I've seen so many beautiful diy to personalize plain porcelain dishes I felt I wanted to give it a try. According to these tutorials you can write, doodle,or draw on porcelain dishes to customize them. Some of these tutorials recommends porcelain markers, others sharpie permanent markers, because I have some many sharpies at home I decide to try the sharpie method.
Here's is how this method works: draw on the dish surface and bake it for 30 minutes at 350 degrees. Make sure to place it on a cool oven, then turn on the heat. After 30 minutes, turn off the oven and let it cool before removing the dish.
If you make any mistakes while drawing, just wipe it off with some glass cleaner or acetone (I used acetone).
I have to confess, my drawing skills, if I have any, are not that good, so instead of drawing on freehand I used pretty adhesive stencils I found at Michaels, but I like so much this diy that I want to try it again, and next time I'm going to draw, or doodle my own design to personalize some dishes.
These technique can be applied to porcelain plates, vases, mugs, teapots, and so on, but as Sharpies are not non-toxic markers do not use this technique on dishes that will come in contact with food, and remember that these dishes should be washed by hand only and avoiding abrasive detergents.
Another thing, these pictures were taking before I baked the dishes, as I was trying to take advantage of some light we had this morning, but after I baked them the colors faded a little bit, so next time I try this diy I'll use pebeo porcelain marker which is said not to fade.
I had this little embossed vase and I had the idea of painting the embossing with the markers. I like the result, I think it looks cute.
If you decide to try this technique to create something unique and cute, I hope you have as much fun as I had. Have a great week ♥