Friday, January 6, 2012

6/366: Initial Mug Tutorial

I made a couple mugs for our neighbors and Grandma's this Christmas.  They are so cute.  I was inspired by this post.

The porcelain Pebeo paint in the tube is really easy to use and I barely made a dent in the tube.  I chose the outliner paint for it's long tip.  I didn't have the option of choosing a pen as the shop I was at was in the rearranging process and they were no where to be found.

This is simple, you print out your picture or letters from the computer, cover the back of the paper in pencil (yes, just like you did as a kid) and tape it on to the mug.

Taking a pencil, trace the letters onto the mug.  After removing your paper, you will see the faint graphite from the pencil.  Begin tracing your letters with the outliner paint.  For the inside, I squeezed a little paint, then pushed it around with the tip to give it a scratched look.

I made one for myself, too.  They are so quick and easy.  The original poster found their mugs at the thrift store, but I went to a big box store and found these for $2 a piece.  I love the big size.  This would also be cute with a colored mug.

We will definitely do this again, this time, the kids will draw a picture and I'll assist them in tracing the lines on the mug.  The best part, if they mess up or don't like it, you just wipe off the paint and start over.

Once you have your final product, you allow the mug to sit for 24 hours, then put it in a cold over, set for 325 degrees.  Once the oven is warmed to 325, continue to bake for 35 minutes.  Then done!

Dishwasher and food safe (not sure about the microwave).

This was one of my favorite holiday crafts, so simple and quick!


Lisa Clarke said...

I've seen a few of these around recently, and I think they are just great! It's nice to know that they're pretty simple, too. I love your little g's :-)

Carrie G said...

Lisa - Super easy. I did them while sitting on the couch!