In my head, I am quite creative with a marker. I can draw cute little doodles and fonts and turn them into masterpieces.
In reality, I can’t draw to save myself.
But seeing this pin, it didn’t stop me from deciding that I was going to give it a go.
So I bought a cheapie white plate and a black Sharpie from Kmart. And left it sitting like this on the corner of my desk for about a week because I realise that I can’t draw and anything that I draw on this plate is going to be a permanent reminder that Mama can’t draw.
But yesterday, I plucked up some courage and opened the Sharpie.
And wrote “happy birthday” because that is the first thing that came to mind. That and I have always wanted a special plate to use for the Birthday Person.
The instructions to follow were as follows:
- After finishing your design, put your plate in a cold oven.
- Turn the oven on to 150 degrees Celsius.
- Bake for 1 hour.
- Turn the oven off and leave the plate to cool inside the oven. If you take it out while it’s still hot, the design can still smudge.
Now I’m going to get myself some more plates and Sharpies, even coloured ones, and get all creative and shit.
Oh and the problem with this now is to remember that it has to be hand washed and not thrown into the dishwasher.
Have you tried this? Can you draw?