In nature, there are so many different greens – blue greens, yellow greens, brownish greens… Have fun playing with different color leaves as you complete the painting!
Step 4: Finishing options
Most important thing to remember: don’t bake your sharpie mugs!
In this earlier tutorial- DIY No Bake Sharpie Bowls, I explained in detail why you should NOT bake your sharpie creations. The main reason is that Sharpies or many other kinds of permanent markers are not designed to be baked. They lose their colors and will not be embedded into the ceramic glaze.
If you want to drink from the mug, keep the Sharpie art and sealer 1″to 2″ below the rim of the mug. If it is going to be for decorative uses such as a pen holder or a vase, then feel free to cover the piece with your art!
The key is to quickly and gently put the first thin coat on the Sharpie mug, and do not go over an area back and forth with pressure. This will cause the designs to bleed. After the first coat dries, you can add 1-2 coats without the danger of smudging. The Gloss finish Mod Podge is the most forgiving of the three when it comes to smudging.
The best way to clean your Sharpie mug or other ceramics is to gently wash them with a soft sponge and dish soap. Keep them out of direct sun. They will stay gorgeous for a long time!
Another great way to use art in home decor is to transfer images onto wood using this simple method.
Happy creating! =)