Friday, January 10, 2014

Superhero Plates

Last year for my boyfriend's birthday I decided to surprise him with a one-of-a-kind gift. He is a huge fan of comic books, specifically Marvel comic books. I wanted to make him something that related to this obsession of his and after brainstorming for a while I came up with a brilliant plan. Superhero plates. Now, one of the projects I have been eyeing on Pinterest for a while is the one involving using sharpie on a plate and then cooking it.After searching online and looking at many different drawings of Marvel superheros I settled upon four: Miss Marvel, Thor, Iron Man, and Sentry. I picked out a couple drawings of each and used those for inspirations. I am not very good at drawing from my head but if I see a picture I can usually copy it and alter it to my liking. The most difficult one for me to draw was Sentry. I originally was going to add some color to the plates but was so happy with the original I decided to keep them black and white. 

I found the plates at the dollar tree. After purchasing them I washed each plate and let them dry. I printed out some various drawings of each character that I found online to use as reference. I then traced the outline for each character. After that I went in with all the detail and finished off with the border. I did one plate at a time and let them dry before putting them in the oven. I cooked them for 20 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit. I let them cool overnight and they were done!


  • Plates: $1.00 each
  • Sharpies: Free

Total: $4.00

Overall, this was an inexpensive project that turned out to be very successful. Chris ended up really liking how they turned out and is refusing to eat off of them. I do not know how they will hold up when washing them. We are going to hang them up and use them as decoration. Each plate took around 6 hours to make so if you are looking for a quick project I would recommend using a simpler design.

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