Did you ever make one of these abstract drawings as a kid? I did all the time… I still do on occasion :) This was my inspiration for my sharpie mug. What's a Sharpie mug you ask? Well if you don’t know then you’re probably not on pinterest ;) I saw it over on A Beautiful Mess first and I’ve been wanting to try it out for ages! Here’s the thing though… I couldn’t find a plain white mug ANYWHERE in my tiny podunk town! SO I thought I’d try it on a CLEAR mug :)
You don’t need much to make something pretty! Grab your sharpies and a mug!
Draw squiggly lines all over your mug! Give the sharpie a couple seconds to completely dry.
Start to color inside the lines. Alternate the colors or don’t. Its your mug! Go nuts! Have fun! Be Creative!
I decided to leave some of the sections empty :) Heat the oven up to 350 degrees and stick the mug in for 30ish minutes. Allow to cool completely. I gave my mug a “scratch test” and the color stuck. I haven’t washed it yet… so we’ll see how that goes. I imagine that different mugs have different glazes and that each one will react differently. I am hoping to eventually get some ceramic paints, so I can create something truly permanent.
But I love this mug!!!! It’s a little eclectic, reminds me of my childhood and its awesome! Guess what I am currently drinking my coffee out of? :)