alright, I wasn't sure where to put this but I guess since I had to use Pebeo Ceramic Paint and the item was originally ceramic, it goes here?
p.s. omg that paint is a serious pain in my butt.
my idea: I had a customer who wanted a "Mom" tattooed heart mug. Rather than buying new, I always try to repurpose things. So how many of us have seen a ga-zillion perfectly happy and functional ceramics in thrift stores with something stupid on them that makes people get rid of an otherwise perfectly good liquid receptacle?
I figured I would apply my tattoo skills to the mug and treat it like a tattoo cover-up, by tracing the original design and drawing a design over that one (yep, that's how we do it. Not rocket science)
here is the finished product:
and here's the tracing w/original mug (from World Market, apparently. I bought it for like $0.30 USD)
frankly, if my mug was instructing me to drink only tea, I might have gotten rid of it too. Demanding ceramics are a drag.
Once I got the design worked out, I drew straight on the mug, making sure that the black parts of the banner lined up with the biggest letter parts.
here's some close-ups, can you spot the tea? it's the same mug!
thanks for looking! if you have any success stories for re-using ceramic mugs, let me know! I'd like to find paint that is more opaque, then I'll start painting mugs like this all the time