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Snowy Family Pottery Platter


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Design by: BuckeyeGalKimberly (1 Project)
Project skill level: easy
Project time: 1 hour to 2 hours
Project tags: Home Décor/Accents Winter Modern Holiday Holiday Layouts Outdoor/Animal Layouts Seasonal Layouts Gifts Holiday Décor Playful Naturalist Clean & Simple

Using the masking technique, I used Cricut die cuts to establish the shapes and monogram for my platter at a local paint-your-pottery studio.

CRICUT ®: WHAT WAS USED

OTHER MATERIALS NEEDED

  • Pottery Bisque (Platter)
  • Ceramic Paints
  • Paint Brushes

STEP-BY-STEP How-TO INSTRUCTIONS

After cutting die cuts out on white cardstock, "glue" the die cuts to the pottery bisque by covering one side with white paint. Press the painted side of the paper down onto the pottery.
Paint over die cut(s) with coats of paint so the shapes are outlined onto the pottery. The number of coats of paint depends on the color intensity you desire. In this case, I wanted the blue to be solid with no brush strokes shown, so I painted either 3 or 4 layers over the paper.
Before the paint completely dries, snag the paper so it lifts up from the pottery. Do this slowly. Remember. You want to do this while the paper is still wet from the paint.
Color in the shapes with paint to give each Cricut shape the detail and colors you desire.
I wanted the look of snow falling from the sky, so I used a special glaze called "Confetti" that makes these sand-like granules burst during the firing process in the kiln.
My local paint-your-pottery studio then glazed the piece and fired it in the kiln.
Personal Notes: I was extremely happy with this and my SIL teard up when she opened the gift at Christmas! The studio was impressed as well and now has plans to get a Cricut for their customers to use the same technique!!

Step 1

After cutting die cuts out on white cardstock, "glue" the die cuts to the pottery bisque by covering one side with white paint. Press the painted side of the paper down onto the pottery.

Step 2

Paint over die cut(s) with coats of paint so the shapes are outlined onto the pottery. The number of coats of paint depends on the color intensity you desire. In this case, I wanted the blue to be solid with no brush strokes shown, so I painted either 3 or 4 layers over the paper.

Step 3

Before the paint completely dries, snag the paper so it lifts up from the pottery. Do this slowly. Remember. You want to do this while the paper is still wet from the paint.

Step 4

Color in the shapes with paint to give each Cricut shape the detail and colors you desire.

Step 5

I wanted the look of snow falling from the sky, so I used a special glaze called "Confetti" that makes these sand-like granules burst during the firing process in the kiln.

Step 6

My local paint-your-pottery studio then glazed the piece and fired it in the kiln.

Step 7

Personal Notes: I was extremely happy with this and my SIL teard up when she opened the gift at Christmas! The studio was impressed as well and now has plans to get a Cricut for their customers to use the same technique!!

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Thanks, Amy! The possibilities are endless, especially for those of us who can't draw much more than a stick figure on a blank piece of paper!! LOL :-)

Published on October 21, 2012 by BuckeyeGalKimberly Flag Comment As Inappropriate
What a fabuous idea!

Published on October 21, 2012 by AmyStamper Flag Comment As Inappropriate