Each plate features the lyrics of one of the songs or poems I remember her singing or reciting to me when I was a child, teenager, and then adult.
|This one is from "I see the moon." Read my post about this poem and my mom here. It reads: I see the moon and the moon sees me. Under the leaves of the old oak tree. Please let the light that shines on me, shine on the ones I love. Over the mountain, over the sea, back where my heart is longing to be. Please let the light that shines on me, shine on the ones I love.|
|This one, a little blurry, is from "There's a Light on in the Attic" by Shel Silverstein. Read my post about this poem here. There were more. These are the few I remembered to take pictures of:(.|
1. Purchase plain white plates (I found some at Ikea, but you could also try your local dollar or craft store).
2. Clean the plate with Windex and a paper towel (and then avoid touching the surface of the plate. Any oil on the plate's surface will make the ink pull).
3. Using a black oil-based Sharpie, write the lyrics on the plate (I chose a circle pattern, but you could use whatever layout you want).
4. Decorate with your own flourishes using a gold oil-based Sharpie (available in packs at Michael's, Jo-Ann's, etc.).
5. Let the plates dry completely and then bake at 350 degrees. If the writing has pulled together at all, go over the writing again.
Oh, and I also made these one-liners for my mother-in-law. I think I just might make myself a set next:).
Have fun! A/J
|Sharpie oil-based pens. Like, the coolest things I have discovered since I was, like, 13.|