After I saw this cool project on Pinterest I knew, I wanted to paint my own mug some day.You can paint anything onto bowls or mugs; words, quotes, stripes, dots, simply any pattern you can think of. The possibilities are endless. You can keep it simple (like I did) or you can paint the whole surface.
Last week I went to the thrift store and found those two plain white mugs for $1.Then I bought a porcelain pen for $8.
I bought this marker, but there are many different ones out there. I recommend getting one that has a very fine tip.
My pattern is very simple (just stripes) and I didn't measure anything. Once you added the color to your mug, you can't remove it anymore. So you have to make sure you don't accidentally add color to a place you don't want to have it.
After I painted my mugs I had to let them dry for 4 hours and then they went into the oven for 30 minutes at 160° C. Now they are dishwasher safe. (which I tested, and it works)
On the bottom of my mugs I stamped CREATE SHARE LOVE (I designed that stamp and ordered it through simonstamp.com) and added the year.
In the year I'm 27 I want to create 27 handmade items I've never done before. I want to experience new material and try new techniques. You can follow my progress here and read more about how this project came together here.