Tuesday’s tip- transferring a design onto ceramics

Penwork was my nemesis for a long time, and it can be a long and tedious process as it’s slow work. There is a cheats way of doing this. I wouldn’t recommend it for precise and detailed work like zentangles but it’s great for faint outlines and saves quite a bit of time. Draw or copy the design onto tracing paper, then trace onto cleaned porcelain using waxy carbon paper.



Then using powder enamel lightly dust over the design, wear a dust mask and don’t inhale the pigment. Move it over the design with a soft dry brush.

Here I used a lighter grey for the distant buildings andblack in the foreground.

Then dust off the excess with the brush and clean up with a cotton bud if necessary.

Here’s the piece after the first fire, it has had a bit more colour added but you can still see some of the lines on the distant buildings and the pub sign


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2 Responses to Tuesday’s tip- transferring a design onto ceramics

  1. Fran says:

    This is a lovely piece. I too ceramics in college and loved it. Love your jewelry too. Please visit my blogtoberfest blogs at papertripp.blogspot.com Thanks.

  2. Loving the painting I bet it will look fab on a vase or something like that!

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