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January 11, 2007

Drawing on ceramic?

I drew this vine pattern on a ceramic tray awhile ago, but wasn't happy with the pen I used (one of those Porcelaine markers that you can bake in the oven to set). While it definitely was dishwasher safe afterwards, the pen was so liquid and transparent that it left blobby pools of wet ink on the surface instead of solid, opaque lines. Does anyone know of a better pen to use (or maybe different colors are more opaque because pigment opacity varies?)


tania said...

i use the black one which does the same thing, so i try and dad it on paper periodically- it's pretty good in opacity too, but possibly still like that-
not super helpfull info!

Jess said...

Hmm, I'll try the black one, then. "Pretty good in opacity" sounds way better than what I have. :)

Tracy said...
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Tracy said...

Have you tried these? I've had great success with them:

Jess said...

You know what, I just checked. Mine is the same brand, Pebeo, but I actually have the Vitreo instead of the Porcelaine. I guess they're different. I'll try the other one! Thanks!

irene said...

I don't mind the pen..I love it...it's beautiful! Please make more!

Anonymous said...

I had results similar to your image in a pottery class once. There are underglaze pencils you can use on bisque pottery, cover with a clear glaze, and fire. It's not as easy as doing it at home, but you might be able to get the results you're looking for using those pencils at a glaze-your-own-pottery shop.


Jess said...

Ooooh, interesting! I'll look into it! Thanks a lot!

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