Then I started reading about all the failures. Some people had success though. It seems you really have to let it dry for a long. long time before using your creation. Well maybe....
I kept imagining my mugs turning out super cute, and really loving them and then washing them and... oh no! smudge, smear, tears.
Nope I did not want that outcome so decided to forego the Sharpie and get some paint markets designed to paint on porcelain and glass. Below are a few brands I looked into. I headed to Michael's looking for the Pebeo.
Pebeo Porcelaine - This is the one I really wanted. Unfortunately, they did not carry it any more.
DecoArt - They only had primary colors.
Martha Stewart - Loved the colors and they were on sale.
In the past, I have bought porcelain items from a dollar store and they end up getting that vainly look after a few washes. That's because they were not fired properly and still have porous spots. So be on the save side, I bought these Better Homes mugs from Walmart.
Here are the simple steps for this project. Use your plate as a palate. Squeeze some paint onto it. Dip your pencil eraser in it and dot, dot away. You can get about two good dots from every dip.
TIP: I found that putting your hand in the mug while you dot is best for stability.
I added a third color, yellow, and then followed the manufacturer's instructions for baking.
Instructions: Paint is permanent after air drying 21 days or can be baked to expedite permanence. Bake method: Let project air dry 1 hour, place in cool oven. Set temperature to 350 degrees F and bake for 30 minutes (glass must heat gradually). After 30 minutes, turn oven off. Let glass cool completely in oven. Wait 72 hours before using.
What I learned: I noticed that the first dot after loading up the eraser leaves little peaks. The second dot is smooth. In the future I will make my fist dot on a piece of card stock and then dot the item I am embellishing. This will create a neater more professional look.
If you have not yet given this craft a try, go ahead an do so. Use a good quality porcelain or glass piece and paint designed for it. I hope you have success with it.
If you have tried this craft before, how did it turn out for you?