Spook guests with your wicked talent by painting party plates. Creating them is so quick and easy, it's scary!
What You'll Need
- 10-inch clear glass plate
- Masking tape
- Enamel glass paints: licorice-black, wicker white
- Paint tip set: extension cap, super-fine tip
- Disposable plate
- Paintbrushes: #6 flat, medium spouncer sponge
Products: PLAID One Stroke Brush Set #4151, Tip Pen Set #2527, FolkArt enamels, Stencil Decor Spouncer stenciling sponge
Step 1: Download Kooky Bones Plate patterns, make two copies, and cut them out. Match sides, and tape patterns together. Snip 1/2-inch tabs all around pattern to fit pattern to plate. Position and tape pattern facedown on top of glass plate. Design will be painted on bottom of plate.
Step 2: Attach extension cap and super-fine tip to licorice-black enamel bottle. Practice making a few paint lines on disposable plate, then paint outlines of bones. Let dry. (Quickly and thoroughly rinse out cap, metal tip, and brushes after use.)
Step 3: Use #6 flat brush to paint bones white. Let dry. Keep all brushstrokes going in same direction. If desired, repeat for opaque coverage. Leaving a thin first coat will give the appearance of old bones once the black background is painted.
Step 4: Using spouncer sponge, pounce licorice-black over back of plate; cover completely. Repeat with a second coat if needed.
Step 5: Follow manufacturers' instructions on enamel bottles for drying, baking, and curing enamel. Note: Hand wash plates.
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