6.24.2010

Crowd Sourcing



Hey All.


So I just came across these Porcelaine 150 Markers. I have never seen them before, and I am wondering if any of you have used them and have an experience to share? I came across them on The Kitchn in a post about redecorating dinner ware. Seems like a cool tool, but of course I'm skeptical as always.






Description from the maker


Porcelaine 150 markers are perfect for decorating and personalizing any piece of china, porcelain, ceramic, tile, metal, etc. Simply draw or write on any slick surface including pieces such as cups, mugs, plates, candlesticks, and more. Then bake it in a kitchen oven to make it permanent.  Colors are water-based and non-toxic. Once baked, the finish is is permanent, microwave and dishwasher safe, and glossy like true glazed ceramics.


Sounds Cool, But are they really???

6 comments:

Denise H said...

I used markers similar to these called painty markers. They work nice over pottery. Dishes washer caused a little paint loss. I would try them out on a sacrificial piece and see how it holds up. I would love to see your results.

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Alex Solla said...

I would love to see how they hold up after 20x through the dishwasher. Would also wonder how they hold up with the acid test. Sounds like cheap paint to me. I could be wrong... but I have my doubts about food safety.

Katy said...

I used them back in my wedding plate days (hangs head). I've never used/washed a piece myself so I can't vouch for how permanent they really are, but I do know they can be a little temperamental to use. In instructions say store pen in a horizonal position, which is fine until you're rushing, forget, and stick the whole set in a tub like normal pens, only to find the next day they will not work for love nor money. You can however pull them open and paint with the liquid. Even when stored flat they tend to lose their flow within weeks, despite the ink well being quite full. One person who uses the pens very well is Esther Coombs in the UK - http://www.esthercoombs.com/page3.htm

Marie said...

I have been using those pens for many years now and have been very pleased with the results. They are not cheap paint, they are food safe and they hold up very well in the dishwasher. I highly recommend them.

Artistic Flair

dahlhaus said...

It says it's non-toxic but don't be confused with it actually being food-safe. The product info doesn't recommend this product coming in contact with food. http://www.dickblick.com/products/pebeo-porcelaine-150/ on the right hand side at the bottom for more info on that.

There was an article on the Etsy blog with a tutorial and the comment section has a lot of discussion on the safety of it if you are interested.
http://www.etsy.com/storque/how-to/how-tuesday-hand-painted-teacup-and-saucer-with-louchelab-7274/