White plates are my favorite dishware staple and we use them everyday, but with this technique, you can create beautiful DIY watercolor plates that will add a pop of color to your dishware collection! You can also add this charming look to bowls, cups, platters, etc. Use any color of paint to go with your theme and get your craft on because these were extremely fun to make! We used porcelain paint with a paint thinner on oven-safe porcelain plates as the foundation for the look. Then we used brushes, droppers and sticks to make them look like watercolor! Abstract art at its best! Once they are baked, you can wash them in the dishwasher and they’re safe to use!
Water-based porcelain paint. We used Pebeo Paint in turquoise, blue, gold and a thinner. Porcelain oven-safe plates, brushes, small glass jars for mixing. BUT they’re not all food safe, so do your own research on what is food safe and what’s not.
Add a small amount of color into each glass jar. Then add in the thinner until you reach a watercolor consistency. Mix using a wooden stick or spoon.
Using a dropper and brushes, drop the paint onto a clean plate. Swirl, brush, dot… use whatever technique you want to achieve your desired look!
Let the plates dry for 24 hours.
Once the paint is dry (24 hours later), bake for 35 minutes in a 300-degree oven.
They will be fully cured and ready to use. Also, your DIY watercolor plates will be microwave and dishwasher safe!