Showing posts with label starfish. Show all posts
Showing posts with label starfish. 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…

Thanks for visiting.
Carolyn
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Monday, June 25, 2012

Etceteras: summer starfish decor

Do you decorate for summer? Beachy vignettes and nautical knick knacks are popping up all over the place. One of my favorite ways to add a touch of summer is with shells, coral and other creatures of the sea like starfish.



Starfish look so pretty propped up on a mantel or table. But if you don’t have a mantel or if you’re looking for a way to beachify a wall, here’s an idea to display starfish. Simply use an embroidery hoop and fabric to frame your beautiful sea creature.


A clean and bright white on white look.



Or go nautical with navy and white stripes.



If your color scheme is neutral, use beige feedsack cloth. Braided white twine completes the beach look. 



Happy summer everyone!
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Carolyn
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