decorative ceramic plates
How to make decorative ceramic plates
decorative ceramic plates are a great way to express your creativity. They are relatively easy to make and best of all, you can make whatever you want with them. Take an old family photo, a favorite picture or an image found right online and with just a little patience and skill, you can turn it into a beautiful piece of art for your wall! Here is how to make a decorative wall plate. Ceramic tiles are widely used for decorating the interior of homes and can be easily personalized with pictures or words. There are plenty of materials available in craft shops to help you create your own designs of decorative ceramic plates to best suit your decorating needs. For small images, words and fine detail, there are pens designed specifically for use on ceramics. If you are not confident in your drawing skills, ready-made stencils come in a wide range of designs. All you need to do is pick a theme and colors that suit the room the tiles will decorate.
Wipe the decorative ceramic plates with a damp cloth and then a dry one to ensure they are clean and free of dust. Sketch the chosen image or words on to the tile lightly using a pencil. If you are using a stencil, lay it on top of the tile and trace it lightly using the pencil. Do not remove the stencil after tracing. Squeeze a small amount of each color of ceramic paint onto the palette and use the fine brushes to fill in the shapes you have sketched or the areas left exposed by the stencil. Leave paints to dry according to manufacturer’s instructions.
Apply a second coat of each color to ensure even coverage. After this coat is dry, it is safe to remove any stencils. Use ceramic pens to add any fine detail, outline shapes, or write in any words. Bake tiles in the oven at the recommended temperature, according to the paint manufacturer’s instructions, for the time advised to seal the colors onto the decorative ceramic plates.