But once you get used to that you can create beautiful watercolor like surfaces. The main difference is the glazed bisque surface absorbs the color and water mixture more quickly.
Ceramic stains and underglazes mixed with water painted on unfired white glazed bisque is pretty similar to watercolor painting on paper.
Can you use watercolors on ceramic crafts. To begin choose a tile and using your sharpie markers color a crazy pattern or design. The best part about creating these diy coasters with watercolors is the fact that you may have most of the supplies in your cupboards at home already. Ceramic watercolors differ from your conventional use of watercolors in the fact that ceramic watercolors are a mixtures of mason stains oxides and ceramic underglazes.
But once tested you can create beautiful watercolor like surfaces on clay. Mason stains are generally what you see is what you get which allows me to use them similarly to traditional watercolors. Amaco s semi moist underglaze pans work quite well for creating watercolor like effects they are much easier to control than liquid underglazes when you are seeking wash effects.
Another part of my layering is tinting the terra sigillata with mason stains. I can decorate very specific areas patterns and designs which will show through the final translucent glaze. You can get effects similar to watercolor paintings on pottery if you use an underglaze that is both thin enough and has enough colorant in it to minimize fading.
The main difference is that the glazed bisque surface absorbs the color and water mixture more quickly.