Friday, March 8, 2013

DIY Hand Drawn Bowls

I made some hand drawn coffe mugs as a Christmas present, and now I wanted to make something for myself. We bought these plain white bowls etc from IKEA when we moved here, and they are screaming for a makeover. Not sure yet if this random stick pattern is the way to go, but I wanted to try it out!

How to:

* Make sure you wash it properly, so there is no grease/oil on. If there is (and it can come there just from your hands), the paint will get spread out a bit.

* Draw your stuff!
I used a Deco Art Glass Paint Marker from JoAnns.

* If you mess up, you can rub the color off with a damp paper towel (at least I could even if it dried for several minutes)

* Allow 4 hours to dry

If you want it dishwasher safe (read the instructions on your pen in case they're different!):

* After the 4 hour drying time, but within 8 hours of drawing, put your pottery into a still cold oven, and then turn oven on to 375 degrees Fahrenheit

* Bake your pottery in the oven for 40 minutes (start timer when 375 is reached)

* After the 40 minutes, just turn off the oven, open the oven door and let the cups cool down.


(The small bowl is from Target, the big one from IKEA)

Stuff I like:

Pottery with Patterns


  1. Oooooh just a random idea, what about finger print B&W patterns on something? I have no idea how you would do that, maybe scan a finger print, make it bigger on Photoshop or something, and make a huge fingerprint on a dish or fabric. That might look cool :)

    1. Uuuh, that's genious! Need to think about how it would work.... Not sure I can draw one :D maybe you can do transfer-things for pottery somewhere... hmm...

    2. You should be able to trace it. You know, print it out on one of those.. OH-kalvo? Or just regular paper. And then use that as a guide when you draw or paint or whatever.

    3. Yeah, need to try out on paper to see how it turns out :)