Porcelaine 150

 Gives the artist results equivalent to those obtained with

 professioinal glazes but without the need for kiln firing.

Just 5 steps ... then oven bake 
 

1. Use alcohol to thoroghly clean the surface to be decorated, so colors will adhere properly. 

2. Transfer a design by using transfer paper or drawing directly on the porcelain.

3. Next, paint each surface, applying one color at a time or using traditional porcelain painting techniques 

4. Allow to air-dry for 24 hours prior to baking. Extend air drying if colors are applied thickly. 

5. Place your creation in a cold oven and set the temperature at 150 - 160 c.

Bake for 35 minutes, timing from when the oven temperature stabilizes at the desired level.

Turn the oven off and allow your creation to cool. 

-To correct or change painted area, wipe color off using a moist cotton swab.

-Colors take on full depth and vividness after oven drying.

-Porcelaine 150's formula is dishwasher safe.

-Exceptional beading and hard film, just like enamel.

-Clean your paint brushes and accessories in soapy warm water. 

 Helpful Hints
 

 Specially treated surfaces (for instance, Arcopal glass) do not allow colors to adheare properly.
 

 Check your oven's temperature control with a thermometer before oven drying your creations.
 

 A slight odor may be noticed during oven drying. It is totally harmless.
 

 These are general guidelines only and entail no commitment of Pebeo.

 Carry out a few tests before working on your own creations.
 

 You can paint over areas that have already been baked, however the adherence could be reduced.
 

 Porcelaine 150 colors are ready to use, but may be diluted with water if desired. Excessive

 dilution may reduce color adherence.
 

 Color No. 43, Ivory is pure white when applied from the jar, however this color darkens to

 Ivory when baked. (An indicator that baking is done).

 Questions & Answers
 
 How do you get red of brushstrokes? The paint was developed to look like true glazed ceramics, therefore
 holding the brush strokes in the paint. To minimize brush strokes, a natural hair brush is best (particularly a
 squirrel brush).
 
 How to you prevent bubbling? Bubbling occurs when the paint has not dried completely. Typically, 24 hours
 is plenty of time for the paint to dry completely. Although, if paint has been applied thickly, it may take longer,
 allow 48 hours to be sure. The outliner tubes may take longer to dry if applied thickly (up to a week if paint is very thick).
 
 How do you make the paint opaque?The paints were developed to display the transparent effects of true glazed
 ceramics. Each bottle is labeled (next to the paint #) with a letter to identify the transparency or opacity of the paint.
 0 - identifies the paint as opaque.
 T - identifies the paint as transparent
 T/O - identifies the paint as semi-transparent.
 To make the paint more opaque, paint several coats, allowing paint to dry between each layer. A hairdryer may be
 used to speed up the drying time. If painting on a dark colored ceramic (such as black), paint Ivory as a base
 and paint the color over it.
 
 Can you air brush with the paint? Yes, air brushing may be obtained by experienced individuals.
 Paint may need thinning with Filler Undercoat to obtain proper viscosity.
 
 Can you cook glass safely? Painting on glass with Porcelaine 150 results in beautiful transparancy. The trick to
 baking the glass is to place your painted glass item in a cool oven, turn the oven to 300 F and set the timer to
 30 - 35 minutes. When the time is up, turn the oven off, open the door and let the piece cool down with the oven.
 This process will prevent the possiblity of the glass breaking due to extreme temperature changes.
 
 How to you thin the paint? Filler Undercoat Medium is a thinning agent developed specifically for Porcelaine 150.
 The paint may be thinned with up to 10% water without affecting the unique qualities of Porcelaine 150.
 If you use more than 10% water, the adherence and durability of the paint may be lessened.
 
 How do you make the colors more pastel? The colors may be lightened without losing the transparency by
 adding Gloss Medium to the paint. Add Gloss Medium according to the desired lightness of color you want.
 
 Do you have to bake it? Yes, the unique qualities of Porcelaine 150 can only be obtained with the proper baking.
 The greatest brilliance and strongest durability are obtained when baking occurs at 300 F for 30 - 35 minutes.
 No other heating process, such as a heat gun will give the same results.
 DO NOT BAKE AT TOO HIGH A TEMPERATURE - colors will burn and darken.
 
 Can you paint bisque? Yes, bisque may be painted if you first coat it with the Filler Undercoat over the entire
 surface to be painted. Also, if the bisque is clear coated with a glaze and fired, it may be painted with Porcelaine 150.
 
 Can you put food on the plate? It is acceptable to paint around the perimter of a dinner plate, a steak knife could
 damage the surface of a painted area. Painting decorative pieces is recommended. Inadvertent contact with
 foold or drink is not a health hazard. Not approved for food or drink containers.

 Texturing

 The ideal consistency for texturing. 

 Color plus matt medium

 Background of color blended with

 matt medium. Flowers then painted

 on by applying unblended colors

 with dagger stripper. 

 Marbling and background

 Solid, mottled, or marbled

 Porcelaine 150 colors blend so

 well and yield such good beading

 that you'll get perfect backgrounds

 with comb or sponge. 

 Transparency effects & superimpositions

 Transparent colors from the Porcelaine 150

 palette are applied one on top of the other,

 allowing 10 minutes air drying time

 between applications. 

 Outlining

 Motif is outlined in black or color;

decor is worked with a paintbrush.

 Color is then applied with a gutta applicator. 

 Porcelaine 150 Related Materials
 
 Matt Medium Blend 1/3 medium with 2/3 Porcelaine 150 color to
 obtain a matt effect without thinning the color.
 
 Gloss Medium Allows for lightening colors and obtaining pastel
 tones withouth thinning. Blend 1/3 medium with 2/3 color.
 
 Filler Undercoat When painting on a porous surface, first
 apply the Filler Undercoat with a brush or sponge to the entire
 surgace to be painted. Use the Filler Undercoat to increase fluidity. 

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