For the best colour results, first clean your flower pots with water (ideally in the dishwasher) and wipe them down with methylated spirits. The highly flexible nib of the porcelain brush pen will allow you to create fine strokes and dots (with the tip), as well as broader strokes (by holding the pen flat). If you make a mistake, you can fix it with ease using a damp cloth or cotton bud.
To create the letters for WATER, make a template out of paper and glue it to the flower pot or use finished adhesive letters. Next add clusters of little dots around the letters using the porcelain brush pen.
Then decorate the rest of the flower pot in whichever way you like - the word ‘thirsty’, for example. Once your design is finished, leave the porcelain to dry for 15 minutes and remove the letter templates. Then, bake your painted flowerpot for 25 minutes in an oven preheated to 160°C. Make sure you place the porcelain on a cold oven shelf and put this in the oven once it has reached the right temperature. Then leave the oven to cool.
Products and materials
- White porcelain flower pots or oven-proof ceramics
- Water and methylated spirits for cleaning
- Cotton buds and a damp cloth for corrections
- Paper for the templates; adhesive strips or finished adhesive letters
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