From Boring White to Colourful Tableware in Just a Few Stripes

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Hi everyone. I am struggling with emotional issues and needed to have a very simple creative project to keep myself mentally alert. if you know what I mean.... I'm sure some of you know what I mean....

I have a plain white IKEA tableware but it was so boring that I didn't use it anymore, but kept it because it was not broken. I bought a black and a golden porcelain pen ,2mm each, and started drawing stripes. It is very easy , the result is pretty nice and most of set my mind to peace while I was doing it. So if you're having a hard time, try it and if not, just enjoy this easy project.

cheap plain white tableware from Ikea and a black and a golden 2mm porcelain pen from Panduro. any brand will do, just follow the instructions on the back. Clean your tableware, be sure there are no greasy spots and it is completely dry. take a plastic bowl with some water and a dry cloth to wipe away little mistakes or your entire drawing.

Look for some nice designs and test them out on paper first . My first idea was a dandelion but couldn't get it right.

I started drawing black stripes from down to was easier than up to down. Watch out for your wrist when you turn your plate 'cause you may accidentally wipe away the drawing on the other side. Use your pink as a support. and just draw..stripe, stripe, stripe. don't need to think

second round. golden pen. This one from up to down. it gave me a little dot at the end of the stripe and I liked how it looked

I played with the bowls

the instruction said I needed to let them air dry for 4 hours before baking the ink in the oven. 200degrees Celsius for 90'. But you put your tableware in the cold oven and start the timer once you get the right temperature. so it takes more than 90' depending on how fast your oven goes. After 90' , open your oven and let it cool down. it is ready !

what do you think? black and gold

a simple upgrade

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  • Connie Savoix Eshman Connie Savoix Eshman on Jan 11, 2020

    I am inspired, but want to know if they are dishwasher safe. Do they fade?

  • Ruggsvillecounty Ruggsvillecounty on Jan 16, 2020

    Looks great, but how food safe can that really be? Those plates were already glazed. So unless you put a food safe clear coat over your new artwork, I wouldn't trust it. Or are those pens made specifically for this situation?

  • Monica Drake Monica Drake on Aug 15, 2021

    Can they go in the Dishwasher after Painting?


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  • Leslie Leslie on Aug 16, 2021

    When in doubt contact the company for food safety or check online. There are instructions on products that are not very clear. Eg. My friend made a picture laminated cup for me with one of the Mod Podge Products. She did read the instructions and used as directed. I put the mug in the microwave to heat up some water. The picture cracked and peeled. I went online and the info stated do not put in microwave. I called my friend told her what happened and advised her to return the product. NOWHERE on her bottle did it say do not use in microwave.

  • Shansmow Shansmow on Aug 16, 2021

    Simply beautiful job! Really helped pop the dinnerware and it’s a great emotional release to do a simple “no brainer” task