Last year I created a fun set of Brushstroke Painted Plates. (If you missed them, you can see them here.) They were, and still are, one of my favorite projects.
A few weeks ago I was working on a tablescape and thought brushstroke plates would make a unique addition to the table. However, the color scheme of the ones I had just didn’t work. So, I decided to create another set to match my design.
Even though I’ve already shared this how-to with you, I thought you might enjoy seeing a variation of the project.
I followed the same basic technique as I did previously. If you need the full tutorial, click here for all the details. However, this time around, I changed the colors, plate design, and pattern.
I started with plates I found at HomeGoods. I wanted something a bit more traditional in style this time to contrast with the fun and colorful lines of the paint.
This go-round, I opted for four colors in shades of blue, green, and gray. One of the great things about this paint is that it’s non-toxic. Once applied to the plates and “baked” in the oven, the plates are food and dishwasher safe. (However, I should note, that just to be safe, I still wash mine by hand.)
Rather than covering the plates with brushstrokes of paint, I decided to keep the design on only one part of the plate.
Again I worked with one color at a time, allowing each color to dry before adding the next. This keeps the paints from mixing together and looking muddy.
To finish each plate, I added a splatter of paint (one in each color) to create a casual and artistic touch.
Once baked in the oven, the plates were complete!
It truly is that simple. Plus, it’s a fun way to tap your artistic side as you create something beautiful and functional for your home and table.
As I said previously, the design and color scheme are up to you. Feel free to skip the splatter or use only one color. You could even go in a completely different direction and use painter’s tape to paint hard lines. Or stamp on a pattern. No matter how you do it, the end result will certainly be one-of-a-kind and a special addition to your table.
I hope you enjoyed Brushstroke Painted Plates: Part 2 and are even more tempted to give this project a try.
Again, for full directions on how to create these, visit this post here.