I've been seeing a lot of mugs with designs made using permanent markers.
I have painted a lot of glassware over the years, but I have always used enamel paint.
So, I had to try my hand at using a marker instead.
And, I had the perfect occasion...
my friend, Kimbo's, birthday!
Kimbo loves stars. She often adds a star when she signs her name.
And, if anyone I know is ever going to be a star, it will be Kimbo! She is a fantastic artist, singer, songwriter, poet, play write, & actress.
When I was thinking about what to do on her mug, the Earth, Wind, & Fire song, You're A Shining Star, kept popping in my head.
So, with my Bic Mark It permanent markers, I drew a couple of stars and started writing...
I just went around and around writing the chorus. I didn't care that it wasn't straight...it adds to the whimsy!
I first wrote the letters in orange and then went back over them with brown to give it a little more interest.
I made sure that I put, "To: Kimbo" & the year...
Then I signed it...
Once I finished, I put the mug in a cool oven, turned it to 250, and let it bake for 30 minutes. I turned the oven off and let it cool in the oven. I don't know that this is necessary, but I do that with the enamel paint and old habits die hard, as they say!
Here's another mug I did using markers...
Does that describe you?
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