Splatter Paint Plates
I received these gorgeous plates as a present and wasnt thrilled with how white they were. The plates themselves are amazing and great for serving but needed a little but more color. After searching the internet for ideas, I found something awesome.
I set up my space by cutting a garbage bag to help keep my space clean. Learn from my mistakes, this was NOT enough. Unless you're cool with scrubbing your beautiful white walls, I suggest putting something behind your work space as well.
Next, I covered the space on the plates that I didnt want to get painted. I took paper and painters tape to make sure my unpainted areas were what I wanted. I had bought acrylic paint for the project but MADE sure that the paint was non-toxic!
Then I really just went for it. My first try I really hated the way the splatter came out. The great thing about paint is that if it's still wet, you can simple wash it off.
Giving the plates a few minutes to dry, I then took the tape and paper off. Next stop, the oven!!
Bake the plates at 325°F (165°C) for 30 minutes. Take them out of the oven to cool for 10 minutes and then bake a second time again for 30 minutes. I did two sets of plates, one red and one blue. The red ones honestly look like blood splatter, but I thought it was pretty cool!
The final look is great! Exactly what I wanted :)
Post Project Edit**: As the paint didn't fully withhold one hand wash, you need to make sure you also purchase a glaze for the plates.
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