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Member Since 21 Jun 2013
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In Topic: Painting and decorating non-fired ceramics

22 June 2013 - 06:40 AM

I am not modeling it myself. I actually found a website where I can buy the pieces and then paint at home. They have several options - buy the ceramics only, buy pre-glazed ceramics, or I can opt to have it fired and send it back to them for them to do it. I do not have a kiln. But my husband bought me only acrylic paint. So some items I want to paint would be only decorative and that will be fine but some would be dishes and such. So I am debating if I should keep the paint, exchange the paint, etc. I can rent the paint from the website I found also but since the paint was a gift I would like to use it! Just not sure if it would be better to get something other than acrylic so I can use it on everything? I am very excited to start a project but I want to have all the right supplies first.

In Topic: Painting and decorating non-fired ceramics

22 June 2013 - 06:33 AM

If your ceramic will stay in the house for decoration only, you don't have to put a seal on it.
Just be careful to take colours that don't fade out in the light.

I think you are using ceramics which were fired once to be painted? Or do you want to to the modelling yourself?
Normal acrylic colours are okay for once fired ceramic pieces. I don't now about their use on stiffened paperclay or only air dryed clay.

It's fun doing it, for "what you see is what you get". It is like a 3D screen for you.

In Topic: Painting and decorating non-fired ceramics

22 June 2013 - 06:32 AM

1) not only you don't need but you can not fire acrylic paint, it will burn out.
2) exactly, only for decorative purposes it wont hold water and it is not food safe for the same reason the paint will peel off at contact with water, even if you apply a finish varnish.
3) after painting with acrylics you need to apply a clear coat, spray sealers are good, Krylon brand is really good but any non yellowing will do, varnishes are also a good option for this.
4) Liner brushes are good for writing also calligraphy brushes are good for this purpose

Thank you for the brush recommendations! So is it better to return the acrylic paint for something else and then have it fired?