Cups/Mugs are so practical. How nice would it be to have one specially in your name?
Going out to personalize one may be a tad bit pricey, so how about making one yourself!
Meanwhile, make a few for friends and families too! They make the perfect gift!
What you’ll need :
1) Plain mugs
2) Ceramic paint
3) Small brush
4) Name Stencil/Sticker paper
5) Microwave Oven
7) Tissue (just in case)
Once you have all your materials, be sure to wash and dry your mug before beginning.
Create your stencils. If you do not have a ready made one, you can draw it out on sticker paper and use a blade to cut it out.
(Or you can do the painting free hand)
Transfer your sticker paper with the stencil on your mug. Make sure you get those tiny pieces in place too (the separated bits in A, B, O, etc).
Then, take your brush and paint your first colour choice. Make sure that your brush is not wet or the design might smear underneath.
*Tip* Don’t wash your brush when changing colours if not necessary, dry with a tissue instead.
If it is necessary (changing from dark to light colour) wash it and dry before applying second colour.
Paint gently along the lines like above. Peel the sticker off immediately.
DO NOT leave it to dry before peeling else the paint will be scrapped off together.
It will not be perfect like the stencil, but it’s pretty close.
Remove the tiny bits of stickers as well with a tweezer.
Then, carefully use the tweezers’ sharp edge to scrape off unwanted paint. Smoothen the letters out with it.
You can also use a cotton bud, but I find the tweezers much easier.
Tadaa!! How lovely!
Here’s another one…
This one came out slightly cleaner. Just a small bit of clean up to do.
With these, place them in the oven and bake according to your instructions that came along with your package.
Leave it to cool inside the oven itself. And with that, you’re done!
Now you can make all sorts of handpainted mugs! Be creative and explore beyond just names!
Video tutorial available here!