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Porcelain paint and pens

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Haily111 Sat 15-Oct-11 13:14:46


I am hoping to decorate porcelain plates for Christmas presents this year. I don't know anything about these sorts of things so need help grin) first question is, are paints or pens better and second one is where can I get reasonably priced paints/pens from?
Thank you in advance!

PopcornMouse Mon 17-Oct-11 11:58:47

I have no idea, but I'd love to hear what your verdict is afterwards! grin
Gut-feeling is that pens will be easier to use, unless you're a proficient painter? I've seen them in Hobbycraft but they'll be expensive there; I'd ask Mr Google smile

silverfrog Mon 17-Oct-11 12:00:47

yelloww moon has the pens in, I think (have hidden the catalogue as dd2 was poring over it and drafting wish lists...)

but don't know which is better, sorry.

LoopyLoopsPussInBoots Mon 17-Oct-11 12:03:07

I did DD hand/footprint mugs lat xmas. Got paint and pens from Yellow Moon. I found I needed both - can't do printing with pens and can't write with paint.

Depends what you want to do with it.

Tinkerisdead Mon 17-Oct-11 12:04:05

Hi im no expert but ive painted mugs as presents. Despite claims of dishwasher safe i have found they wear quicker than the proper paint pottery places. Paints are good for all over washes and pens for detail. I use hobbycraft as prices are pretty comparable. I use Pebeo porceline 150. I also found the calligraphy pen is better than getting a fine and thick just use different sides of the nib. I'll post some pics later if you wanna see?

Haily111 Mon 17-Oct-11 21:46:36

That is fab advice and yes pictures would be greatly appreciated grin)

Tinkerisdead Tue 18-Oct-11 20:45:06

Haily not forgotten you i'll add pics to my profile tomorrow.

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