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« on: April 01, 2005 01:51:30 PM »

what other materials or techniques can i use to paint on ceramics or percelain that have already been fired?  i've done brushes, sponges, q-tips, markers, etc.

the surface is so slick.  any revolutionary ideas for someone stuck in the Dark Ages?

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« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2005 06:29:36 PM »

what exactly are you painting on?...aka, figurine-ish things, vases, etc
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« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2005 08:04:48 PM »

sorry, i guess i should have mentioned that before. 

i paint pretty much anything that's oven-safe.  mostly teapots, cups and saucers, platters and dishes.

i want to do more of it, but this paint (a porcelain paint that can be "baked" onto the object) makes using tape or stencils impossible.

so, i'm looking for innovative paint application techniques.  or, you know, neato stuff.
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« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2005 08:22:14 PM »

any way you could sponge on them through lace?...
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« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2005 08:27:57 PM »

hmmmm, maybe!

question is, which sponges work best with thin paints?  the glossy surface combined with watery paint tends to blur or smudge any detail work i try to do, no matter how little paint i apply at a time.

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i wonder if i used a pouncer brush how it would turn out?
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« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2005 08:45:22 PM »

or maybe even one of those fat crayola kiddie brushes...because you're relying on the lace to give the appearance of texture, you could probably use pretty much anything...
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« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2005 07:22:39 AM »

cool idea.  thanks!
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« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2005 05:06:35 PM »

Have you tried using stamps?  I don't know how well rubber stamps would work, but a foam "stamp" might.  You can buy that sheet foam to make cut-outs with, maybe you could cut it into a shape, and get a light impression on the glass.  I will try it with a sponge and my paints, and see how it works. 
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« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2005 07:13:14 PM »

What paint are you using?  is it the oven bake kind?  if it is or not try to heat the ceramic up in the oven or microwave before you paint on it ( the heat will allow the paint to dry faster so less time to smudge).  if your paint is water based let it thicken up a bit that should help too.
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« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2005 08:36:33 PM »

that's also a great idea.  yeah, it's the kind you bake.  i finished a plate this weekend, tried some new techniques, but i hadn't considered heating it up first.  i keep looking for plates and other things to paint that haven't been glazed. . .or at least ones with a non-gloss glaze.  i figured this might help with the application of the paint.  who knows.

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