfaces. Dampen your sponge and wring it out completely. Excess water in your sponge can cause your piece to become pliable again.

Choose the paint colors you want to use and a variety of paintbrushes depending on how you decide to decorate your pottery. Pottery paint is acrylic glaze and most commonly is sold in bottles at craft stores or shops where you can make and paint pottery crafts. If you are creating a stenciled piece or painting a smaller area, one or two bottles will be enough. If you are creating something bigger or painting all one color, you will need three to five bottles.

Remember when buying paint that it takes three coats of paint for your brush stokes not to show. Three coats allows the finished piece to be all one color instead of various shades of one color. Allow each coat to dry completely before applying the next coat.

Use different brushes for different techniques. Make sure the bristle edges are straight and even. A broader brush is used to apply paint to an entire surface. Smaller, fine-pointed brushes can be used to paint specific designs or to fill in bits of color. Have one brush per color to avoid accidentally mixing paints.

Use lighter-colored paint first if you will be overlapping the colors. Darker-colored paint will bleed through the lighter ones if you use the darker color first.

Use stencils if desired. They can be held in place by hand or by masking tape before applying the paint. You can also use masking tape to make straight lines in a design. Place the tape, paint the line along the edge and pull off the tape when the paint dries.

Experiment with imaginative ways to paint. Explore using different objects to create special paint effects. For example, use a sponge to sponge-paint in dabs of color. Instead of touching your paintbrush to the surface, flick the paint at your piece and let it land wherever it will to create a spatter paint effect. Look at ordinary things around the room and consider how you might use them to apply the paint in a unique manner.

Glaze and fire your finished piece in the kiln for a one-of-a-kind personal creation.

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