I painted a few gold and silver dessert plates using the Pebeo Porcelaine metallic paints.*
The designs are fairly simple but I’m pleased with how they came out. (This has to be my first time stippling anything since the ninth grade; I almost forgot the term!)
So, you shouldn’t use these paints on surfaces in contact with food. It’s a bummer but easily avoided if you’re painting tea cups. For the plates, I specifically bought clear glass to paint from the underside. Flip the plate over, lay down the shading, slather on the background color last, dry, and bake upside down- easy!
In action with cookies. I sent an ‘in progress’ photo to my mom who thought the wisdom teeth were kinda gnarly and off-putting. Haha- I know they aren’t for everybody. It’s a good thing Dean and I like eatin’ dessert off extracted teeth and broken furculas… Mmmmm.
*I’ve been messing around with the Pebeo paints for the past year and think they totally rule but they are NOT perfect. You have to paint quickly as the paints dry tacky quick. Opaque colors take a few coats to actually be opaque. Last, the markers get clogged up easily- I once bought one that was clogged up from the getgo. Still, these are minor issues and Blick has always been super sweet about exchanging duds. As far as I know, these are the best option for painting dishes at home. :)