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Transform Crockery with Easy Painting

Personalise your tableware with an easy project


  • White cup, saucer and side plate
  • Pebeo Porcelaine paints: Ruby Red (07), Marseille Yellow (02), Turquoise (20), Ivory (43)
  • Masking film and tape
  • Circle
  • Sponge
  • Paintbrushes: fine; chisel-ended
  • Cotton wool buds
  • Baby wipes
  1. CHINA PAINTING – 1 Wash the crockery thoroughly with soapy water and leave to air thoroughly. For the cup narrow strips of tape and mask off either side of the handle then stick a strip 1cm from the top rim. Add another line of tape under the first if needed so that there is a 3cm section uncovered at the base of the cup.

    2 For the saucer and side plate make circles you will need the negative part so that a disc of paint can be applied in the middle (8.3cm diameter for the saucer and 10.3cm for the plate). Add a 2cm circle of masking film to the very center of the side plate. Apply the masks making sure that the edges are firmly adhered to the surface.

    3 Mix the porcelain paints; a small amount of ivory needs to be combined with each of the three colors to create pink light yellow and light turquoise. Pour and mix the paints on a white plate covered with cling film; this will prevent them from out as you work.

    4 Use a sponge to dab pink paint onto the unmasked center of the side plate. Immediately afterwards dab the paint with a sponge to reduce any bubbles and leave flat color on the surface. Repeat with yellow paint in the middle of the saucer. Apply yellow to the top of the cup and turquoise to the base.

    5 If the paint has become touch the china with a hairdryer, the tape and film will peel off easily. However these can also be removed when the paint is still wet. Use baby wipes to take off any color that has bled under the masked areas and tidy up uneven edges with a fine brush and paint.

    6 Dip a cotton wool bud into the paints and add circles of dots around the solid areas. The small dashes are formed with a chisel-ended paintbrush either horizontally to the central circle or vertically. Leave to dry for 24 hours then bake the china in an oven according to the paint manufacturer’s instructions.

Embroidery-Effect of Greetings

Amp up your greetings with this beautiful and easy to achieve embroidery effect.

  • Card: Stampin’ Up!, Needlepoint Nook A4; green, red, white
  • Patterned paper, Stampin’ Up! Needlepoint Nook 12 x 12
  • Stampin’ Up! Needlepoint Elements Framelits
  • Stamps Stampin’ Up! Needle & Thread Photopolymer Set
  • Mini pizza boxes.
  • Ink-pads various colours; Tsukineko Versamark
  • Embossing powder Tonic Studios Nuvo White
  • Embellishments
  • Adhesives
  1. Friend Card – 1 Take white card 13.5cm x 14cm then trim out a smaller layer of yellow card. Using the large stitched flower all over.

    2 flower apertures in the bottom right. Stamp then flowers and leaves in blues and greens.

    3 Make red butterflies as before. Arrange the flowers and leaves using adhesive and foam pads. Secure to the yellow card.

    4 Stamp a sentiment in Versamark onto red card and add white embossing powder. To set then trim around the edges and fix to thin white banner-shaped card.

    5 Add the sentiment to the base. Fix foam pads to the reverse of the yellow and secure onto the card base.
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