Abstract Art Painted Dishes




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Make beautiful abstract dishes for your next dinner party. The best part is that they're dishwasher safe!

Step 1: Watch the Quick Video Tutorial Here

Step 2: You'll Need

Americana Gloss Enamels

White porcelain dishes (got mine at the dollar store)


Rubbing Alcohol

Step 3:

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

Step 4:

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 backing times



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    4 Discussions


    4 years ago on Introduction

    This looks great, and I'm definitely going to do some of these. But one question: rubbing alcohol contains lanolin, so wouldn't denatured alcohol, which is nothing but alcohol, be better?

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    Hm.....That is a great question. The instructions say rubbing alcohol so maybe the lanolin mixes with the paint? Not really sure about that. Let me check on it.


    4 years ago on Introduction

    This is great. I've been trying to think of a way to make some customized plates with my own art work on them. I think this will work.

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