August 14, 2009

A NEW OFFERING...REDWARE TUTORIAL....

Good Friday evening!!!....I hope everyone had a good week and have fun plans this weekend....I plan on getting getting started on some new offerings...I just finished one and it sold before I got it posted...A faithful customer from ebay emailed to see if the large tombstone pic was available that i had posted in my previous post...It was!..I was just trying to decide on a price....So she got that one and this one I was just finishing up..
SOLD!!!!























This is a freebie from primitivebettys blog that I stitched up.....I did mine all in black....So all you x-stitchers go on over to her blog and get your free pattern...
















And here it is made into a pinkeep!!!...All antiqued and wrinkled...I love the simplicity of it!!!

















So now onto something new!!!
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A Redware Tutorial....Sorry it has taken me sooooooooo long to get it posted...I was so busy getting house ready for the Country Sampler photo shoot....So here it is and thank you for your patience!!!!...
















Ok...The directions are fairly easy!!...I got some dinner plates while on our trip in Myrtle Beach....Ones that were completely smooth....I paid a dollar for them at Old Time Pottery....

Clean them first.....

Then I chose Americana Light Cinnamon for the base...It was what I had on hand in my paints...I put numerous coats on til I felt that they were covered well...Let dry completely inbetween coats....

I didn't paint the backs of mine....But you go ahead and do it if you want a more completed look...Make sure you paint around the edges of the plates if you choose not to paint the backs....

Then for the stripes i used yellow moon....Once again a color I had on hand...You can use any color you wish....I had thought about using a paint pen, but I hadn't used one before and wasn't sure how smooth I could do the lines, so i stuck with what I knew...A paintbrush....The yellow moon is an Americana color...You may want your yellow brighter.....

The stripes were just free hand.....I googled redware and looked at sites that sold redware to pick out the designs i liked and were easy to do....I did 8 plates...I KNEW that I wanted 4 of them with our names on them...so I only needed 4 redware designs....

The next step I did was stain mine after the lines were dry....Now that step is up to you...I wanted a subtle antiqued look....I used a sponge brush and stained them....Then I used a sock and dabbed stain all over the plate.....This took days to dry due to the build up of stain and the muggy weather....might want to leave them for a week to just dry....check everyday.....

If you decide to put a light stain on yours then it probably won't take as long.....

As soon as it's dry then its time to varnish or modge podge.....Put 5 or 6 coats on....or more if desired...

Then they are finished...These are only for decorative purposes.....I'm NOT a professional or expert on this....It was just a decorative project I made for myself and shared on here with you!!!

















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A new offering on my selling blog.......
















So everyone have a good weekend!!!....Until next time!!!...hugs, Jen

22 comments:

carolyn@primitive~devotion said...

Thanks for the tutorial! I think your plates turned out great!

Have a nice weekend!

primitivebettys said...

Fabulous Finishes! Great tutrial too! :)

Smiles,

Betty

Martha said...

Very clever and great tips on creating your own redware plates!

I also love your x-stitched work, very, very nice. Primitive Bettys has some great designs and she too does great work!

Martha

Kaye said...

Thanks for the tutorial, sounds easy, will try some soon. Yours are wonderful.
Your xstitch is wonderful.

Gayle said...

Thanks so much for the tutorial - I've been watching for it. Can't wait to give it a try - hope mine turn out as good as yours did!

BTW - Are the plates wood? Or ceramic/stoneware/glass?

~ Stitchin Sweet Sue ~ said...

Hi Jenn, enjoyed this post very much, stitchin and faux redware all in one~very nice:)

Kris ~ Simply Prim said...

Love the stitcheries, Jen! And thanks for the redware tutorial; I'm going to have to try making me some!!

Enjoy your weekend!
~Kris~

LeeHillPrimitives said...

Hi Jen, Thanks for this tutorial. Your plates looks great.

In His service, Anne said...

Thanks for the tutorial, one question....does the paint scratch off easily, since the plates are smooth?
Thanks...love your needlework!!!
anne

Sherri/Here Goes My Life said...

HI Jen,Your plates turned out great.I just sent you an email.
Thanks for the great tutorial.
:0)Sherri

Grammy Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

Love the finishes! You pick the best patterns Jen!! That pillow is awesome. I bet that will be snatched up quickly!

have a great weekend, hugs, Linda

Black Sheep Lisa said...

Oh great minds! i just love them, i had no idea what colors you had used but Light Cinnamon is the one i chose for mine as well, i painted up some cheap plastic plates that i got from the thrift store! Thank Jenn!

Char said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you for the tutorial...I will be making these for my newly refinished cupboard!

NnN said...

Thanks for this plate idea!!! I am going to try it soon. I couldn't help but notice the Christmas stockings on the side bar...I have stitched 6 from that book and am working on my 7th! How fun to see them here!!!

~Judy~ said...

Thanks for the plate tutorial Jen. Can't wait to try this. I am currently working on Sarah Hook as we speak! Love it!

Hugs....Judy

The Farmers Oldest Daughter said...

I'll have to try this. Thank you so much for the tutorial. It looks really easy. You are one very talented lady.

Your x-stitches are great. I have some but am afraid to antique them from all of the work I put into them. It would make them look better.

Have a great weekend!!
Maxine

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Thanks for the great tutorial, they really look like the real thing. I just wrote down the paint colors and plan on doing these.
Rondell♥

Karen said...

Thank you so much for this wonderful tutorial...it's great and I will certainly try it in my spare time...hmmmm...okay, I'll try it sometime...lol

Congratulations on your selling blog doing so well.

Karen

Karen said...

Hi Jen, me again....I read down to the post where you got the mache boxes from Hobby Lobby and I almost cried...I have been on the internet daily looking for sales there and even posted on a couple forum looking for them cheap....how in the world did I miss this sale....I would have had about as many as you have there!!!! So now I'm on the lookout again!!!!
If you hear of a sale can you e-mail me!
You are one lucky shopper.
Karen

Our Primitive Heart said...

Thanks for the tutorial Jennifer,
I can't wait to try it.
Prim Cindy

eeekj35 said...

Thank you so much!! I love redware and I can definitely make these. They are really good! Thanks, Kim

Lynn said...

Great tutorial.........thanks! Can't wait to try it!
Blessings,
Lynn