I recently read about a product called Pebeo Porcelaine 150 Paint Markers. They’re basically paint pens that you can use to write on ceramics. They are non toxic, dishwasher safe, and permanently set just by baking them in the oven. I decided to buy some mugs and start decorating.
First I grabbed my sketchbook and started doodling. I came up with about 25 design ideas, some much better than others. I also ordered 12 mugs online, but I was far too impatient to wait for them so I went out and bought 2 to try out in the meantime. At $1.40 a pop they were very affordable. While I was out I also picked up the paint pens at Michael’s. Then I chose two of my favorite designs and got to work.
This project was not without flaws. Two of the markers I got were defective (the paint oozed out of the sides rather than the pen tip) which I learned from reading online reviews is a fairly common issue. I was still able to get a decent product however.
Once finished these bad boys are ready to use. I’m planning to make at least a dozen more soon, check out my Etsy shop for updates!