When it comes to designing dishes, I think that a cup or mug is the best choice when looking for a blank that can be embellished with colors, shapes, patterns and lettering. I have already considered some ideas for cups, so take a look at my overview for DIY porcelain cups past. When I discovered chalk paint that is also suitable for porcelain some time ago, I knew immediately: a new cup of DIY is due! Since the chalk color is so matt and feels so special, it can conjure up a wonderful contrast on shiny and smooth surfaces.
When it comes to porcelain, I am a big friend of delicate structures and I also like floral structures, which, however, must not be outdated. That is why I really wanted to put a leaf on the cup, not a flower. Well, real professionals are of course able to draw wonderful delicate motifs on porcelain, because I can’t say the same about myself and probably also about most other people, a figure is required here that is fairly simple step by step can draw. So it became a fern frond that can be applied to the cup in just three steps with the help of the finest possible brush.
And this is how it works:
You need a solid color Taxes, Chalk color for glass / porcelain in mint green and one brushthat should be as fine as possible. Clean the cup thoroughly so that there are no grease stains or dust on the surface.
Stir the chalk paint neatly before you start drawing.
Fern frond step 1
Start with a long fine line across the cup (at best you can get it a lot finer than I did).
Fern frond step 2
Then draw further lines starting from the center line, which you let run out at the end. First on one side …
… then you mirror the lines to the other side. This is how the framework for the fern frond is created.
Fern frond step 3
Then carefully dab small dots between the frame, making sure that the shape of the individual leaf ribs decreases towards the outside.
Now let the cup dry for 4 days, then put it in the oven again 30 (the exact instructions for baking can be found on the color bottle). When the cup has cooled down, it can be used; according to the color label, it should even be dishwasher-safe. Since I’m not so sure about that, I prefer to wash the cup by hand, it would be a real shame if all the work was for nothing 😉
I am completely in love with my new piece and now drink my Assam tea from it every morning. What do you think, would you like a cup like that in your kitchen cupboard? If so, then quickly get to the brush!
Do you like my DIY idea and would you like to collect it on Pinterest? You can find the right pin here: