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glass / ceramic paints for party activity?

PostPosted: 18 Jun 2014, 21:28
by Sandytoes
I had an idea about getting the kids to decorate glasses or mugs as a craft activity at T's birthday party. Where can I get affordable glass or porcelain paints, or maybe pens? The ones in Hobbycraft were water soluble and completely washable, which seems a bit pointless to me if they want to keep and use their designs afterwards. Any ideas? Or has anyone had any success in making their own?

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PostPosted: 18 Jun 2014, 21:33
by robyn
you can just use normal acrylic paints. They work well on glass.

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PostPosted: 18 Jun 2014, 21:43
by Sandytoes
They're not very transparent though, are they? T had some suncatcher kits with tiny pots of paint, and the light shines through the paint.

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PostPosted: 18 Jun 2014, 21:44
by fourweewonders
Baker ross sell sets of pens but I think that kind of thing usually needs to be set in an oven to be waterproof

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PostPosted: 18 Jun 2014, 21:46
by Sandytoes
That was more what i was thinking of. Do you know how long you bake them for? My idea was to get the kids painting at the start, put the things in the oven and then have them out and cooled down in time for home time. I may be over-ambitious though!

And would glasses be okay in the oven, or is that just for mugs?

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PostPosted: 18 Jun 2014, 21:51
by robyn

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PostPosted: 18 Jun 2014, 21:55
by Sandytoes
I think that's what I looked at, but it's not clear whether you can set it in the oven or not. Maybe we could do candle holders...

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PostPosted: 18 Jun 2014, 22:01
by salj1980
Have a look on pinterest, there are loads of links on there for drawing on plates etc with Sharpies, which you then bake to set.

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PostPosted: 18 Jun 2014, 22:08
by fourweewonders
sharpie items are one of the most popular pinfails

we did easter mugs with sen college student I seem to remember them need 24hrs of drying before ages in a low over the art teacher took them home and gave them back the following week