edding Porcelain brushpens project

edding Porcelain brushpens project

I had so much fun doing this little project. I was asked to use the wonderful edding porceleain brushpens which easily add permanent designs to your ceramics. A total of 15 colours are available and produce a fine to broad brush stroke.

Here is how to use them

  1. Before decorating, clean thoroughly in the dishwasher and use a detergent or denatured alcohol to remove fingerprints or traces of grease.
  2. As you decorate, make sure there are no unnecessary fingerprints underneath the ink as you apply it. Allow to dry for 15 minutes before heating in the oven at 160°C for 25 minutes and then to cool in the oven.
  3. Only use the brushpen for decorative purposes. Avoid decorating areas of the porcelain that are used for cutting, eating or drinking. For example, only decorate the rim of a plate or the outside of a mug.
  4. Daily cleaning: avoid friction, rubbing and scrubbing by positioning the item in the dishwasher so that it is not in contact with other items of crockery or cutlery.

I picked up some vintage plates and cups  for a few pounds in a charity shop..... my drawing skills aren't amazing so I found designs I liked and printed them off in reverse. Once happy with the size of the images I cut out each design leaving plenty of space around the image. I then went over the printed lines with a pencil, turned the image over and placed it on the ceramic and rubbed the back of the print hard. Once done I removed the paper and you have a traced imaged on the ceramic that you can then drawer over with your edding pen.


After 15mins drying time I popped them in the oven. These plates were for decoration only so I didn't need to keep the design to the edge of the plate. With the cups I kept the designs on the outside
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