I'm sharing a project guys! Aren't you proud of me? I've been wanting to get in on the Pinterest Challenges that are popping up for their summer series, and now I have something to share. I actually did this project a little while ago (so I might be cheating just a wee big), but I haven't shared, so it counts!!
The idea of creating your own personal ceramic pieces have been popping up all over pinterest for a while now. I didn't go the super easy route and just try the method of baking sharpie onto a ceramic piece (although, I do hear that it works). I made these for a gift for my 16 year old niece, so I wanted to give her something that would last. I used a paint pen specifically made for making permenat decorations on ceramics.
The process and time commitment of this project is minimal. I sketched out a rough outline of a mustache on a piece of scrap paper to use as a visual guide.
Then I just started free hand-ing the image onto my mugs.
And in just about ten minutes, I had both of them done. I loved the minimalistic look of just the outlines. It was suble and a little sly I thought.
In the end, I actually ended up coloring in the mug on the left. When I went to wrap up the mugs, those little feather-lines bugged me just enough to make me want to change it. Sadly, I completely forgot to photograph the different. It became a mismatch pair that way, but still totally worked.
This is the pen that I used for this project. I just followed instrcutions and baked the mugs in the oven as directed.
What do you think? Have you gotten on this bandwagon yet? I think this is an easy way to create custom, personalized gifts. So now everyone go run out to the thrift store, pick up some ceramic pieces and get a doodling! Let me know if anyone tries the strait up sharpie method.