Experimental DIY Sharpie Plate

You browse around Pinterest, you see all these neat things, and you're claiming, "Oh, I can do that!" 
Yup. I do that all. the. time. I've seen this one in several places and thought I'd give it a try since it looked to be so simple. If I messed it up, or it didn't work then at least I'd know if it worked! I bought a heavy plate second hand, and cleaned it well. (Did you know toothpaste can remove utensil marks from plates? The white paste works best.)

I traced out lines for my words.
 Then I wrote out my quote in pencil so I could arrange it the way I wanted it without messing up from the start!

 Once I got everything written out I traced over it with a permanent marker.

 The last and final step was baking it. I stuck it in my craft oven, set to 350 degrees for 30 minutes. I let it cool in the oven completely as well.
When it was cool I pulled it out and using a slightly dampened paper towel attempted to rub off the pencil line guide marks I'd made. Guess what happened?
What? It didn't work?! Bummer! I'm telling ya, I was completely disappointed. 
I'm going to have to try again, though. I've read in a couple of places that Sharpie oil based paint markers work well. I'll have to give it a try. 

Did you try this Pinterest DIY, and did it work for you?

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  1. I made mugs for the kids this Christmas. I discovered 2 things. First - if you bake the ceramic 'whatever' for forever...like 2 or 3 hours...it does work. However...the metallics do not stay no matter what you do. We'll see this Christmas if they still hold out. I was totally bummed when it didn't work the first time though.

    1. Oooh thanks!
      Also, good to know about the metallics. I was staring at my metallic pen forever wondering if I should try it, too, before I decided just to go with black.

    2. 2 or 3 hrs at the same temp?

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    1. Thank you for the invitation Jennifer! I'll be sure to head over and join in.

  3. You need to use an oil-based sharpie



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