I’m not big on Christmassy crockery. Oh, you’re not shocked are you? Well, I’m not. So normally I wouldn’t go near it, but then I discovered Porcelaine: a range of paints you can use on porcelain, ceramic and metal and thought I’d give subtle and stylish a go. You draw (or paint – there are various applications) on a dish, a plate, a cup, a platter, leave to dry for 24 hours, then pop it in the oven for 35 minutes and you have a brand new decorative piece with your own stamp on it.
All you need is an oven-proof piece plate/bowl etc (this was a dollar from Woollies), the paint (around $8 from Spotlight/Lincraft or online here at Art Materials) and a motif. I just made mine up and painted it freehand, but I’m sure you could use a stencil. And so, the big (!) reveal…
choc peanuts are going, going
It’s meant to be a folkish snowflake. Or something. I practiced on the larger platter first, but it looks best on a round dish. And so, here is my token Christmas crockery! Perfect for nuts and lollies.
And in the top picture are all the pretty Christmassy things I bought from kikki.K today. I went in to get a binder in an attempt to organise my tax stuff and left with wrapping paper, cards, a stamp set and pencil cases for my school-bound neices. And no binder. But look how purdy it all is. Add to it kraft paper, red ribbon and some gift tags and that’s my Christmas wrap wrapped up! kikki-k’s online store has free shipping until Sunday for Australian customers who spend $100 or more – enter the code AUSHIP at the checkout. But if you fall in love with all the Swedish stationery goodies and live in, say, Sweden, no worries! They ship internationally.
How are you wrapping your pressies this year?