Friday, May 4, 2012
I've had these plain white mugs that I found in the discount bin for weeks now. Last night I finally had some time to play around with them & it just might be my new favorite thing!
There are so many great porcelain pen projects out there, I'm not one hundred percent sure where I got the idea first but doe-c-doe has a fab tutorial on how to transfer an image to your mug for tracing.
Unfortunately, I don't have any porcelain pens so I just used my Sharpie paint pens & I think the mugs turned out pretty nice. I'm not sure how they'll hold up in the dish washer but I'll keep you updated.
Some things to keep in mind if you're going to try this project:
-You could easily sketch out your drawing with a pencil & trace over it or you can free-hand it if you're feeling lucky.
-Be sure to test the flow of each marker on a piece of paper or a surface you aren't worried about getting paint on. Each of my markers wrote a bit different & I was thankful that I didn't go straight to the mug. For example, I had to sort of dab the yellow on to avoid streaks.
-Once you have the tip of the marker full, the paint will flow very easily so be careful that it doesn't get away from you.
-The paint drys pretty quickly but it will smear if you don't let it dry completely.
Please share your photos if you've painted some of your own dishes (or mirrors or vases or whatever). I'd love to see them!