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rossie
« on: February 16, 2012 06:53:54 PM »

So... I'm having a big tea party in a few months and I wanted to use vintage china but contrary to internet myth, op-shops and second hand stores aren't all filled with beautiful, affordable treasures.  Stupid internet is always lying to me Tongue  I've been snapping up what nice things I can, and filling out my collection with boring stuff that has potential.  Like this cup; love the shape, hate the design:


   
To glam this up, I used 'porcelaine paint', which I bought at Spotlight.  You paint, dry, then bake it on. 



Here's that boring cup again, with it's saucer, all spruced up and ready for shindiggin':




 
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« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2012 07:04:12 PM »

That's such a great idea! I have those paints and love decorating plain dishes with them, but this is great! I might have to try it. I love how bright your new cups are Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2012 07:34:11 AM »

Brilliant!

It's like a porcelain coloring page.
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« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2012 11:56:40 PM »

So cute. Wish i could paint.
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« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2012 12:21:34 AM »

You painted it yourself ?
Nice works !
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