The first time I saw a reverse glass decoupage plate, I didn't know what I was seeing. I thought it was some wonderfully painted piece of china and it has been magical to me ever since. I was thrilled with Ralph Lauren's china clock plates but no way could I afford them. What a perfect excuse to knock off Mr. Lauren and do a little reverse glass collage.
Download the dial here and print.
Now comes the tricky part. Slather a generous amount of white glue on the middle and CAREFULLY place the tissue. Lift each side, paint glue onto the plate, then gently place the tissue back down. Continue around until everything is stuck down.
It shows now, but don't fret, you won't see it in the finished piece. You can see that I goofed near the second hand as well; that will disappear.
You can use these as plates for a meal, but since you can't submerge them in water or put in a dishwasher, serve something that can be cleaned off with a damp sponge. Or use this like I do, tucked in a bookcase or hung on a wall.
Eat your heart out Ralphie boy.