Thursday, February 22, 2018

Paint Party with Marabu Porcelain Paints & Markers

Hello and welcome to the February Designer Crafts Connection Blog Hop!

This month we are partnering with Marabu Creative USA and we are featuring Porcelain & Glass Paints and Markers.  Each of the participating designers received a starter set of Porcelain Paints in primary colors and a selection of Porcelain/Glass Paint Markers.

For my project I created a framed home dec piece:

I  came up with the idea of using die cuts and stamps as patterns.  I selected a 12"x12" frame and removed and cleaned the glass.  I positioned my patterns on top of a piece of black cardstock, laid the glass on top and then started to play!

I painted the center of the sun with yellow and then mixed a bit of red into my palette to create an orange for the rays around the outside.

When I moved on to the cacti I created 2 shades of green by mixing in a bit of yellow or blue paint and then used a different color on each of the plants.  When I was done, I used the black paint and a thin paintbrush to outline the sun and each of the cacti.

The Marabu Porcelain & Glass Paint Markers are available in 2 different nib sizes.  The red marker had the wider tip and I used it to trace over the die cut words I had positioned along the bottom.

Now if you want to, you can just let this sit for 3 days and it will be fully cured. I am terribly impatient, however, so I placed my glass in a 320 degree oven for 30 minutes. 

After it cooled off I put it back in the frame for a quick peek at the design. 

Time to add photos and embellishments! Photos, washi tape and the car brad went under the glass, however, I added the Dymo labels on top. Here's a close up of the sun. The black paint outline really makes the design pop!  

I purposely layered the photo behind the cactus.  I love dimension! 

Final details to share: I am not a fan of my handwriting so I was happy to be able to trace the die cut words!  I think they turned out great and now I am doing an inventory of all of the words I have in my die collection!  Also notice that I painted a small black polka dot in between each word with the back end of the paintbrush.  I really think details make the difference! 

And did I mention that Marabu is hosting a PRIZE GIVEAWAY in conjunction with this blog hop?!
 Yep!  Retail value of almost $75! 
To be eligible to win, you must leave a comment on the Marabu Facebook Page.  If I did this right, you should be able to follow THIS link  and comment on the post talking about the giveaway.  Good Luck!

Prize Giveaway available to US residents only.
Now, to see more ways to use these products be sure to check out the other stops in this month's blog hop.  You can find the master list here:
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today!  Susie

Marabu Creative USA Products:

Marabu Porcelain Paint Starter Set
Marabu Porcelain/Glass Painter Markers

12"x12" frame with glass
Eyelet Outlet - washi tape and brad
Unity Stamp Company - Fly Away by Susan Weckesser
Dies - Sizzix and Concord & 9th
Cardstock, washi tape, Dymo label maker


  1. I love the idea of adding the designs to the glass, loved the dimension it gives your project.

  2. Wow fabulous!!! Beautiful example for using the products :)

    1. Thank you Connie. I had never worked with it before so this was a big experiment.

  3. what a cool idea to do it on a frame!!!

  4. Love this - thank you from Marabu!

    1. Thank you for the opportunity to play with the product Lisa.

  5. Susie, This is such a great idea and what a wonderful idea for a gift(s), This was inspiration. Great Job! Thank You!