Friday, May 11, 2012

Painted Bowl - Before and After

One Friday a month at my work we raise money for charity on Jean Friday.  I know several people whose companies do the same thing.  For a small donation, you get to wear jeans.  I have to say, I love Jean Friday. Work just doesn't seem to be quite so long on Jean Friday.

Well, a couple of months ago we also had the opportunity to paint bowls that will be auctioned off at the next fundraiser of one of the charities.  Being crafty, I of course signed up to paint a bowl.  The fundraiser is called Soups On For All, raises funds for a food and local pantry programs and of course, has a soup theme

The amazing part is how the color transforms from the before to the after.

Here is the before.


To be honest, I am not sure why I went with the french theme but it seemed to make sense at the time.  I guess I thought that lots of people like french things so maybe they would pay more for the bowl.  

The text reads "Soup nourished the body and the soul." Or that is what I think it says..I used an Internet translator and you just never know. So if you can read french, let me know if this is right.

Here is the after: 

I think it looks pretty good. Here's hoping it helps them raise a bunch of money. (and here's hoping it actually says what I think it says.)

6 comments:

  1. What kind of paint did you use for the bowl. I love it? Did the color change once it air dried or did you have to bake it? Sorry for all the questions I want to make a bowl for my husband for Father's Day and I just love the way yours looks.

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    1. We actually used ceramic glaze and so when the bowls were fired in a kiln the color really came out. Than being said, I have painted bowls/plates with ceramic craft paints and glass paints (the kind you bake in the oven to set). The nice thing about those is you don't have to wait to have them fired to see the real color. I got the supplies at either Hobby Lobby or Michaels and you could probably find them online too. Hope this helps.

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  2. Your bowl turned out beautiful...great color choices!

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    1. Thanks! I still can't believe the difference in the before and after when you use glaze that gets fired in the kiln.

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  4. Great job very cute design

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