Sunday, October 13, 2013

12 Weeks of Christmas Tutorials with His Little Ones Characters: week 2: Clearly the best dish

Hello friends!
Today we are going to share with you one of my personal favorite Christmas tutorials because you can do this all year long and all it will cost you is the initial cost of the CLEAR plates and Sharpie Paint oil-based markers (and maybe not even that if you use TIP #2!). 

First we want to thank everyone for commenting on Week 1st post here and on the Facebook page!  We are so happy you are joining us each week to see what is next!  Our winner of the His Little Ones' stamp set:  Thankful Boy plus the Homemade stick sheet is:

Linda who commented on the blog (there was only one Linda this time so that makes it easy!)

Congratulations Linda!  Email us a by Sunday, October 20 with your mailing address and we will get your prizes right out to you!

On to today's Post!

Here is ONE of the finished projects:
And here is what you need:
Your favorite Inspired Stamp (or other stamp...I prefer clear stamps for this and use a piece of acetate to stamp them instead of a block since you can get better coverage)
StazOn ink (I used black)
Sharpie Paint Pens (I use oil based)
a CLEAR plate (the plate above is sitting on a white doily, but it's clear (you'll see why in a minute)
alcohol wipe or hand sanitizer/paper towel

I love to change plates to match the season, event, or decor.  But most of the 'color your own dish' tutorials out there want to make the design permanent and use a white plate.  I use a clear plate because you never need to make the paint permanent or worry about the safety of food touching it, because your design goes on the OUTSIDE of the plate:
1.  Start by cleaning the BACK of your plate with your alcohol wipe or, as I like, hand sanitizer and a paper towel.  This gets all fingerprints off:

2.  Next, using StazON ink and mounting your clear Inspired Stamp onto a piece of flexible acetate---like what they come on in our packages--stamp your design carefully, but firmly.  If you don't get a clean image, you just use the hand sanitizer/towel to clean off the stamp and start again:
3.  Once it is on, you can start to color with the markers:
4.  I put mine on the white doily because it shows the design better than just putting it on the table.  And I love the doily look behind a clear plate anyway--I took photos both ways so you can see the difference:o):

If you don't want to take the time to make it like I did above OR if you want a Bible Verse (I love to use God's Word in a variety of ways), you can do the following method (this one is more temporary and while washing the plate above isn't a big deal, you'd want to take off the 'paper' before washing this one:
1.  Start with Re-positionable craft adhesive and spray the TOPS of your already stamped and colored images(I used His Little Ones: Winter Boy and  a verse stamp):
 2.  Put them ON THE BACK of the plate---they stick there very well but you are able to take them off later.

 Here's what this looks like:

Honestly, if you wanted to, you could just adhere them to the white doily using adhesive on the back of them instead of the front, keeping you from having to take them off the plate to wash the plate.

But these are so much fun, I do hope you will give them a try!!

Be sure to leave us a comment here letting us know what you think, and we will choose one comment from here or FACEBOOK to win the HLO: Winter Boy stamp shown in this artwork!

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  1. Antoinette I love both ideas and want to try it, but where did you get the clear plate? Do you find them at Michaels or AC Moore? I think these make great gifts too. Linda E.

  2. What a great idea - now to find some clear plates...

  3. Great way to dress up the table!

  4. These are so cute! I love this idea. It would even be fun to do these at a family gathering.

  5. I love these & can see them as making great Christmas gifts! Super fun & I know that the recipients would love them. :) Hugs~Patti

  6. I love to learn new things. The little boy you colored is so very cute, too!!!


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