First up, for this part 1, the Sharpie painted mugs. Doing my research on ye old Google in terms of best practice for baking to get a really good dishwasher safe finish, I found a fab crafty blog, Craftaholics Anonymous, that gave a culmination of tried and tested tips. I've used this blog to gather my final instructions for baking. At the end of this post you will find the link for it if you want to check it out.
This photo shows my first attempt where I wasn't aware of how the original colours actually changed after baking in the oven! The second attempt underneath shows my adapted design for the desired colours I wanted. For example, red turned orange, orange turned red, yellow turned brown, purple turned green/blue and vice versa! So do bear that in mind when doing yours, perhaps decorate a mug for yourself that doesn't matter so much if the colours come out different to first planned.
Step By Step - DIY Painted Mug
1. Sketch out your design on paper first, planning your colours also.
2. Once satisfied with your chosen design, paint onto your plain white mug, being careful not to get fingerprints on the design. As an extra precaution you can also wipe the mug down with nail varnish remover before painting, to remove any dirt or residue.
3. Leave to dry for at least 24 hours.
4. When ready for baking, place mug in a COLD oven, then set the temperature to 220 degrees C. Set the timer for 30 minutes.
5. When the timer goes, turn the oven off and set timer again for 15 minutes, leaving the oven closed.
6. When the time is up, crack open the oven, leave the mug in there and let cool overnight.
You will need:
To copy my design, here's a step by step:
1. Do the writing element first on each side of the mug. I've used 'Love You Mum' with two hearts on one side and 'Mother's Day' and the date on the other.
2. Starting from the centre near the words, draw swirly lines coming out and moving round the mug in a clockwise direction.
3. Then add the flowers to the swirly lines, using colours of your choice, simple!
So that concludes part 1 of my Mother's Day crafty makes. I have a really busy week this week but I'm hoping/praying I'll have the energy to follow through and give you the other 2 parts before Sunday if you fancied having a go yourself. Part 2 will be the biscuit and part 3 the card to finish on. Watch this space! I welcome your comments as always, so feel free to get in touch.
Blog credit: http://www.craftaholicsanonymous.net/21-tips-for-diy-sharpie-marker-mugs