Saturday, January 17, 2015

Abstract Painted Dishes (Dishwasher Safe)

I LOVE when art intersects with functional objects!  The work of Martinich and Carran is some of my favorite.  These plates are a terrific way to incorporate art and add some excitement to your next dinner party.  The best part is that they're dishwasher safe.  Grab some white porcelain dishes at a thrift or dollar store and have a blast making these colorful pieces.  Use them on your dinner table or on your desk or dresser to hold pens or jewelry.  
A few of my new colorful pieces
 Ready for dinner!

Watch the short video tutorial here
White porcelain dishes
Rubbing Alcohol
 Clean your dishes with rubbing alcohol
Add large strokes of color to you're pieces, one color at a time
If you're drinking from the mugs, paint 1" below the rim
*Painted porcelain plates should be used as chargers with clear glass plates
Paint on the underside of glass plates for food safe dishes
Let the paint dry slightly in between colors
Add small dots to create splatters and drips
Bake at 325˚ twice for 30 minutes letting the oven cool in between
Set the table!

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