I picked up a little white dish, for just a few dollars, at the hardware store the other day and thought that with a little ceramic paint, I could jazz it up.
I wanted to try making a chevron pattern and, after playing around with tape with no success, I remembered that I had some transparent lamination sheet. It is clear and sticky on one side and, as an added bonus, it has dots on the paper side that made measuring the chevron stripes that much easier. Clockwise from top right. 1)Supplies, 2)making the chevrons by connecting dots with the ruler, 3)placing the strips inside the dish to fit, 4) sticking down the strips sticky side down and using a stiff brush with the paint so that the stripes have a slight texture to them (that is my preference - not necessary). I also surrounded the sides of the dish with Japanese paper tape so that the stripes were only painted on the bottom of the dish.
The transparent sticky sheet seems to work well. It made for mostly clean lines when I pulled the strips up and I was able to use a razor to clean up a few minor smudges. According to the ceramic paint that I used you can wait a couple of weeks to completely dry or fire in the oven to finish the process. The dish is really cute, and although it is considered dishwasher safe, it is not food safe so I am using it for jewelry on my dresser.
Just a quick little project to liven up my morning routine. Turquoise Blue always gives me a boost.