A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Craftster Tip: Do you know about all of these Craftster features?
Total Members: 315,559
Currently Running With Scissors:
172 Guests and 5 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: "But first coffee" tattoo inspired coffee cups  (Read 2672 times)
Tags for this thread: tattoo , coffee_cup  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit  
teaandcraft
« on: October 11, 2015 03:44:10 AM »

I made these mugs for a friend's birthday present. He's a big fan of coffee and tattoos, so I figured these would be well received ^___^ To make them, I used some plain coloured mugs and Pebeo porcelain pens. And of course a tattoo flash inspired design! After designing the image in Illustrator, I printed it out onto regular paper and cut it out to use as a stencil. I used a pencil to lightly stencil the basic shapes of the design onto the mug.



Then I went over the line work with a black porcelain pen. Getting the lines straight on a curved surface is a little tricky, but slow and steady does the job ^___^ Next I coloured in all the shapes - yay! You can see that my colouring in isn't the best ... the Pebeo porcelain pens don't give the best coverage for large surface areas. That said, they are much much much better than the porcelain paint you get in pots - that stuff is so streaky! It's very strange since they are made by the same company.



After I'd done the colours, I went back to the black pen to thicken some of the line art, write on the words, and add a little bit of vintage tattoo style shading. I won't be allowed to touch a tattoo machine any time soon, but I like the little touch of grunge the speckles added ^___^ The Pebeo pens say that they are dishwasher safe after 72 hours of air drying, but my personal tests have shown that to be untrue. Well, I say personal ... one of my work colleagues put a kitty mug in the dishwasher. Not pretty! So, to hopefully keep these designs in place longer, I baked them in the oven on the lowest setting for a couple of hours. Even so, I included a little mug care sheet in the gift bag which suggested only light hand washing be applied to these babies!


THIS ROCKS   Logged

teaandcraft.blogspot.com.au
Onyxnox
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Crafting keeps the madness at bay. Or is it the cause?
Offline Offline

Posts: 10380
Joined: 22-Jul-2006

Willing to personal swap for art of my doggies!


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2015 05:19:01 AM »

Did you bake them or just let them air dry?  The Pebeo Porcelaine paints and pens I have used usually recommend baking in the oven to set the paint.

Very cute cups.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

yoopidou
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2015 11:59:13 AM »

Nice cups and personalized is great.
I'm impressed by how neat your letters are!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Quantumphysica
Dark Foe Of The World (Part-Time)
Offline Offline

Posts: 812
Joined: 17-Sep-2014

Sex, Crafts and Silmarils (Best of 2014 Winner!)


View Profile WWW
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2015 12:57:40 PM »

Such an awesome project! They came out looking awesome Cheesy
THIS ROCKS   Logged

sweets4ever
The Craftster Admin
Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 44577
Joined: 18-Jan-2005


View Profile
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2015 08:58:30 PM »

Love them!!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Do more of what makes you happy.
chantalg
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2015 10:34:34 PM »

A great present.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

teaandcraft
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2015 08:03:55 AM »

Thank you everyone! ^____^

Onyxnox, my pens say just to airdry, but previous projects have proven that this does not hold up so well; I let these airdry but then I also baked them. Hopefully this will stop that paint from ever coming off! ~____^
THIS ROCKS   Logged

teaandcraft.blogspot.com.au
Dorkariffic
Offline Offline

Posts: 892
Joined: 21-Apr-2006

Hufflepuff Seeker - Dork Extrordinaire


View Profile
« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2015 06:30:40 AM »

These are cool! I'll have to take a look for those pens. I want to make my best friend a "Death Before Decaf" mug for Xmas this year.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

"I do believe in the power of stuff..." - Sokka

"Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?" - Dumbledore

Water Tribe Hufflepuff, married to an Earth Nation Ravenclaw.
Onyxnox
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Crafting keeps the madness at bay. Or is it the cause?
Offline Offline

Posts: 10380
Joined: 22-Jul-2006

Willing to personal swap for art of my doggies!


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2015 02:58:41 PM »

You can air dry for light washing with no soaking, but if you want dishwasher safe, dry fully and bake... check out the info pdf on their site:

http://en.pebeo.com/Creative-leisure/Painting-on-China-and-Ceramic/Porcelaine-150-Paint

Here is what is says:

DRYING FOR COLOURS, MEDIUMS AND MARKERS, FOR DECORATIVE USE: 72 hours for
light washing without soaking.
BAKING FOR ALL COLOURS, AUXILIARIES AND MARKERS IN THE RANGE, FOR
DISHWASHER-SAFE USE: 35 minutes at 150C (300F), in a domestic oven (at a stable
temperature), after drying for a minimum of 24 hours.
SURFACES: Porcelain, earthenware, ceramic...
Pyrex, Arcopal or equivalent-type supports should not be used
THIS ROCKS   Logged

HSG
Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Oy Vey!
Offline Offline

Posts: 11060
Joined: 18-Aug-2006
He says I color his world


View Profile
« Reply #9 on: October 26, 2015 01:27:41 PM »

Such a great take on doing the tattoo images.  Smiley
THIS ROCKS   Logged

B'H
Proud Army Mom, Hoaah!!!
Help Fight Breast Cancer
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Sweater Snake
Tute Tuesday: Take Anywhere Picnic Playset
Crafting For Good



Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Privacy Policy | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map

Copyright ©2003-2017, Craftster.org, © 2009-2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands