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Maria Provenzano shows how to upcycle old plates to make them the star of your next dinner party. She elevate these old glass dishes by creating DIY Painted plates.

MATERIALS:

  • Enamel craft paint that is oven cure in desired colors
  • Glass plates
  • Tray
  • Plastic sheeting or other material to cover work surface
  • Deli cup or other object to suspend plate
  • Disposable cups
  • Popsicle sticks
  • X-Acto or craft knife
  • Artist brush

OPTIONAL:

  • Dishwasher safe decoupage
  • Paintbrush

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Clean the glass plates, remove any stickers and subsequent residue.
  2. Clean with alcohol to remove any fingerprints or oils that may keep the paint from adhering to the glass.
  3. Paint the gold rim around the edge first if desired. Set aside to dry.
  4. Pick your colors for the marbling and make a separate mix of each color in a cup. The mix should be about 2 parts paint to 1-part water. The consistency should be like that of melted ice cream!
  5. Pour all the colors into one cup.
  6. Cover your work surface with plastic then place the plate face down on a deli cup or Tupperware to elevate the edges off the surface so the paint can run off.
  7. Pour all the colors onto the plate. Allow the paint to dry.
  8. Place in the oven to cure the paint to the glass, bake according to brand instructions.
  9. Seal with dishwasher safe decoupage if desired, allow it to cure for time according to instructions, then enjoy!