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Topic: "Mom" tattoo cover-up on repurposed mug  (Read 10399 times)
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« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2008 05:51:39 PM »

Great looking mug, I love how carefully you laid out the design! It worked beautifully!!

« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2008 08:51:34 PM »

Fantastic! I have a dozen mugs with some corporate logo on them... I really need to do this.

What sort of prep did you do?

Any tips?

no prep, you can paint right on the ceramic. I've got etching cream which might take the design off, too. Almost like laser removal Smiley

1 shot paint really is the way to go. I use it on everything from leather to wood and glass. It's opaque and flexible so it won't crack if you use it to paint purses. It's sign painter's paint so it's also good for stuff that will be outdoors, and it's used to pinstripe cars so it's SUPER permanent. If you can't find it in your local art supply store check out Kingpin Tattoo supply.

I've actually been pricing one shot, I'm definitely going to order some but I've always got to find myself a deal. The only reason I would use Pebeo is that it's dishwasher safe & non-toxic, I wouldn't want to poison my customer's mom. Have you washed one shot before?

So if I were to do this, I would want to find mugs that had simple drawings on them or something in similar colors to what I was doing, right? So that it would blend in? Ahh you're a genius Smiley
Thanks for the inspiration!

I would say simple drawings are the way to go, and thank, I'm definitely not a genius, just an industrious insomniac Smiley

That is amazing! What a cool idea!
Guess I should confess...I own the Tea mug.  Roll Eyes

that's hilarious!!! The mug itself is great, I wished I could find more cuz they're huge and the handle is cool. Can I just express how much I love craftster? I love your lil confession Smiley


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« Reply #12 on: September 18, 2008 05:07:34 AM »

that really confused me because i looked at the pictures first and wondered why you'd painted 't e a' on it before you did the design.. cause the tea didn't look all that. then i saw the sort of tracing papery one and realised what was going on.
would've been a lot easier had i just read it as it was written but hey, ho.. the mug is gorgeous. you should sell them. i know a lot of people would prefer those to the regular family (mum, dad, gran, etc.) mugs that you can get. i sure would.
you did a great job   Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: September 18, 2008 08:10:47 AM »

Is it okay to use acrylic paint?

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« Reply #14 on: September 18, 2008 08:28:05 AM »

This gives me an idea....

I like to use thrift store mugs for fresh flower arrangements for shut-ins and friends in the hospital and hostess gifts (that they can actually use after the flowers are dead), but I limit myself to really nice ones, which adds up, even in thrift stores,...

and there are always a bunch of really ugly ones (which I just shudder at and pass by) that are advertisements or whatever, but they could be totally acceptable if they were painted even just a solid color....

Hmmm! Will start looking for that ceramic paint...where can you buy it?
« Reply #15 on: September 18, 2008 10:41:49 PM »

Is it okay to use acrylic paint?
nope, I used Pebeo ceramic paint, it's a special paint that's dishwasher safe

Hmmm! Will start looking for that ceramic paint...where can you buy it?
I got mine at Artmart, but I know they also have it at Dick Blick, but the color selection is always limited so I'm looking into buying some more opaque colors online

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« Reply #16 on: September 19, 2008 06:07:23 AM »

I adore these.  Grin

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« Reply #17 on: September 19, 2008 10:00:27 AM »

Awesome and wisted =D What a great idea... Thanks for sharing!

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« Reply #18 on: September 20, 2008 07:04:13 PM »

That is so awesome!  Great job at covering up the "t e a".  Grin

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« Reply #19 on: September 21, 2008 08:16:22 PM »

pink, Tea & fundork- thanks so much! I appreciate your kind words

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