Monday, May 4, 2009

Check this out…

I have many different serving dishes in my kitchen. I love to present every meal with eye-pleasing quality…

Over the years, I have collected many pieces that work in my kitchen and decor so well. I found these ‘cabbage’ dishes a few years ago, and they are perfect for salads or for serving vegetables. But they aren’t very hardy in the the dishwasher as I came to learn the hard way.

In these pictures you will notice two white chips in the ceramic dishes – in the lower right hand corner.

Cabbage dish before

And here’s a close-up shot….

Cabbage dish before closeup

 

So, rather than throw them away…. I colored the chips with Copic markers…

 

Cabbage dish w copics

 

And, now it’s hard to see the chips..  I used R35, R45, and R39 until the color was pretty close to the original red glaze-ware.

 

Cabbage dish w copics and CE

 

Then I topped the chips off with Crystal Effects from SU.. I don’t think you can even tell there was a chip!  I have heard that both Copics and Crystal Effects have endless uses.. .. and now I’m a believer.. Try this on a ceramic dish you might have. Don’t throw it away!  Repair it!  I’ve not put these through the dishwasher yet, but I’ll let you know how they fare!

10 comments:

Tracey Cuccia said...

Now THAT'S crafty! Way to go! :)

Dana Jones said...

Oh NO! Know your coloring your dishes...I am calling for help!

Ally said...

What a cool idea! Looks like a perfect match to me.

Kristi said...

This is just awesome. You can't even see them. I love all kinds of cool looking dishes and such. There's actually a place here where you can paint stuff the way you want and they will finish it for you. A friend of mine and I are going real soon. I will blog about of course. Thanks for the tips, now I know what to do with my bowl that I just got a chip in. YEA!!!

Karen from PA said...

Wow, that's so good to know. Thanks for sharing.

Leigh Ann Baird said...

You are so clever! I love serving pieces and am getting quite a collection myself.

Vicky said...

How CLEVER!! What a great idea! I would never have thought of that...TFS :)

Peggy said...

Move over Martha Stewart! :o) Great use of those Copic markers, for other than paper crafts! Those are awesome lookin' plates!

Lynn P. said...

That is so cool! I love those dishes

Ri said...

Now that is a great idea.

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