Showing posts with label mugs. Show all posts
Showing posts with label mugs. Show all posts

Monday, July 30, 2012

Etceteras: sharpie coffee mugs [starfish]

I’m fascinated with the Sharpie mugs that I’ve seen on Pinterest. Have you seen them? A lot of the mugs that I’ve seen have fun, bold illustrations and word art drawn with a black sharpie.

I’m out of practice drawing and sketching and using a big, fat, black Sharpie would be a recipe for disaster for me. Besides, I wanted to draw something nautical and beachy on my mugs.

This drawing was a good solution for “oh my goodness – it’s a permanent market” phobia. Since the design is made up of little dots, I would be less likely to make a mistake.

To make your own Sharpie mug, you’ll need:
  • Mugs {mine are from the dollar store but they are oven and dishwasher safe]
  • Sharpies
  • Pencil – optional

Pick a design and practice drawing it on paper. Hold the paper to the mug to see if you’re happy with your drawing. Once you’re satisfied, draw your design onto the mugs with pencil. Start filling in your drawing with a Sharpie. You can use line strokes or dots like I did.

When you are done with your drawing bake your mugs at 350 degrees for 30 minutes (again, make sure your mugs are oven safe). Let cool. The drawing is now permanent and the pencil marks will wash away.

Since I’m currently obsessed with starfish, I’m thrilled with my new mugs. If only I were sitting on the deck of my beach house drinking coffee out of one of the mugs…

Oh well, one can dream…

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