Lisa Battisti
Lisa Battisti
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  • Johns Island, SC

Adult Coloring Book Turned Beautiful Plate!


My daughter brought me all these coloring books...so I decided to color.
Step 1 - Pick out a design
Step 1 - Pick out a design

I like the rounded ones. This way you can do more with them. I found clear glass plates (with a few scratches) at the thrift store for $.20 each.
I used markers
I used markers

You can also use colored pencils. The markers did run a little, but not too bad. Can you really notice?
adult coloring book turned beautiful plate, crafts, decoupage

I put a thin layer on the back of the plate. Then I stuck on the design. Once secure, I painted a layer on the paper.
Probably wouldn't use points again
Probably wouldn't use points again

The points on design were hard to keep down. Just kept using more MP.
I was bummed that there were some bubbles. I kept trying to flatten, but didn't want to rip the paper. I did poke a small pinhole in the big bubbles and tried to flatten. Not sure if that really did anything. Came back after it dried and it was completely flat!! Whoo hoo!! I put 2 coats on the back.
adult coloring book turned beautiful plate, crafts, decoupage

I let sit for a few days and then sprayed a thin coat of finish on it. Makes me feel like it's more protected.
adult coloring book turned beautiful plate, crafts, decoupage

Love it! I haven't put this out yet. I will tonight and see what the response is.
adult coloring book turned beautiful plate, crafts, decoupage

I was going to put my painted rocks on it...but then its hidden. So I'm not using the rocks on this plate, but I already have another idea :)
adult coloring book turned beautiful plate, crafts, decoupage
These were two other pics I did. I found nice frames at Goodwill for $2 each. Mats and all ;)
adult coloring book turned beautiful plate, crafts, decoupage

Have a question about this project?

3 of 5 questions
  • Beth
    on Mar 24, 2016

    I love the painted rocks very much. What kind of paint do you use for this ???

    • Gail Porter Friend
      on Feb 28, 2017

      We LOVE painting rocks together! It actually feels cathartic & bonding time with my 20 year old daughters! Life is good🌸

  • How do you wash this? Is there something you could put on it to seal it so it is washable?

    • Anne Marie Verbeke
      on Feb 21, 2017

      I did this years aho with a really pretty tissue paper full of antique roses I couldn't throw away. Tore them loose with a ragged edge. Then I m.p. Them in place. After they were dry I lightly spray painted the back with metallic gold paint. It covered in the spots here and there then sealed it. Turned out beautiful and I use it for cookies .

  • Laura Schwebke-Brenton
    on Feb 27, 2017

    When you say back of plate, you mean the surface you'd normally eat on ? Would be cool to hang in a window or sit on window sill.

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  • Patricia Brown
    on Apr 13, 2017

    Greeting cards... great idea!

    • Lisa Battisti
      on Apr 14, 2017

      We actually did a bunch of greeting cards for terminally ill children in the hospital. We wanted all the bright colors to make them smile.

  • Patty Lowman-Sebastian
    on Jul 19, 2017

    I also color but I never thought of putting them on glass. Thank you so much for this idea I love ❤️❤️it
    Also what is the purpose for your rocks?

    • Lisa Battisti
      on Aug 24, 2018

      I’m sorry I missed this question. I paint rocks and hide in the neighborhoods for people to find. We have a Facebook page. Johns Island, SC Rocks

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