Hi everyone! Today I thought I’d share a tutorial with you all for these easy DIY Brushstroke Glazed Mini Bowls that are ideal for last minute Mother’s Day gift giving (they are also dishwasher safe when complete). These painterly little vessels look pretty packaged up as a set of two with a nice canister of yummy Fleur de Sel (perfect for the Mom who loves to cook and entertain)…or wrapped up as a sweet little catch all to hold her favorite rings and jewelry (maybe you can even package it with a pretty little bauble or two that will make her feel especially spoiled). Keep reading below for the simple tutorial.
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- White Oven-safe glass bowls (plates, trays, etc. would also work) | These mini bowls were purchased at Target for a couple dollars a piece.
- Vitrea 160 Glossy Ceramic Paint by Pebeo (any color you’d like—colors can also be mixed) | I’ve found these paints at Michael’s Craft Stores and online. You will need very little paint per small dish.
- Flat-headed paint brushes | Choose a size that is comfortable for you to work with.
Steps One and Two:
1. Dip the end of your paint brush into the paint, collecting up a reasonable amount of paint, and dab it into the center of your dish. You can always add more paint later, so it is better to start out with a small amount.
2. Place your paint brush into the center of your bowl (in the middle of your paint) and brush upwards toward the lip of the bowl using the flat side of your brush.
Steps Three and Four:
3. Continue brushing paint from the center of the bowl outward leaving some areas bare and some saturated with color for a painterly effect. Add more paint if needed. Be sure that your paint is not applied too thick and/or that is not running. If drips begin to form, just brush them into the design with your paint brush.
4. Once your bowl is painted how you’d like it to be, set it aside and let it dry for 24 hours. Once air dried, bake it in your oven following directions on the Vitrea 160 bottle.
Note: For best results when baking ceramics it is best to place your dish into a cold oven and turn it on to the correct baking temperature, allowing the dish to heat up with along with the oven. When finished baking, turn off the heat and open the oven door. Allow the dish to cool slowly inside the oven (with the door open). Doing this decreases the chance of having your dish crack from sudden heating or cooling.
Here’s an example of some of the colors that Vitrea 160 paint comes in. You can also mix colors together to create custom blends that more closely match the colors you like best. I hope you enjoy making your own little assortment of dishes. Just beware that it’s hard to stop making them once you start! xo Ez
Prop notes: Gold Glitter Twine from Knot & Bow | Kraft Paper Boxes available at craft stores | Fleur de Sel available at select markets and Williams-Sonoma | Manila Tags available at office supply stores – or download my free printable manila tags | Teapot and Diary – vintage | Uppercase Magazine found here.
Update: I appologize for my earlier note about this paint being food-safe. The bottle does not state otherwise, but Lauren (thanks Lauren) found otherwise on the Pebeo website. Because of this, please use your own discression when applying to surfaces that may come in contact with food items.
Full disclosure: This DIY post was sponsored and made possible by Method. The project and any opinions expressed are my own. If you’d like to read a little bit more about my partnership with Method, I’ve posted some more thoughts about it right here.