Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Sharpie Embellished Dish DIY
I saw some very cool Sharpie permanent marker embellished projects on the Internet and I wanted to try one myself. Most of the projects I found used black or metallic markers, so I was not sure how it would look using coloured markers. I got some instructions from a few blog posts, namely the ladies over at A Beautiful Mess and by Stephanie Lynn.
I got this really cute dish from the dollar store and was inspired by a stunning tea set that I found online. I washed and dried my dish and then drew my design freehand. I was able to get the colours to blend nicely in some areas, and to get the colour as vivid as possible I made several strokes with the markers. I used a combination of fine and ultra fine tip markers.
I baked the dish in the oven for 30 minutes at 425 degrees. I saw different temperatures for similar projects and I decided to go with the highest temperature to be on the safe side. I also preheated the oven before placing the dish on a baking tray and I left my dish in the oven to cool before taking it out.
After baking my project in the oven, I found that the colour was more muted than the original colours, so I think next time I will try using a brighter colour combination and see what the results are like. I hand washed my project after reading one of the blog post I found that suggested to do so versus using the dishwasher. I have also posted a few of the projects I found on my Crafty Ideas Pinterest board and I hope it gives you a few ideas on what you can do. Perhaps you can try it out and let me know how it works for you.