Hand painted objects exude a unique charm. Especially the self-created decorative items always carry a personal touch. You must take a lot of time to paint them by hand and create something beautiful. The interesting thing is the uniqueness of these decorative items, because no one is just like the other creations. That is the beauty of hand painting. It gives you a lot of freedom to work with the brush and create beautiful, unique pieces. Even if you are not a Picasso, you will soon realize: painting something could be stress-free and soothing, it distracts you from the stress of everyday life. You can also make decorative and stylish items for your home. Get some vivid colors and spice up your party decorations this summer, with these whimsical hand-painted deco items!
You can paint small objects made of plastic or glass. First, make sure the color you are using is suitable for these surfaces. The small plastic items are usually dirt cheap and anyone can find them at the nearest craft shop. They are originally white. This color is preferred by most DIY fans, because after painting and drying, all the other colors look vibrant and come out very well.
Now let's explain the creative process of hand painting in a few easy steps.
Here are the necessary materials first:
Get white plates and desired colors
White plates (plastic or glass)
Acrylic paint (not dishwasher safe)
Make sure you have the right color for every plate.
Clean the plastic or glass plate with a damp, clean cloth before painting
Step 1: You want to start on a clean basis. Therefore, run a damp cloth over the plate and let it dry. Before painting, make sure that the surface is completely dry.
Pour a little of the acrylic paint on a separate surface
Step 2: Shake a bit of the purchased acrylic paints (in this case, soft pink, light blue, and purple) on a separate surface.
Using a brush, lightly apply the colors to the plate using light hand movements
Step 3: With the brush you could paint the first plate in light hand movements. First, you should cover all white patches with your chosen base color. Then you could also use other colors or apply them as highlights. It is recommended to let the colors dry for approx. 10-15 minutes after application.
Honestly, there are no strict rules in this process of painting. Make it as abstract and creative as you want. Carry out each stroke slowly and carefully. Take enough time and the good results will not be long in coming!
Wait 15 minutes before mixing the colors. The white surface of the plate should not be visible anymore
Step 4: If you are satisfied with the new look of the plates, let the color dry completely for one hour before using the hand-painted plates. Please, do not shorten the drying time!
This little DIY project takes only 15 minutes, only the drying time takes about one hour. For a lasting result, you could additionally paint the hand-painted plates. For this you can take a clear lacquer. It would be best if you keep your new plates in a cool place so you will definitely use them for a longer time!
If you like bright colors, you can also use glossy shades in stark shades. Then you will get a small eye-catcher for your garden party in the summer. Each hand-painted plate carries a personal touch and shows your style. Your friends and relatives will surely be impressed and ask you many questions.
Another good tip from us: You can also involve your children in this creative process and teach the little ones creativity!
Do not the strong colors look great against the rest of the white table decoration?