If you know me, it's no surprise that I wanted to make something for my sister and new brother-in-law's wedding gift. I had been eyeing this tutorial from Lemon Tree Creations for quite some time now. My sister loves personalized stuff, so I decided now was the time to make them!
All I really needed for this project was some plates and a porcelain pen. The hardest part was the plates, as I was kind of picky and wanted a set on a stand, and the only one I could find was at World Market, only in stores (not that I have a problem going to the store because I LOVE it...but let's say I may have procrastinated a little and wasn't happy about the 40 minute drive to get there).
Once I got the plates, I started off my finding "l's" in fonts that I liked. I got a set of 10 plates, so I made 5 matching sets. I scribbled all over the back in pencil, then went over the outline in pen to transfer the pencil onto the plate.
Then, I colored in the outline with my porcelain pen.
After finishing all the plates, I let them dry for about a day, then baked them according to the instructions on the porcelain pen.
I was really pleased with the way they turned out...and I hope the newlyweds are too!
Today, I'm thankful for coffee! Although I may hold the record for the fastest development of an addiction, that stuff is just. so. good!
Perfectly fitting along with the theme of the blog above. Today I am thankful for my hubby Matt! Today marks 2 months since our wedding day. And we use the plates shown above with our dinner tonight! We love them.