Please forgive my lack of witty opening story. Or do I flatter myself that any of my stories are witty? Hahaha….
As I write this I’m muddling through the last gasp of a head cold. Turns out stuffy brains don’t come up with great creative content. Who knew?
This is a fun fast project that yielded some highly satisfying results. As a lover of Sharpie pens (well pens in general really) I was stoked when I came across this on another great DIY blog. You can colour on porcelain with a Sharpie and then bake it on permanently?? Freakin’ cool!
Since I only needed three knobs I decided to use the fourth as a colour experiment. And thank goodness I did. I had a misguided notion that my yellow Sharpie would soften to a buttery creamy yellow in the oven.
Yeaaaahhhh, it didn’t….
So I picked my favourite of the four colours and started on the other three knobs.
Originally I was going to copy the method I’d seen on the original post – single strokes from the centre out. Then I started to scribble a little. Then a lot. Then everywhere!
Before I knew it I had created something that reminded me full-blown roses. Hmmmm, not what I intended but damned if I didn’t love it.
Note for production – I found that going back over the same spots I’d already done gave darker lines and therefore depth to the ‘roses’
Then (because I missed the part in the original post about letting the knobs sit for 24 hours) they went right into the oven at for 30 minutes at 350. Hmm, I wonder how they’d look if they’d sat the requisite 24 hours first….
Thirty minutes later I had fresh-baked knobs!
Here they are looking glam & gleaming!
And then in context on my pretty painted lady!
So all told I invested maybe 45 minutes. And most of that time was spent enjoying a coffee and a cupcake while I waited for my knobs to bake. I love me some good lazy DIY!
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