A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: When you post a project, it's easier for people to discover it if you choose a great title for your thread.
Total Members: 297,172
Currently Running With Scissors:
592 Guests and 15 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1] 2 3  All
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Pebeo Ceramic Paint  (Read 7939 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
hercuteness
wonderfulonium
Offline Offline

Posts: 341
Joined: 21-Mar-2005

Give me a week or two to go absolutely cuckoo.


View Profile WWW
« on: March 30, 2005 12:04:34 PM »

anybody else use this stuff?  you paint onto already-glazed ceramics or porcelain (even metal!) and bake at 350 for an hour.  so i buy plates, cups, whatever i can find on sale and paint them up.  makes great gift-giving.

i really like it, but i'm curious to find out what other materials i can use to apply the paint.  so far i've used sponges, brushes and q-tips, and i suppose i could rag it, too.  but i want to be able to paint a pretty, smooth background color onto my pieces.

any suggestions?  tips on painting slick surfaces?

thanks!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

You got no fear of the underdog. . .that's why you will not survive!

PHOTOGRAPHY - It's what I do, and I'm pretty darn good.
http://www.fulltiltphotography.com/

FACEBOOK
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1261437978

MYSPACE
http://www.myspace.com/nadiacaffesse
craft-matic
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2005 04:56:07 PM »

Hey there-

I've just begun using this stuff on ceramic.  I've used the Vitrea in the past on glass.  The problem I have is that it's hard not to show brushstrokes.  Pebeo sells little plastic bottles with fine metal tips, so that you can write with them.  They are finer than either the pens or the beading tubes they sell.  I really like them.  Getting a smooth background surface is tough; unless it's totally flat, you won't be able to get a completely smooth surface, you may have to go for a sort of water-color-like effect. 

THIS ROCKS   Logged

Work is love made visible.
                            --Kahlil Gibran

Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted.           
                            --Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Craft Addict
Offline Offline

Posts: 410
Joined: 18-Jun-2004

"She's crafty- and she's just my type"


View Profile
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2005 08:42:58 PM »

I'm very interested in these paints but I was wondering if they're safe to eat off of/drink from.  From what I gathered from the website, it seems that the Vitrea is ok to eat off of but you shouldn't off of the Porcelaine.  Then I saw instruction books with plates and cups painted on so I got confused.  Does anyone have definitive information about this?
THIS ROCKS   Logged
littleone1098
Offline Offline

Posts: 2362
Joined: 11-Jun-2004

Let them eat cake she said


View Profile WWW
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2005 08:48:04 PM »

wow, that's really cool, where do you get this?
THIS ROCKS   Logged

"Every morning when I wake up I experince an exquisite joythe joy of being Salvador Daland I ask myself in rapture, What wonderful things this Salvador Dal is going to accomplish today?" -The one and only
hercuteness
wonderfulonium
Offline Offline

Posts: 341
Joined: 21-Mar-2005

Give me a week or two to go absolutely cuckoo.


View Profile WWW
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2005 09:19:08 PM »

i have a set of plates that i painted and i eat off of them occasionally.  pebeo says it's dishwasher safe, but i only hand-wash them. 

craft-matic, you are totally right.  i can never seem to get precise edges or solid backgrounds.  i haven't seen the metal-tipped bottles. . . i use the markers and the metallic beading paint, but for the most part you have to free=hand everything.

sure wish i could figure out how to stencil with it.  maybe if i went ultra-thin and dry with the brushes or a sponge?

*shrug*
THIS ROCKS   Logged

You got no fear of the underdog. . .that's why you will not survive!

PHOTOGRAPHY - It's what I do, and I'm pretty darn good.
http://www.fulltiltphotography.com/

FACEBOOK
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1261437978

MYSPACE
http://www.myspace.com/nadiacaffesse
evaberry
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2005 08:14:50 AM »

I made these plates with Pebeo paints several years ago. The pictures are pretty small and blurry, but basically they have Winnie the Pooh quotes and pictures on the plates and a larger picture on each cup. As far as I've understood, you can't have food touching the paints, which is why I only painted on the outside of the cups, and the plates are only for putting the cups on. I have never used them, though - I'm too embarrassed! They are pretty childish.

I hope you can see something from these pictures:

"I say, I wonder what's going to happen exciting to-day?" said Piglet.

"Tiggers don't like honey."

"This writing business. Pencils and what-not. Over-rated if you ask me. Silly stuff. Nothing in it."

"What with all this snow, not to mention icicles and such-like, it isn't so Hot in my field."

"Bother!" said Winnie-the-Pooh, inside the jar, and "Oh, help!" and, mostly, "Ow!"

He could see the honey, he could smell the honey, but he couldn't quite reach the honey


I did the writing with the clever metal-tipped tubes, I found them very good. I also used q-tips.

I had the same problem with the brushstrokes. I found the only way to get around it was to make it look like you meant it to be like that. You might be able to see what I mean from this close-up:


Oh, and I also found that Piglet, who was was light pink after I painted him, turned light yellow when I fired him.
« Last Edit: April 26, 2005 08:16:33 AM by evaberry » THIS ROCKS   Logged
hercuteness
wonderfulonium
Offline Offline

Posts: 341
Joined: 21-Mar-2005

Give me a week or two to go absolutely cuckoo.


View Profile WWW
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2005 11:03:00 AM »

those are beautiful!  you picked a good subject, i think, because classic pooh (and his terribly cute friends) are meant to have soft edges.  you did a fabulous job.

*sigh* Smiley
THIS ROCKS   Logged

You got no fear of the underdog. . .that's why you will not survive!

PHOTOGRAPHY - It's what I do, and I'm pretty darn good.
http://www.fulltiltphotography.com/

FACEBOOK
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1261437978

MYSPACE
http://www.myspace.com/nadiacaffesse
dirt_made_my_lunch
Offline Offline

Posts: 965
Joined: 13-Apr-2005

don't think twice, it's alright


View Profile
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2005 08:04:49 PM »

fascinating! thanks a lot!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Now the wintertime is coming,
The windows are filled with frost.
I went to tell everybody,
But I could not get across.
Well, I wanna be your lover, baby,
I don't wanna be your boss.
Don't say I never warned you
When your train gets lost.
evaberry
« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2005 11:22:46 PM »

those are beautiful!  you picked a good subject, i think, because classic pooh (and his terribly cute friends) are meant to have soft edges.  you did a fabulous job.

Thanks for the compliments, hercuteness! Show us some of your work too... Smiley

By the way, I just remembered that if you apply lots of layers of the paint, the brushstrokes disappear a bit. So the only way to have a solid colour with no brushstrokes (I think) is to put on several layers. Of course, this makes it really dark and opaque.

I also remembered that the smell of the paints is quite bad and used to give me fairly bad headaches. Use in a well-ventilated area, I guess.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
hercuteness
wonderfulonium
Offline Offline

Posts: 341
Joined: 21-Mar-2005

Give me a week or two to go absolutely cuckoo.


View Profile WWW
« Reply #9 on: April 27, 2005 05:55:40 AM »

i've found that you have to let the layers dry for a long time before applying another coat.  oherwise the layer beneath will start to pull away and disintigrate. causing really ugly blotches and causing me to throw my project across the room.

 Wink

i'm working on a large platter right now.  will post when finished!

like with most things i craft, everything seems to end up as a gift for someone else. . i never get to keep anything!
 Sad
THIS ROCKS   Logged

You got no fear of the underdog. . .that's why you will not survive!

PHOTOGRAPHY - It's what I do, and I'm pretty darn good.
http://www.fulltiltphotography.com/

FACEBOOK
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1261437978

MYSPACE
http://www.myspace.com/nadiacaffesse
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] 2 3  All Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Hottest New Toys For The Summer
Give Your Settlers of Catan Game Board a Magnetic Upgrade
Vote For New Monopoly Pieces
Shaheen Wirk on What Performing Artists Teach About Preparation
Matt Ruby on Taking Comedy Skills Beyond Just Being Funny
Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: DIY Drum Light
Tute Tuesday: Fleece Puppy Bed
Matchbox Mania!

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.