Friday, 14 April 2017

Decorating China with Transfer Papers

My crafty friends Burnice and Tash bought me a china decorating workshop for my birthday!  You will know that we like a workshop.  This one was run by Elaine at Made and Making in Ditchling, East Sussex.

WE had the choice of a plate, a small tray or tiles.  Tash and Burnice chose the plates, I chose the tray.  We were able to choose from lots of pretty transfer papers.  You cut out the shapes you want, then soak the paper in water and the transfer slips off the backing and sticks to the china.  Easy!

Here I am tracing off the beach hut shape.  I chose 5 different patterned papers and then cut them up and rearranged them on the tray.

Here's a picture of Burnice playing with the placement of her papers

Burnice and Tash hard at work!  You can see that the workshop is really cute!  Lots of lovely things hanging around for inspiration.

Here are my beach huts ready to place on the tray

The final products (well not quite, they have to be fired now).  Aren't these plates cute with their washing lines?  Tash did the clothes and Burnice did the quilts.

We had a great day, and are all keen to go back and do a Christmas plate later in the year!


Karen said...

What fun!!! I love how they all came out. The colors you chose are wonderful.

Helen said...

I was only thinking the other day you hadn't "done" anything for ages - this workshop looks fabulous - love both the plates and your tray. Great to see you blog again.

Sian said...

Oh, Linda you make the loveliest things! This is beautiful. Every time you go to a workshop like this I think I need to look harder here to find something to sign up to. Seeing what you make is so inspiring.

Patio Postcards said...

Oh these look like such fun to make & yes I like washing clothes line which matches so well with your houses.

alexa said...

Oh my goodness, these are all amazing! What an intriguing - and useful - craft. Those blues are perfect for the seaside-y feel ...