I saw someone do this on Pinterest with white bowls and just had to try it. Would also look great on the outside of mugs.
What you need:
- White ceramics
- Sketching pencil (I used an all surface pencil)
- Tracing paper (if you want to get some symmetry going on)
- Pebeo Porcelaine 150 marker in anthracite black 1.2 (RRP $8-$12)
Step 1: Clean the surface you wish to use, and make sure it is dry. For best results, try and use some vodka to kill any germs.
Step 2: Draw the outline, and use tracing paper if you want it to be perfectly symmetrical.
Step 3: Shake the marker well. On a thick bit of strap paper, push down on the tip of the Pebeo Porcelaine Marker a few times to start the ink flow. Begin by drawing the outline of your print, then fill in the middle. Press on the tip to get more ink. Tip: Work from the top down so you don’t get any smudges.
Step 4: Leave to dry for 72 hours if only for decorative use. For dishwashing resistance, dry for 24 hours then bake in oven for 35 minutes on 150 degrees celsius. Make sure you put it in the oven while cold, and bring it up to 150 degrees before you start the 35 minute timer. This is the safest way to do it.
Please note: If you’re going to do this on plates or bowls, make sure they are only for decorative use. The ink is not suitable for eating off (even when popped into the oven to set). If you want to use it for a dinner set, either look into a safe glaze you can put on it, or place it somewhere not in contact with food (e.g. the outside of mugs)… Lame I know, but I don’t want anyone getting sick.