Last week, I blogged about Carol Endler Sterbenz’s new book Homemade: The Heart and Science of Handcrafts. This week, I’m honored to welcome Carol as a guest nester! This decoupage plate tutorial is just one of the many fabulous projects in her book. Carol writes, “Of all the DIY techniques I have learned or been inspired to try, few have equaled the beauty and ease of potichemanie, a form of decoupage where prints are glued behind glass so that they gleam like fine porcelain. (This post contains affiliate links. If you use these links to buy something, I may earn a small commission. You can read my full disclosure here.)
“This straightforward technique can be used to decorate plain glass plates in any style or size you want. Begin by decorating a small dessert-size plate and then, when you are ready, decorate larger pieces, such as a platter or other serving piece. The top surface of the decorated plates can be wiped clean with a damp cloth. Do not submerge the plates in water.”
Note: Featured here is a plate decorated with a repeat pattern of sized images of a dancer’s head, but you can choose different art to suit your personal style and taste. If you are making a copy of an image, use a laser copier or a computer and laser printer.