Teacup decorated with Porcelaine 150 markers
An article by Lotta Jansdotter in collaboration with Pebeo
I love how easy it is to take some plain porcelain teacups, mugs and plate and to embellish them!
(I find mine at Ikea, West Elm and flea markets) I also like to keep my designs rather simple. First of all I like how it looks, but also keeping the designs simple makes it so much easier projects to make and complete successfully.
How to decorate your teacup...
Make sure to clean your porcelain well before starting.Then you simply paint or draw on your design with Porcelaine 150 makers from Pebeo. When you are done, let them dry for a good 24 hours, then you heat set your designs by "cooking" them in a regular oven - 150 degrees celsius (300 degrees Fahrenheit ) for 35 minutes. After you have done that, you can safely use it with food, use it in the microwave and dishwasher. I love using Pebeo's pigments and inks. They are good quality, easy to use and they have really fun colors to choose from. How about some cups and saucers for a birthday gift ?
Lotta Jansdotter’s designs are like little plants working their way through cracks in the sidewalk. Things of simple beauty that bring relief to the urban landscape. Unstoppable creativity that thrives in unexpected places. Lotta’s work is about her life, and life is her inspiration. Her genius lies in exploring the beauty of everyday things. Drinking coffee from a pretty cup, writing notes on a hand printed card, dressing your child in the clothes you made him. Slowing down and minding the details. But that doesn’t mean being precious about it. Lotta’s products are functional and practical, her projects approachable and easy. Making life better is the result. Lotta’s aesthetic is deeply rooted in the Scandinavian landscape. She was born 1971 on Åland, a small group of islands in the archipelago between Sweden and Finland. Her Swedish heritage is also apparent in her pragmatic and self-sufficient approach to design. Can’t find what you want? Make it! Don’t know how? Learn it! Lotta takes the basic craft skills she learned as a child, such as potato printmaking & simple sewing, and stretches them into sophisticated tools. Lotta’s designs may be steeped in artisan traditions and a DIY spirit but the homespun aspect ends there. Her look is sleek and urban and her products are created for a busy city life. Her awareness, substance and instinctual sense of style are perfectly suited for contemporary lifestyles. As is her generosity and sharing of knowledge.
You want to learn more about Lotta and her projects? Visit her website: http://www.jansdotter.com/ .