|work in progress|
I discovered some old craft stash tucked away in my bedroom - I thought it was glass paints, but it turned out to be mainly ceramic paint, with just a couple of bottles of glass paint. It was Marabu-Ceramica. I bought the bottles for peanuts - something like 20 p - 40 p each many years ago when Hobbycraft were discontinuing their stock. I had forgotten about them. I had to look up the make on the net and discovered that they were water based!
Well nothing ventured nothing gained. I applied Pebeo white gesso to the letters and when dry took the plunge and painted one of the blue ceramics thickly onto the letters. Whilst it was still wet I dribbled on some darked blue ceramico, then a blue glass paints and finally some more ivory ceramic and dragged a kebab stick through it.
I shall eventually apply the blue to the other sides and on the reverse side I will try a different combination. So I wait with baited breath to see how the first side dries, and hope that it is as good as the solvent ceramics/glass paints that I usual use. (watch this space as they say!)