DIY Projects & Crafts Painted Ceramics Customize plain, inexpensive pottery—and make it look absolutely artisanal—with a little ceramic paint and these techniques. By Martha Stewart Editors Martha Stewart Editors Facebook Instagram Twitter Website An article attributed to "Martha Stewart Editors" indicates when several writers and editors have contributed to an article over the years. These collaborations allow us to provide you with the most accurate, up-to-date, and comprehensive information available.The Martha Stewart team aims to teach and inspire readers daily with tested-until-perfected recipes, creative DIY projects, and elevated home and entertaining ideas. They are experts in their fields who research, create, and test the best ways to help readers design the life they want. The joy is in the doing. Editorial Guidelines Updated on February 24, 2020 Share Tweet Pin Email What You'll Need Materials Ceramic bowls and vases Newspaper Ceramic paint, in 1 or 2 colors (Pictured: Pēbēo Porcelaine 150 paint, in Ming Blue, Ivory, and Shimmer Pink, $6 for 45 ml, dickblick.com.) Small containers for decanting paint Fine paintbrush Pencil Instructions Cover work surface with newspaper. Set ceramic item on top. Pour paint into container(s). For splatter pattern, dip brush in paint and wipe on inside of container to remove excess, then flick paint onto item from above. Let dry, then flick on dots in a second color, if desired. For line pattern, draw lines along rim of item in pencil, then paint over them. Let dry 24 hours. Heat-set paint and make your item washable by baking in oven on a sheet at 300 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes.