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Paint Ceramics with Pilot Pintor Paint Pens

I know I just shared details on the Pilot Pinot Paint Pens, but I couldn't resist sharing this project idea with you for using them on ceramics.






Here is a wonderful inexpensive way to add unique wall decor for a home. Using mismatched plates or a broken dinner service, you can turn ordinary plates into something spectacular and all it takes are some Pilot Pintor Paint Pens. This amazing project by takes you step-by-step through how she created her wall art collection of glazed plates and how easy it is to do it yourself.











The process of doing the design shown here or creating your own images for plates means that you can choose a subject you like, find images that you can transfer onto your plates and then use the colours you want to paint them. A pack of 6 Pilot Pintor paint pens will set you back around R250 and there will be a lot you can do with these on glass and ceramics or non-absorbent surfaces. You can buy packs that have primary colours, pastel hues and even metal colours that have a shimmer. Check online for your nearest supplier.





Individual Pilot Pintor paint pens cost around R60, so it does work out cheaper to buy a 6/pack unless you need specific colours.





To paint glazed china, porcelain, or ceramic plates you are going to need a few supplies to paint and mount these onto a wall.





Pilot Pintor paint pens in your colour selection


Self-adhesive wall mount stickers

Tracing paper

Dark pencil



You can purchase self-adhesive wall plate hangers at










Step 1

Choose a suitable design to put onto your plates. The web has thousands of images you can choose from and then print out and trace. Transfer the design onto your plate/s. It might be difficult to use a pencil to trace the image onto the plate so rub the back of the tracing paper with a soft pencil and then place the paper onto the plate and press hard over the design to transfer onto the glazed surface. You only want a very feint outline so that this will not be visible once finished.



Step 2

The pens need to be given a good shake before use and then you can pump the head of the paint pen on a piece of scrap paper or card until the paint floods the tip.





Step 3

Time to start painting. Work with one colour at a time and keep in mind that you can blend wet colours together. Allow yourself room to move around as you paint without smudging other colours that aren't dry. Don't apply a second coat until the first coat is thoroughly dry.




Continuously shake the pen as you work and press the tip on scrap paper to flood the tip with paint as and when required.







Step 4

Let the paint dry overnight. Pre-heat your oven to 220°C for approximately 25 to 30 minutes. Baking the plate in an oven creates a bond with the paint and glazed surface but it is not 100% washable. Carefully remove the hot plate and let it cool.




For a longer lasting finish, apply 3 to 4 coats of ModPodge or clear acrylic sealer over the painted finish.



Step 5

Stick the self-adhesive plate hangers onto the back of plates, press down all around before mounting onto the wall.






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