So, I admit it. I am obsessed with paint pour marbling. But from your response to my marble planter and marble vase, you are too! I knew there was a reason I loved you guys! But did you know that you can also use the same technique to create DIY marbled dinner plates?! Yep! All you need is an oven curing acrylic paint and a few clear glass plates. While the process is a little messy, the resulting marbled plates are well worth it.
Materials to make DIY marbled dinner plates:
-Glass plates (these are $1 ones from Ikea)
-Multi Surface Acrylic craft paint that can oven cure (look at the back of the bottle to make sure it says how to cure the paint)
-Plastic wrap or other material to protect your work surface
Begin by adding a large half dollar sized amount of each color of paint into a plastic cup. Then add a few drops of water to thin out the paint. You will want to add the water in a 2 parts paint to 1 part water ratio. Mix with the popsicle sticks and then layer the colors into a fresh plastic cup.
Once layered, simply pour the mixture out over an upside down glass plate on your protected word surface and then pick up the plate and tip it to distribute the paint around the plate. Be sure to move slowly and in a circle motion while tipping your plate to create the best swirling marble pattern.
Once covered with paint, place your plate on your work surface and let any extra paint run off and the paint on the plate dry overnight. You can now repeat the process with other colors and plates.
Once the paint has full dried, gently wash off any paint that became stuck to the top of the plate and around the rim by hand washing it be careful not to scrub the paint on the back of the plate as it hasn’t cured yet. Once clean, gently dry your plate and then place in a cool oven and heat to 300F. Let bake for 30 minutes and then turn off the oven and let the plates cool inside the oven. Once cool your plates are ready to use. These DIY marbled dinner plates are hand wash only, but thats a small price to pay for such beauty don’t you think?!