Next Letter a colourful experience!

Only one more letter to go after this one, then all of the individual letters will be ready to complete my new logo.

I love to colour in and I often sit and doodle or colour in one of my new adult colouring books. It is very relaxing and it certainly seems to be the “in” thing to do. I must have been ahead of the times for years!

Instead of doodling on a piece of paper I decided to use a plate as my canvas, and porcelain pens as my colours!


I bought a cheap white plate from The Range for £1.99, it even has a pretty blue border to it. The pens are Pebeo Porcelaine 150 and can be used on porcelain, ceramic, china and glass so are very versatile. They are also really vibrant colours.


I drew the outline of the N using the black pen. To use the pens for the first time you need to shake the pen and push the nib of the pen down on a scrap piece of paper. You will see the colour flood into the nib. It is now ready to use. Use a gentle pressure when drawing to ensure a continuous flow of colour.

The colour is not fixed until it has dried and then baked in the oven. It is worth having a piece of kitchen roll handy so that you can wipe away your drawing if you are now happy with it. (I did this numerous times!).

I let the black pen dry for about half an hour, then started to use the bright colours to fill in my doodles.


I left the paint to air dry for 24 hours then put into a fan oven 150°C for 35 minutes. (these were the instructions given for the pens I was using). That’s it the colour is now fixed and the plate can even be put in the dishwasher!


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