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Topic: **UPDATED** NEW grotesque, gluttonous beasts-- handpainted on vintage plates -  (Read 7610 times)
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« Reply #30 on: March 06, 2006 11:58:48 AM »

These are way too cool. 

I second the idea of putting them on plain white.  Maybe you could look for a wholesale restaurant supply store near where you live?  That would be cheaper than even the chain stores.   

I don't recommend eBay as a place to start.  The reason is that there is SOOOOOOOOOO much dinnerware on eBay, people probably won't find it.  If you do eBay, I'd say do an eBay store.  Prices don't get as high as an auction might, but in my experience with eBay, with the regular 6 day auctions, you have to relist things a bazillion times.  For the items for which there's a glut, or for things that people won't be able to find through simple searches, the bidding doesn't go very high at all.  But Etsy might be okay.  But maybe you could consign with some shops where you live? 
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« Reply #31 on: March 06, 2006 11:59:18 AM »

These are way too cool. 

I second the idea of putting them on plain white.  Maybe you could look for a wholesale restaurant supply store near where you live?  That would be cheaper than even the chain stores.   

I don't recommend eBay as a place to start.  The reason is that there is SOOOOOOOOOO much dinnerware on eBay, people probably won't find it.  If you do eBay, I'd say do an eBay store.  Prices don't get as high as an auction might, but in my experience with eBay, with the regular 6 day auctions, you have to relist things a bazillion times.  For the items for which there's a glut, or for things that people won't be able to find through simple searches, the bidding doesn't go very high at all.  But Etsy might be okay.  But maybe you could consign with some shops where you live? 
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« Reply #32 on: March 06, 2006 03:57:38 PM »

 Grin you all are the most helpful people on earth!  restaurant supply store is a great idea, actually i know just where to find one!  maybe sell individual ones as wall art on cool vintage plates, and make semi-coherent (like someone suggested, themes, etc) 'matching' sets that people would eat off of from new, white plates.  i set up an etsy account but i lost my credit card, so until the new one arrives i can't sell anything there.  the first one, 'wine snob' is sold, if anyone is really interested in the other three just PM me and it's yours!  i'm making more of these tonight on the plates i already have, as well as washing the ones i already made a few times to see how it works.  the paint company, pebeo, claims they are dishwasher safe, so i'm sure handwashing won't hurt them.  i just wouldn't microwave or heat them in the oven.  i'm so happy you like them, the craftster seal of approval is IT!  Smiley
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« Reply #33 on: March 06, 2006 04:41:18 PM »

ahahahha those are great. i giggled as each one loaded. Cheesy
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« Reply #34 on: March 07, 2006 07:08:30 PM »

Hey--just to let you know, I've used the pebeo quite a lot (here's some stuff:

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=33781.0

It's far more simple and doesn't have nearly the character of your creations; I'm more artisan than artist, I'm afraid....)

Anyhow, I've used it on porcelain, and I've used the vitrea as well.  I've used them on candleholders exposed to high heat, I've used them on bakeware, and I've run it through the dishwasher repeatedly, and never had it scratch or peel.  It's truly amazing stuff.  It's probably best to warn people not to put it in the oven, but truthfully it won't hurt it unless it's super high heat (like above 400 and dry).  Overall, the stuff is darn near indestructible once it's set.

But here's another little tip.  If you do a design and you don't like it, and you haven't baked it yet, if you run it through the dishwasher a couple times it'll clear the unwanted design right off!  Of course it's not good for focused alteration, but it's great if you want to start all over on a piece.  If you want to clear part of it, use a small corner of a slightly abrasive kitchen scrubber--the scotch pads are a little too much, but something along that line works great.  Just use a corner of it on the part you want to get rid of, after it's dried.  Or else wrap a nubbly cloth around a Q-tip or pencil and use the end to scratch off the unwanted part. 
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« Reply #35 on: March 08, 2006 04:56:01 AM »

Hey--just to let you know, I've used the pebeo quite a lot (here's some stuff:

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=33781.0

It's far more simple and doesn't have nearly the character of your creations; I'm more artisan than artist, I'm afraid....)

baloney! your work looks as good as hers! Smiley beautiful stuff, maybe i need to try pebeo, i've seen it around but didnt know what it could be used for. great stuff!
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« Reply #36 on: March 08, 2006 05:32:17 AM »

Hey--just to let you know, I've used the pebeo quite a lot (here's some stuff:

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=33781.0

It's far more simple and doesn't have nearly the character of your creations; I'm more artisan than artist, I'm afraid....)

baloney! your work looks as good as hers! Smiley beautiful stuff, maybe i need to try pebeo, i've seen it around but didnt know what it could be used for. great stuff!

that's what i'm sayin'!  i LOOOOOOVE her stuff!
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« Reply #37 on: March 08, 2006 11:46:26 AM »

(Awww, thanks [blush])

I was also thinking, if you hadn't considered it already, that you could tap into a whole nother market by creating some canine or feline beasts in the same vein as the anthropomorphic ones...and then paint them on porcelain food and water dishes.  A wrinkly, gluttunous bassett or something--they'd be so cute!  Even if they were monsterous!  And people with gluttonous animals would hardly be able to resist... 
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« Reply #38 on: March 08, 2006 03:35:53 PM »

Did you create these characters?? Ahh I love them so much!! You would sell those in a heart beat. The last one is my favorite.
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« Reply #39 on: March 08, 2006 11:53:03 PM »

I LOVVVE these!
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