DIY Hand Painted Mug | Sea Lemon

DIY Hand Painted Mug | Sea Lemon


In this tutorial, I’ll show you a couple ways
to paint a ceramic or porcelain mug. Here’s a list of materials and tools I’ll
be using. On a side note, When I was shopping for porcelain paint, I noticed some brands were not recommended for surfaces that come in contact with food
or had other health warnings. I recommend this Pebeo brand. It looks like a safe choice
because it’s microwave and dishwasher safe after being baked, and it has this AP icon, which I read means
it contains no toxins in quantities that could cause acute or chronic health problems. So I just wanted to share that with you all
because I personally like using safe materials. Now onto the tutorial… Since the holidays are approaching, I decided
to make a peppermint mug. You can use painter’s tape to make perfect lines. Or another way
to make lines, dip a piece of string in paint, and blot it onto the mug. This makes a textured
look. I’m ok with my lines not being perfect, so I’m going to thicken them by hand. Just to be safe, I don’t paint the lip area or the inside of
the mug, since it gets a lot of use from your mouth and liquids. After the first coat of paint, wait for it
to dry before applying a 2nd coat. It takes about 3-4 coats to get the color solid. And
be sure to clean your brush after, this paint is hard to get off the bristles once it dries. If you have any mistakes on your mug, the
paint easily scratches off or rubs off with a wet Q-tip. Another way to paint on a mug is to use a
stencil. You can find stencils at most craft stores, or you can make your own by using
either thick paper or stencil material, and an x-acto blade. Tape the stencil to the area you want, and
use a sponge to blot the paint on. You can also try an ombre effect with another color. After your mug designs are finished, let them
dry for 24 hours. Then following the directions on the paint,
bake them in the oven at 300 degrees for 35 minutes. Afterward, let the cool off a bit
before using. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. Feel free
to leave your comments below and share how you painted your mug.

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