Today, we wanted to help you re-purpose some old plates that might be collecting dust in the back of your cupboard. And, with summer around the corner, outdoor parties and BBQs totally call for these bright and fun plates!
Here’s what you need…
- Clear glass plates
- Metallic paint
- Colorful acrylic paint
- Spray varnish
- Something to protect your work-space
- Gloves (optional)
Step one: splatter
Using your metallic paint, lightly splatter the back of each of your plates. Make sure you are wearing an apron or clothes that can get messy as well as gloves if you don’t want paint-y hands! Let your splatter dry completely, and then move on to…
Step two: colors
Once your splatter is dry, gather your splattered plates and put your desired colors onto a palette (or paper plate!).
Then, paint the backs of your plates with your colors on top of the dried metallic splatter! You may need to use a second coat for full coverage. Let these completely dry, and then move on to…
Step three: varnish
Finally, after everything is dry, spray a coat of varnish on the backs of your plates to seal in the plate. Once they are dry, flip over and enjoy!