Motivation & Inspiration by http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=284893.0!
I've seen things with ceramic pens before, but I never had any idea where to look for them till robotarsonist explained it! (Thanks!!) They're SO MUCH FUN! Here are some things my friends and I made the other day. (Already 'baked' them, I put them in, then let the oven heat up so as not to shock the ceramic. Or the one glass test I did with them, anyone have any idea how that should work? I kinda figured it might since ceramic glazes are essentially glass.. I counted the time from when it stopped heating up, then when the time was up I just left them in to cool down.)
Also, I noticed when I was buying the pens that there are like.. 5 different varieties by the same company, Opaque, frosted, transparent, glossy, etc. I bought a fine-tip opaque black one, a set of red, green, blue, & yellow 'transparent' ones, and a 'glossy' orange one. Other than the baking time (Which is different for the glossy one) There seems to be no real difference. The 'Transparent' ones aren't transparent btw, but also we did 2 coats of them, so they might be with just one coat.
Anyway, Here they are!
3 mugs with quotes/phrases:
The first one says "You live and learn. At any rate, you live." Which is a Douglas Adams quote. The second one says "you, minion, are too saucy!" which came from a Shakespearean insult webpage. The third one says "I never said it was possible, only true." which is an altered quote because I couldn't fit the whole thing! (The full quote is "I never said it was possible, I only said it was true." I forgot who that was..)
Then I have some Hitchhiker's Guide (& Sea Life) themed mugs!
The left one is the dolphins leaving earth:
"So Long, So Long, So Long, And Thanks! For all the fish!"
The right one is the sperm whale and bowl of petunias called into existence by the improbability drive.
I found the whale's thoughts on imdb, which was really helpful! That one is my favorite!
My friend Krissy decorated a green-ish teapot:
And Sim made an awesome Zelda mug!
Whew! Sorry for the giant post! These were so much fun to make, we'll definitely be doing this again!