DIY Indigo painted plates

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I have been seeing A LOT of indigo trends in homewares lately and I’m lovin’ every minute of it! So I wanted to create a couple of one-off share plates to add to my “kinda special occasion” table wares.


What you need:

  • A couple of ovenproof plates, preferably white but the colour of plate and paint it totally up to you
  • Pebeo 150 Porcelain China Paint and Pebeo 150 Porcelain paint thinner
  • Paint brushes, again these are up to you. I knew what kind of plates I wanted to create so I knew I needed a flat fan like brush to create my long brush strokes, and a short bristled brush that I could use to drop and flick the paint onto my plate with.


What to do:
Give your plate a nice wash and dry to remove any dirt.


Prepare you paint by pouring some onto a plastic lid or extra plate. Its a good idea to note the viscosity or how fluid the paint is at this point. If you want a more thinner, runnier paint to work with add some of the thinner to thin out the paint a little.

Put down some paper of protective layer between your plate and the table your working on. Then brush/flick/blob/streak your paint on anyway you like.


Leave you plates to dry for 24 hours.

Then, preheat an oven to 150ºc/300ºF and bake your plates for 35mins. This makes you plates dishwasher proof which is awesome if you’re like me and leave vegemite on everything.

Then that’s it. Ready for your next dinner party and don’t forget you’re melon baller, no party is complete without a melon baller.


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