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I made some presents with
sharpies on porcelain for Christmas. Here are the basics with pics to follow.
#1 – Yes this can be done on
glazed porcelain! No prep required
#2 – Your microns will not
work.Regular sharpies will NOT
#3 – You must must MUST use
OIL BASED SHARPIES. (read below for more on this.
#4 – Once your design is
done, cook in oven at 425 for 30 mins.Let the piece heat up and cool in the oven to prevent cracking.
#5 – Use a soft sponge to
wash once cooked. Do not wash or wet or wipe BEFORE cooking (more on this
below).Add a gift tag or write on the
bottom of the piece instructions to WASH GENTLY WITH A SOFT SPONGE.
Oil based sharpies.Okay so these run a little more pricy than
regular sharpies.I’m in Canada and they
are just under 10$ each at Michael’s. Regular sharpies WILL wash off.Micron Pens WILL wipe off! Oil based sharpies
are the only way to go. (that I’ve found so far anyhow)
Here is a finished plant
pot.Cooked and all.Pretty neat present as it comes with a plant
bulb to grow later in the year.This is
completed and cooked and worked out.YAY! Only about 10 hours to do each one (with drying time included
because the paint can run with your hand movements if it’s not completely dry)
Kinda blurry - photo taken with cellphone.
The plates, oh how I love the
plates! Warning: one of my paint sharpies exploded on the first one just as I was
adding so finishing touches.Luckily the
design was “busy” enough to be able to save it.
And this is what happens when
you try to wipe the pieces down before cooking them.Ruined 2 pots this way, goodbye 20 hours… Not
only does the paint “peel” off but it re-adheres itself to other parts of the
Finally, if you put the piece
in the oven… and let’s just say you heated up some pizza in the oven the night
before and a piece of cheese and mushroom and green pepper landed on the burner
and you didn’t notice… and therefore it caught fire while your pieces are
cooking, rendering them full of black soot… (yes, this is my life) they can be
salvaged! After trying alcohol, soap and water, nail polish remover and bleach –
(all carefully so as not to wreck the pattern) I found success with a simple
baking soda and water paste.