Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Little Ceramic Birds

I am re posting this from last Spring for all you newbies. =)

Remember those cute little white ceramic bird dishes?
A whole 2" long max.

Well, I used some of these materials,

And came up with these.This beautiful blueish color,

And this, the same color but antiqued.

Instructions anyone??

Spray glossy ceramic surface with matte sealer. let dry.
sponge on color of your choice. (small item, small pours in sponge)
*(letting some of the white ceramic show through gives it more dimension.)
let dry, and spray with matte sealer again.
let dry and wipe on burnt umber paint
mixed with color float of any other acrylic paint extender.
gently wipe of top of brown,
leaving color in grooves. Let dry.
Spray with matte sealer again.

* If your ceramic is totally not a color you like,
you can sponge on two coats,
or spray paint it with a base color then follow above steps.
Always use the matte spray before and after you paint on glossy surfaces.
That is what keeps the paint on!

There you go, fast and easy!!

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Donatella said...


Carol said...

That's cool. I'm sure I can dig up some old ceramic pieces somewhere in my house. Thanks! Carol

Anonymous said...

How cute! Thanks for sharing that info.I have a little bird collection.Love anything with birds.

Lululiz said...

Thank you for the painting tips! Great colour choice for your bird.

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

How precious is that ! I want to try ~ oohhhh so many fun projects to do ~

Sherrie said...

Thank you Thank you Thank you. In my painting I have been missing a step, the Matte Sealer. I am buying some today.

My Vintage Studio said...

Hi Barbara Jean.

Thank you for stopping my blog this week.

Hope you are doing well!

Hugs, Sharon

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

That is so cute! I love little birdies; real ones and ornamental!


Collected Treasures said...

Ka-----ute, thanks for playing! xojana

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Sooooo cute!

Warm blessings,

jennifer said...

That turned out well! Very charming.

bec4 said...

Thanks for linking up-- I learned something new, spraying the matte sealer on there first--very smart! Thanks!

Chatty Crone said...

Just wanted to stop by and say hello. Like your ceramic bird. Sandie

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

LOVE it! Thanks for linking up to Thrifty Thursday this week!
Tales from Bloggeritaville

all thingz related said...

Birds are showing up everywhere! Love it! Great color! I'm gonna have to find me some birds!
~Rebekah @ allthingzrelated~hosting a giveaway next Tuesday!

Kim said...

What a sweet blog, I'm so glad that I found you. I would love for you to stop by and enter my blogaversary giveaway Barbara Jean!

Anonymous said...

Keep posting stuff like this i really like it