How to create watercolour tableware

What you will need:

  • White plates
  • Porcelain Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Water


  1. Dip your paintbrush into the porcelain paint. Ensure that you have a sufficient amount on the brush – don’t be afraid of how much paint you use.
  2. Start to dab the paint onto one quarter of the plate, just be sure to place it in the desired area of the plate. At this point it doesn’t matter how it looks.
  3. Once there is a sufficient amount of paint on the plate, dip your brush into the water and drip it onto the empty edges of the plate around your initial paint blob.
  4. Keep adding more water until the paint starts to thin at the edges and run on the plate.
  5. You can tilt and move the plate to make the paint run in different directions to form an organic pattern.
  6. Add more water to the plate again, but be sure to let the paint run back to the original paint blob of the plate so that there is a build up in one part of the plate. You can prop the plate up to channel the paint back to this point if it helps.
  7. Leave the paint to dry for 10 minutes and then tilt it again. Repeat this until you have your desired design on the plate.
  8. Once the paint is fully dried, bake it in an oven on a low heat for 45 minutes to ensure the paint is sealed properly.
  9. You can then wash the plates once they have cooled down and then they are ready to be used.

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