Ever since I saw a pin on Pinterest about how you can write on pottery with a Sharpie marker, and “bake it permanent”, I’ve been wanting to try this. I had some saucers that I was going to give away, but rescued them in order to try this out. It just had to be done!
This is the saucer beforehand. Just a plain old thing, nothing special, and no markings on it whatsoever – perfect for this project; easy to hold, wouldn’t be missed if I botched it, etc.
This is what I used for inspiration. I don’t know anything about zentangles apart from they look like your ordinary everyday doodles but done with a black pen on white paper, as opposed to a blue Biro on a lined sheet! I liked how there were three “wings” to it, and the leaves, and the colour way.
Here it is after I had finished scribbling. I know the colours might change, but I don’t know how much at this point. I’m just hoping the dark blue dulls down a bit and blends in. I don’t have many colours of Sharpie, but I tried to use ones that go well together.
I haven’t done anything exactly the same as the inspiration, but I think I’ve got a similar, although more amateurish, feel to it. I don’t mind that it looks amateur since it’s the first one I’ve ever done!
The bottom of the saucer. The obligatory “Snotty Dog” logo. I only came up with the logo the other day, but I already like how it applies itself in instances like this. I think it looks like it was made to go onto crockery. 🙂
And this is how the colours came out after baking – 175 degrees for 30 minutes, putting it in cold, and taking it out after it’s cooled. I like how they’ve muted. I haven’t tried it in the dishwasher yet, or used it as a side plate or anything. Not sure if I’m brave enough to do it. We shall see.
So there’s another Pin I can cross off as having tried. 🙂