Ceramic decals can be applied tocandles, soap, rocks, painted surfaces, wood, metal, plastic, and more. Apply the decal onto the piece as instructed above. Once dry, two or three coats of a clear sealer can be applied for added protection.
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How do you seal a ceramic decal?
You can use on ceramic and cover with a spray sealer, or on wood and cover with a shellac. If you are using on ceramic pieces that have been painted with acrylic paints, use a sealer before the decal in addition to after. Of course these pieces will be strictly decorative.
How do you print on ceramic with decal paper?
To get the printed image to the ceramic glaze, you can simply glue the paper on the ceramic piece, but an easier and more accurate way to transfer your design is to use waterslide decal paper. This is a special paper that allows a thin film with your design to be placed directly on your ceramic piece with the help of water.
What are ceramic decals?
What are ceramic decals? Ceramic decals are a system that allows you to transfer designs from a transfer media to ceramic pieces. In fact, there is a whole school of decorative design based around transfers called Transferware . You can buy commercial ceramic transfers to add to your ceramic creations, but where is the fun in that?
How do you make decals?
Decals are made from overglazes which fire at a low temperature. You can also make your own decals. First you bisque and glaze fire your piece. You should use light colored glaze so the decals shows well. Make sure the surface is free of dust, fingerprints, etc. Trim the decal and soak it in room temperature water.