This ikat inspired DIY by the lovely Miriam of ' Miss Bunting' is the perfect way to create a whole new table-setting and is so simple and easy, you’ll want to create a new set for every party!
Over to you Miriam!
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
- Plain plates – ours were $2 from Kmart
- Porcelain paint - we used Liquitex Glossies in Magenta
- Paintbrush – we used a fan brush so you can see the brush strokes
- Small container
TIP: Because you’ll be using a porcelain paint that is baked on an already-fired ceramic piece and not baked in like an unglazed piece of pottery you’d put in a kiln, it doesn’t have the same durability. This is why keeping your artwork around the side is advised and not on the main plate – it’ll last a whole lot longer as it won’t get scratched. Also, be sure to handwash and avoid harsh detergents and scourers.
STEP ONE: Make sure all your plates are clean and try not to handle too much as the natural oil from your hands can interfere with the paint.
STEP TWO: Squeeze a small amount of your porcelain paint out into a small container and load your paint brush, removing the excess (like you would nail polish). It may take a bit of practice to work with the right amount – you don’t want a lot of paint so you can see the flick of the paintbrush.
STEP THREE: Working from the outside edge, make a small swipe (around 1cm) inwards toward the centre of the plate and work, repeating around the perimeter so you can see the brush mark flicks all the way around. Depending on your brand of paint, you can rework the paint and go over it or wash it all off and try again if you’re not happy with the effect.
STEP FOUR: Follow the instructions on your brand of paint – we baked ours for 45 minutes in a 160 degree oven.
Now if you are as #inlove with these plates as we are, you need to enter our LENZO + Miss Bunting 'Pink Dinner' Giveaway. The prize includes eight dinner and side plates. To enter, head to Miss Bunting or LENZO's Instagram page for more info!
Love LENZO xxx
DIY PROJECT + PHOTOGRAPHY Miss Bunting