Copper Dinner Plates

By  Ann Butler Designs 

size: varies

  • Copper Dinner Plates
  • Photo 1
  • Photo 2


  • Dinner plates
  • Decorative tissue paper


  • Earth Safe Finishes Eco Epoxy
  • Earth Safe Finishes Opaque Copper Shimmer
  • Earth Safe Finishes Gel Medium

Basic Supplies

  • paintbrushes, newspaper (to cover work surface)
  • 1. Cover work surface with newspaper. Apply Copper Shimmer onto each plate; let dry. Apply second and third coat if needed. See Photo 1.

    Photo 1
  • 2. Tear tissue paper into desired shapes. Apply Gel Medium onto back of tissue paper and position on plate. Apply gel medium onto top of tissue paper; use fingers to help smooth tissue paper. Let dry. See Photo 2.

    Photo 2
  • 3. Follow manufacturer's instructions to mix Eco Epoxy. Apply uniform layer of epoxy onto top of plate; let dry.
  • Tip
  • 1. Don't be alarmed if the first coat looks like it will not cover. Earth Safe Finishes Shimmers work on every surface; it may take three or four coats to cover plate.