Thursday, 19 August 2010

A Voyage Round My Mug

My handpainted Mug 1
I’ve had a go at “mug painting”.  I was a bit limited, as I only had three pens in red, green and black.  I was given a gift voucher last Christmas and I bought the pens with it, thinking that I might like to try painting some mugs for this Christmas.  The pens cost £3.09 each.
Mug Painting pens
Using the pens couldn’t be simpler, as they look and feel like big marker pens, the ink is slightly thinner but it didn’t run.
My handpainted Mug 2My Handpainted Mug 3
And best of all, if you make a mistake or don’t like what you have done, it just washes off with water, BRILLIANT.
My handpainted Mug 4
I decided to keep things very simple for my first attempt. You have to wait 24hrs to allow the paint to dry, and then bake in the oven for 40 minutes.  It says that it is dishwater proof, but I am not sure I would like to risk it.
I am now thinking about some Christmas designs ……..