It’s that fun time of the month again for our monthly Craft De-Stash Challenge! I love it because it means that things that have been staring at me in my craft room get finished! This goes for these 2 green ceramic bird tea light holders that I found at Kmart some time ago. I really love them but the particular green that they were just didn’t fit in with our decor so much anymore. So today I’m sharing how to use Fusion Mineral Paint on Ceramics using these 2 little birdies!
How to use Fusion Mineral Paint on Ceramics
- Something ceramic
- Fusion Mineral Paint – Ultra Grip
- Fusion Mineral Paint – Picket Fence
- Paint Brush
- Miss Mustard Seed Paint – Antiquing Wax
- Soft Cloth
Step 1 – Using a paint brush apply the Ultra Grip. You will only need one coat. This allows the paint to adhere to the ceramic. It goes on milky but once it dries it will become transparent. Allow to dry completely.
Step 2– Using a fresh brush paint the birds with Picket Fence. Allow to dry.
Step 3 – Apply a second coat of Picket Fence and allow to dry.
Step 4 – Take your soft cloth and apply the antiquing wax. If you prefer to not go for the aged look just leave out this step.
And that’s it!! Four easy steps to transforming dated ceramics using Fusion Mineral Paint! If white’s not your colour and you would prefer something else be sure to check out all of the other fabulous colours it the Fusion Mineral Paint Range. The possibilities are endless!
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Ah! I have a little bird very similar to these, but mine is yellow. I wasn’t sure what type of paint would be best to cover him with, because I have thought of painting him to match my decor better. I’ll have to give the fusion mineral paint a try, because these look great. They’ve got a very high-end boutique look to them. Great job, pinning 🙂
Oh, Molly, they are such a great paint to work with and go a long way! Let me know how you go 🙂
What pretty little birds! I have similar ones tucked in the closet because I don’t care for the color. Thank you for the tutorial! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures
My pleasure Marci! Hope you have fun painting them!
What a terrific way to update thrift store finds and turn them into decor you’d pay at least 4 times as much for retail. Pinned
It’s crazy isn’t it Marie! This is a definite time and money saver!
I have to grab some of this paint. You could update all sorts of unloved ceramics. Great job.
The possibilities are endless Leanna!! Happy painting!!
I’ve painted ceramics with regular chalk paint & even with wax it comes off if you rub too hard. That “ultra grip” seems to be what I was missing, so I’ll be checking that out!
It will make a big difference Kristie! Let me know how you go!
Wow! That’s a really good looking finish. Thanks for sharing this product. I’ll keep it in mind when I need it 🙂
It really is a dream to work with and so easy Lydia!
These turned out perfect. I love the transformation on these cute birdies. Thanks for the inspiration.
So glad you’ve enjoyed my little project, Denise! Thank you 🙂
These are some excellent ideas. Using mineral paints on ceramics is always a tough task for me. However, these tips are so useful.
Hope you find them useful Stephanie!
So cute! I haven’t tried the fusion paint yet, but I’ve heard such great things. Love how these turned out.
We see so many unwanted ceramics at the thrift store that need this treatment. I won’t walk by them anymore. The birds look fantastic.
Hey Sam, I kept wondering for a long time now, how to paint stuff that is shiny and the surface won’t be grippy enough for the paint to stay. I live in Germany and I need to see if I can get the paint you recommended. I love the outcome a lot!
So glad I was able to help Habiba! I’m pretty sure you can get the paints in Germany! Let me know how you get on 🙂
I love Fusion. I’m painting a table as we speak. It’s the best paint for sure. I can’t wait to try it on some ceramics now. Wow, super excited! Love your cute little birds!
Me too Carolann! It truly is a great paint to work with! Happy painting my friend and can’t wait to see your table!
I just love when you can paint something and use it in a new way to go with your decor style. I haven’t tried fusion paint yet
Isn’t it the best!! Saves a tonne of money!!