Thursday, March 7, 2013

Sharpie Mug

I've really been loosing my mind lately, partly because I am not working at the moment and partly because I am completely addicted to energy supplements.  So I JUST rearranged my room and gave myself back a desk (which used to be nightstand) for me to keep my Applebaby on.  This way I can stare at my new vision board and the TV.  We will see how long this lasts, but currently I am really diggin having a place to type away on my computer again.  Anyways...   

I have been really obsessed with Florida lately, maybe because I spent a good portion of the last year hating everything about 'Merica, and stumbled upon this little number from the FABULOUS Lilly Pultizer that creates beautiful prints in big bright colors (love LOVE color!).  I have been keeping it on my phone and my computer, hoping to be inspired to do something similar to pay homage to my home.  

So on Pinterest, I kept seeing pins about "Sharpie Mugs," and how it is so easy to make if you have sharpies... which coincidentally I always have a stash of kept in a mug (Tinkerbell mug, more specifically, the Disney character I most identified with as a child and now the one I just hope I look like forever) so I figured, "why the hell not?"

  • White mug - make sure it is CERAMIC
  • Sharpie marker(s)
  • Glass cleaner + a lint-free cloth
  • Oven

        So clean your mug with the glass cleaner, make sure it is dry, and begin your art!  I chose to do a sun, sand dollar, flamingo, stingray, palm trees, orange and orange blossom.  I colored in the blank space with my favorite color blue, which is also the color of the Gulf of Mexico on a beautiful summer day in the Sunshine State :) 
        Place your completed mug on the middle rack of the oven and crank up the temperature to 350 degrees.  Start the timer, when you start the temperature, to 30 minutes.  

When the timer goes off, turn the oven off and let the mug cool naturally.  Wait till it is completely cooled to remove.  Then marvel at your work :)

"Imagination is more important than knowledge."
~Albert Einstein

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