Tattooed Ceramic
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Tattooed Ceramic

 

Temporarily Tattoo Your Ceramics | Erica Sooter for Silhouette America

Did you know that Silhouette’s Temporary Tattoo Paper isn’t just for skin? You can also use the paper to temporarily decorate any ceramic piece you have in your home! From vases to mugs to planters, you can transform the look with a well-placed tattoo until it’s time to wash it!

To tattoo your ceramics, the process is essentially the same as if you were tattooing skin! Load your desired designs into the Silhouette software and adjust them to fit the size of your vase, mug, planter, or other ceramic piece. Make sure you flip the image by going to “object” tab and selecting ‘mirror’ so it will be facing the right way when you tattoo it!

Temporarily Tattoo Your Ceramics | Erica Sooter for Silhouette America

 

 

Then, just follow the instructions that come with your temporary tattoo paper – print out your designs with your regular printer making sure you print with the registration marks (laser or inkjet both work!) and then put the adhesive sheet over the front of your design, smoothing it out with your scraper tool.

Temporarily Tattoo Your Ceramics | Erica Sooter for Silhouette America

 

 

Run the printed tattoo paper with the adhesive sheeting through the Silhouette to cut out your designs. Then just peel back the sheeting, press the tattoo on your ceramic piece, and press a wet cloth over it for about 30 seconds or so!

Temporarily Tattoo Your Ceramics | Erica Sooter for Silhouette America

 

 

Then just peel back the paper to reveal your beautiful design! Tattooing your ceramics is a great idea if you have a special occasion coming up like a holiday or party, want to pretty up your vase of flowers, or if you want to leave a special message for someone! That way you can change the look of what you already own without permanently altering anything!

Temporarily Tattoo Your Ceramics | Erica Sooter for Silhouette America

 

Temporarily Tattoo Your Ceramics | Erica Sooter for Silhouette America

 

What will you (temporarily) tattoo?

 

Designs Used:

Products Used:

New Silhouette CAMEO®

Blade

CAMEO Cutting Mat

Scraper

Temporary Tattoo Paper

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9 comments

  1. How clever! Endless possibilities to make mugs, vases, etc. for the holidays! Would it be safe to use on plates that would come in contact with food? Glass?

    1. I would recommend not putting it on areas of the pieces that directly touch food or mouths as it may transfer some dye or residue. However if you use a glass plate, you could tattoo the underside so it still showed up wherever you wanted it to without the worry of it contacting food!

      1. That’s a great idea!

  2. What a great idea! Thank you for sharing!

  3. Nice! I’ve also tattooed candles and nails. It’s pretty versatile stuff! 🙂

  4. What if I want it to be permanent? Is there anyway to seal it that would hold up to regular washing?

    1. If you want it to be permanent I would try a mod podge or acryclic sealer that’s water resistant! You can find things like that at craft, hardware, or artisan stores!

  5. I have the same question, what about if you want it permanently on a mug or ceramics?

    1. If you want it to be permanent I would try a mod podge or acryclic sealer that’s water resistant! You can find things like that at craft, hardware, or artisan stores!

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