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nuky1982
28-03-2009, 12:14 AM
Hi everyone,

I have recently started working with polymer clay and making miniatures for dolls houses. My favourite things to make are dinner sets and and tea/coffee sets.

But I always feel stuck when it comes to painting them. Does anyone know where I can find some nice ornate designs for crockery? I really like the old traditional designs but haven't been able to find too many online.

Or does anyone else have any nice ideas I could get some inspiration from?

Thank you,
Nuky1982.

goldy1
28-03-2009, 12:21 AM
http://images.google.co.uk/images?hl=en&client=firefox&rls=org.mozilla:en-GB:official&um=1&q=porcelain+patterns&sa=N&start=18&ndsp=18

nuky1982
28-03-2009, 12:26 AM
Thank you goldy1 for your super quick reply! I looked at google images already but found a lot of them too complex for painting onto miniatures. I have tried to simplify a few of them but they ended up being dots and lines :(

I'm not a very good painter which is why I was asking if anyone knows where I can find simple patterns.

Thanks again,
Inuka.

nuky1982
28-03-2009, 12:29 AM
Sorry, this wasn't clear from my first post!
Apologies.

Melanie
28-03-2009, 10:41 AM
You could always do geometric designs reminiscent of the art deco period, they would be simple to do I'm sure.

silvermaid
28-03-2009, 11:33 AM
Roses were always popular, maybe you could paint them in the bargeware style. If you use softer colours they would look more like ordinary roses.
http://images.google.co.uk/images?hl=en&q=bargeware+&btnG=Search+Images&gbv=2
Like Melanie says, the art deco would be nice, or some clarice cliff style.

Melanie

Melanie
28-03-2009, 11:52 AM
The Dolls House Emporium do Clarice Cliff style tea services. They're very basic designs but so of the time.

nuky1982
28-03-2009, 12:09 PM
Thank you for all your great ideas. I love the bargeware and clarice cliff style, and I hadn't thought of them before. I also love the art deco period idea. I googled for images and found some lovely designs with clean lines that looked not too difficult to do.

I have 6 unpainted dinner sets and I can't wait to get cracking on them tonight with these ideas!

Thanks!

Alice21
28-03-2009, 01:22 PM
How about blue and white striped Cornish wear also I remember from the 60's white tea sets with black polka dots on them but you could do them in any colour you like

Alice x

Kiamyka
28-03-2009, 01:22 PM
have a look at http://www.replacements.com/ they have photos of thousands of old china designs