Design courtesy of Bisque Imports
Anything can be a canvas...even a ceramic plate!
104 Metropolitan Coupe Salad
AS959 Duncan Hi-Gloss Sealer
D31209 Aleene's Glossy Decoupage 16 oz.
RAA-5108 Cadmium Yellow
RAA-5115 Dark Cobalt Violet
RAA-5117 Cadmium Green
RAA-5120 Mars Black
RAA-5143 Cerulean Blue
SP-SS Sugar and Spice 12" x 12" paper pack
Thin Permanent Marker
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1. Lightly wipe ware with a damp sponge to prepare surface for painting.
2. Use Cadmium Yellow as a base color to cover the surface of the plate.
3. Use scissors to cut 3 pieces of bubble wrap, each about 10" by 6" in size. Paint the raised side of one piece of bubble wrap with one coat of Cadmium Green. Carefully place the painted side of the bubble wrap onto the surface of the plate, covering about 'Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¦" of the surface and positioned against one edge of the plate. Press down firmly on the bubble wrap. Once you've done this, carefully remove the bubble wrap without smearing the wet paint.
4. Repeat the previous step using Cerulean Blue on a second piece of bubble wrap, this time covering 'Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¦" of the plate's surface directly in the center. Remove the bubble wrap once you've done this.
5. Lastly, repeat the prior 2 steps using Dark Cobalt Violet on your third piece of bubble wrap, covering the remaining area on the plate's surface, positioned on the alternate-sided edge.
6. Before the painted spots from the bubble wrap pieces have dried completely, lightly sprinkle silver glitter onto the surface of the plate. Let dry.
7. Coat the surface of the plate with 1 coat of Duncan's Hi-Gloss Sealer. Let dry.
8. Using the template provided, cut out the peacock body shape. Position the cut-out near the top-right corner of the plate. With a thin permanent marker, trace around the peacock's outline. Then, remove the cut-out from the plate's surface.
9. Fill in the body of the peacock - everything but the fan-like shape on top of its head - with Marks Black. For the feathers on top of the peacock's head, outline the shape, then paint stripes extending from the head to each inward curve of the shape. Let dry.
10. Cut out multiple variously shaped and sized paisley-like shapes from an assortment of scrapbook paper of your choice. TIP: In order for these shapes to stand out against the background, it's important to choose scrapbook paper with a contrasting color. Because the background consists of mostly yellow, green, and shades of blue; we used, for the most part, an assortment of scrapbook paper in shades of pink and purple.
11. Near the backside of the peacock's body, arrange one row of differently-sized paisley shapes. Brush over with a coat of decoupage to hold the shapes in place. Repeat this step until you have achieved a tail that extends and curves toward the bottom right corner of the plate. As you do this, overlap the paisley shapes by placing each consecutive row beneath the previous row of paisley shapes.
12. With a detail brush and Mars Black, outline the tail and an assortment of individual paisley shapes.
13. Brush a thick coat of decoupage on the entire surface of the plate, concentrating more densely on the area covered by the paisley paper shapes. Once finished, let your project dry completely.