While attending a 5 year old birthday at the base arts and craft center, I discovered the joy of painting ceramic. Granted during the birthday party it was my daughter painting her mermaid with me fidgeting behind her and jumping in occasionally when she needed help painting in the lines (what can I say I am a bit of a control freak), and way she had a blast and that got me thinking about ways I could do it at home.
I then found out I could buy unpainted figures from the shop. I was in heaven. That day I think I did good only leaving with a Christmas Noel train and another mermaid. My older daughter really wanted her baby sister to have a mermaid too.
Well a little time went by before I remembered I had the mermaid to paint still. I decided to have a go and chronicle what I did for anyone else venturing to paint ceramics at home.
I started with the unpainted piece and started by painting the larger areas first.
Next I worked on filling in some of the accent peices. (I opted to wait on painting the hair as I was using this part of the figure to hold it while painting and moving it around.)
Have you painted ceramics before? Leave a comment and share what you did.
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