I went bonkers over these pet portrait plates that he does in the tutorial I’ve attached at the bottom of this post!
I love animals and I love brightly colored art deco looking things, so this was right up my alley and I couldn’t wait to do these! I’m an artist and paint a lot of pet portraits, but this puts a totally different spin on pet portraits for me.
He decoupages these pictures on the bottom of the clear plates and then paints on the bottom of the plates, around the picture. Then he puts them in the oven to seal everything.
These plates can be used for eating on, but I wanted to use mine for decor in my home. You can either place them on a plate shelf, hang them with plate hangers or put them on easels. They look so wonderful in my home too!
This make fabulous gifts for friends and family. I’d be so excited as I received one for a gift, wouldn’t you?
If you have kids, this is an awesome project to do with them. You can buy the clear plates at the dollar store and paints are cheap. It’s fun to do something like this with them…great bonding time and you’ll get them off their electronic devices for a while too!
Watch how Mark Montano, with Make Your Mark, does this super cool DIY project in his step by step tutorial.