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Constructing Wonderful Handmade Kids Greeting Cards Using Painted Ceramics






     Sometimes we discover that artists will apply their ceramic methods to embellishments for kids greeting cards and this editorial offers all the information required to beginning to paint in watercolour.

Equipment Needed:

Ceramic Piece, glazed or unglazed (small enough to attach to a kids greeting card)
Colours - obtainable in paints or pens, you can use them together if you wish
Brushes, flat for wide strokes, round for detail, dagger for leaves
Some Kids cards, previously handmade with room for embellishments.

Additional Equipment:

Outliners - to create a raised pattern in your design
Matt medium - to give a matt finish
Gloss medium - to lighten colours without thinning them
Thinner - to make the colours more fluid without losing the properties of the paint.

Method:
Ensure that you have thoroughly cleaned and dried the ceramic surface that is to be painted onto, and that it is completely free from grease. Apply paint directly from the bottle, it does not need to be outlined first. Pens, recommended for lines and writing, outliners can be applied directly to the ceramic surface. Leave the paint to dry for 24 hours minimum.

The object does not need to be baked if it is a decorative item, which is most likely, should you be applying them to your designs.

As a note, If you wish to make a ceramic dishwasher proof before attaching it to your greeting cards, then place it into an oven. Set the oven to 150C and heat for approximately thirty five minutes, as soon as the oven reaches the correct temperature. After 35 minutes, turn off the oven, open the door and allow to cool.

Helpful Tips:
You can make corrections to your designs before attaching the ceramic to your kids greeting cards, using cotton buds before the colour dries.

Load your brush generously and apply the colour, dabbing it into place, the colour has the tendency to settle to an even finish when sufficient paint is applied.

Use a stencil to add your design, securing it in place with masking tape. Background paints can be sponged into place to create a spotted finish.

Use masking tape to create straight lines in a design. Pull off the tape when the paint is dry.

Be sure to read the label on your ceramic paints so you can learn the number of coats that are necessary for your chosen colour. Alternatively, you can always ask the vendor at the time of buying to find out any special information regarding coatings and longevity.

Safety:

When producing the paintings, it is very important that the decoratives and add-ons are not too small, so there is no harm caused to the kids. Therefore, be sure to use a decorative ceramic item that is fairly large and sturdy so that it can't be broken into small pieces.

Be sure to completely wash your hands after you have finished painting, particularly when painting.

Keep your equipment out of the reach of the kids while working. They might not realize the difference between the different paints, which could end up causing many problems for everyone.

Cardly UK is one company online who promotes kids greeting cards with painted ceramic embellishments attached. They are generally created by Blue Eyed Sun.

Mark is an author for www.cardly.co.uk. This is an online Kids Greeting Cards store offering numerous rare designs for lots of special occasions.

Visit http://www.cardly.co.uk today to find these beautiful ceramic kids greeting cards. Mark is an author writing on behalf of http://www.cardly.co.uk






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Mark is an author for www.cardly.co.uk. This is an online Kids Greeting Cards store offering numerous rare designs for lots of special occasions.


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