DIY Wet Paper Decal

Odoo • Image and Text

Customised Designs

Create your own customised designs using copier printed designs, bisque, underglaze and clear glaze.

Odoo - Sample 1 for three columns
1. Print Artwork

Print your artwork/design/text onto standard copier paper.

Make sure your design fits.

Odoo - Sample 2 for three columns
2. Cut Design

Using scissors or a craft knife, cut around your artwork, designs or text/words.

Odoo - Sample 3 for three columns
3. Basecoat Pottery

Basecoat your bisque with underglaze (we used white for the image above and on the right but any colour can be used).  If you don't basecoat then the paper won't grip.

Odoo - Sample 3 for three columns
4. Soak Paper

Soak the paper artwork in water.

Once the paper has softened it is ready to be positioned on the base-coated bisque ceramics.

Odoo - Sample 3 for three columns
5. Position in place

Place the softened, wet paper on your basecoated bisque.

Odoo - Sample 3 for three columns
6. Paint Over

Apply a contrasting colour of underglaze over the top of  your paper artwork (be careful not to move the paper artwork when painting over it).

Once dry, remove the paper using a craft knife.

Odoo - Sample 1 for three columns
7. Clear Glaze

Once dry, clear glaze. 

Odoo - Sample 2 for three columns
8. Fire

Once clear-glazed, kiln fire.

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