I had an idea in my head before Christmas to paint each of my nieces a plate for their Christmas dinner. I wish I didn't always get these ideas going round my head because I didn't really have time to mess around painting plates that I thought would look rubbish anyway but the idea wouldn't go away so I bought a couple of cheap plates and some porcelain paints.
I traced an image of Peppa pig from a magazine and transferred this to each plate and painted it. It seemed very fiddly to start with and was looking a bit blotchy but the paint looked more even as it dried.
The childrens names were painted on each plate and some dots around the edge to finish them off.
I was very pleased with how they turned out and the children loved them and used them for every meal over Christmas.
I forgot to photograph them properly!
I am now searching round for blank pottery to paint-I think i'll look around for a white jug to paint to go on my kitchen shelves because i have searched everywhere for a colourful one but haven't been able to find just the right one!
I think all the children I know will be getting their own personalised plates soon too!