How To Paint A Piggy Bank
How To Paint A Piggy Bank
Piggy banks are not only for saving up. They can be craftsy, too.
Hello, my name's Kevin Shenton. I'm the UK manager of Marabu Creative. We've managed to put together a range of videos showing all aspects of fabric, textile painting along with glass painting and porcelain painting.
Okay, we're going to show you now one of the Marabu kits that we have and involved inside the kit is a porcelain pig. We do a princess pig with the wings and the one you see in front of the box here, we do what you call the male piggy. These are money boxes and are ideal because they have a stopper on the rear so the child or person can decorate it.
It's ideal as a gift and within the pack, they've obviously got a pig to decorate. I'm going to hand over to Chrissie who's going to continue decorating the pig we have here and I'll tell you more about the kit as we go through. Within the kit as I mentioned earlier, we do the princess pig which Chrissie's decorating and then we do the standard piggy bank, normal piggy.
I'm just going to show you what's within the kit, quite well-packaged, and within the kit, you get not only the pig that's within this set - there's the pig and you can glance the difference between the two pigs - but also, you get three of the Marabu porcelain painter pens. Now, these porcelain painter pens are exactly what I've described before, very similar construction to a ceramic paint but come within a pen. As you see, Chrissie's demonstrating quite well here one of the colours and she's working freehand but you could work with peel-offs.
They are again water-based pens. These, you do not have to bake in the oven. Once you've decorated, a damp cloth to the hand because if you make a mistake, you can wipe it clear.
They are water-based again and then I said within this set are three individual paints and pens. Most of these pens retail for about 3 pounds each. This kit, including the pig whether it be the female pink pig or the male piggy, is roughly 9 pounds 99, 10 pounds per kit, and so they're ideal because the pens alone are in excess of 9 pounds and for less than a pound, you've got the pig.
Again, ideal way of getting children to save their money but also a great – you get to decorate. Say, Chrissie's working freehand here and you can clearly see she's put on the outside in pink porcelain pen, she's done a love heart and then she's colored it in with the blue marker that she's working. And to show you at close hand, the individual pens have a removable lid which is a fiber tip lid and then the paint is within the pen.
This is very similar to our ceramic paint. But again, you can take the pen so you finally have a build-up of ink through the nib, the paint to the nib. You can wipe it with a wet wipe or just run it through the tap and then it will go back to being new.
Continue to shake the pens while in use as you saw probably Chrissie earlier. Keep shaking it to bring the ink to the lid because it keeps the ink flowing within the pen and then you just work quite happily and again if you make a mistake, feel free to just stop, wipe it with a damp cloth, and it comes off very clearly. Now, that is Marabu porcelain pigs whether it be a male or a female pig, with the porcelain painter pens from Marabu.
Information and tips are on marabu dot co dot uk and on this particular project, there's a hints and tips sheet together with an ideas card on our website which you can download for free.