Remember the Sharpie Mugs class I taught? Well, this week I made MORE shaprie mugs to gift this holiday season!
I went over to my beloved Sharpie Mugs Pinterest board, and got some ideas for designs.
Soot Sprites (for you Miyazaki fans out there).
You know I love a good feather.
I love this guy. He looks a little stressed, though, don’t ya think?
And a Geeky Mathy one for my friend Amy (I hope she isn’t reading this). It says “I 8 sum pie…and it was delicious). heh.
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What are you making for the holidays this year??
Recently, I taught a Sharpie Mugs class at our library. I brought the Bee along so she could particpate, as well as help me. We had a blast! It was such a fun activity for adults and teens alike.
AND they would make great gifts!
This one was mine. I took my inspiration from Pinterest, and married two ideas: this one and this one.
Really that was the most time consuming part about this project; finding ideas. For the class, I pulled all sorts of interesting design books (the 20 Ways to Draw books- like this one, this one, and this one– are fabulous), and even Henna books, so that people could clarify their vision and get inspiration. I’d say everyone researched ideas for a good 30 minutes. Then I encouraged them all to draw it out on a plain ol piece of paper before attempting to do it on the mugs.
I did this one too. Inspired by this pin.
This was done by my Bee. She impressed me with her original design. This was one side.
And this was the other. It is so happy. I love it.
Any mistakes that were made, we just dabbed a little hand sanitizer on a cotton swab and it worked like a charm. There is conflicting info out there about how to set the paint, though. The library sent instructions to bake them, but when I got home and did that, the fumes were so toxic, I had to stop it halfway through (even with all the windows open, and a fan running). I went onto the Sharpie website, and there is no mention of heat setting the oil based paint. So, if we did it again, I would skip that part and see how they held up after washing.
Have you made these? What method did you use?
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