can take many forms, and a variety of items such as mugs, coasters, figurines, flower pots and trinket boxes can all be personalised with paints. pottery painting
can be achieved with a variety of different painting methods and there are lots of arts and crafts products available to help achieve the desired effect.
Many pottery painting
projects can be completed using acrylic paints. These can be bought in large bottles or small pots, and it is also a good idea to buy a range of brushes in different sizes. Look for acrylic paints which are fast drying, and in a range of bright bold colours. If you intend to start pottery painting
with acrylic paints and brushes, you may also need to buy paint palettes to mix different colours in, and water tubs for washing brushes in.
An alternative to traditional paints is pottery painting
pens. These fibre tipped pens reduce the mess that can be created with pots of paint, and they are very good for applying detailed designs, particularly writing. Some forms of pottery painting
can be very detailed, such as painting figurines. Pottery painting
pens may be a good solution to this, and can allow children to create neat and detailed designs.
pens are also available in a wide range of colours and finishes for those who want to create a specific look. Glitter and metallic painting pens are available, as are pearlised pens. These can be great for creating unusual looks, and many pottery painting
activities can be created and given as gifts. Mugs can be great for Fatherís Day, and children can personalise them in any way they wish. For Motherís Day, children can paint a flower pot with a special design, and then plant a bulb in it as a special gift. Glitter and pearlised pottery painting
pens can be good for this type of project, and they can also be very affective on Christmas themed pottery painting
projects. Ceramic figurines and tree decorations can all be painted, and blank baubles can be a good way to get children being creative with their designs.
Whilst painting pens are great for creating neat and detailed designs, it is not practical for children to mix colours when using them. Pots or tubes of paints can be squeezed onto palettes and combined to create new colours, which pens cannot do. If you would like to buy pens, it may be a good idea to search for a large pack which has a wide variety of colours included, to ensure that every colour needed will be there. Alternatively, a range of acrylic paints and a very fine brush may be just as good for those who would like to mix their own colours. Some pottery projects can be painted and left to air dry, whilst other such as mugs and plates may need to be baked in the oven before they are used. All pottery projects should come with comprehensive instructions, which will tell you how to keep the finished projects looking great.