I LOVE 80s Memphis style....LOVE IT! The colors, the mixed patterns, the COW PRINT mixed with yellow and stripes and dots and squiggles. I guess you could say this is what the inside of my head looks like. I'm glad to see this wonderful design movement is making a comeback. What better way to add a little Memphis to your life than with some funky, painted (dishwasher safe) dishes?! I had a terrific time painting these. I could have painted them for weeks, BUT I have tons more fun projects in store for you that I have to get crackin' on!
A few of my new plates
You can get the perfect porcelain coffee mugs at the 99c store, too!
See how I made them here!
STUFF YOU'LL NEED
White porcelain plates *99c store
Makeup sponges (triangles)
Clean your plates with rubbing alcohol
Create your designs with contact paper and painter's tape
*I cut circles and taped triangles
Fill in the shapes with Americana Gloss Enamel using a makeup sponge
*Blow on the bubbles to pop them
Remove the tape when dry
*Create stripes with thin pieces of painter's tape
Make dots on folded contact paper using a hole punch
Try different designs using the DecoArt Glass Paint Markers
Bake in the oven twice at 325˚ for 30 minutes each time
*Let the oven cool in between baking times
To make them food save, coat them with Minwax Polycrylic
The best way to get REAL color on glass and porcelain!
Even works on dishes from the 99c store
The perfect morning coffee combo!
I call the one on the right Veins & Rice...Yup, weird, I know.