Monday, August 20, 2012

You're A Shining Star Mug

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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31 comments:

  1. I recetly did a plate with the sharpies-, even after baking, it rubbed off.I had seen this on another blog, but they must not have tested it.I like the idea of irthday mugs.

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  2. What a great gift idea ... & I most definitely need the witch coffee mug ;)

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  3. I am so excited about this..I'm about to begin art lessons again for my little kiddos and this will be a very fun project for them

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  4. Too cute! Kimbo will love it! She sounds like she is a star already. I have a niece named Kim. I always called her Kimbo or Kimberly Clark. Love the witch hat!
    Hugs,
    Jann

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  5. Love these!!! Gave me some great ideas.

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  6. Stopped in from Southern Lovely's Show and Tell.

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  7. I'm going to try this! I saw you at Ivy and Elephants and was happy to see I am not the only one to make a whole post out of a mug! My coffee mug is how I start my day. It has to be special!

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  8. Both of your mugs are adorable! This is a project I want to try sometime.

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  9. I love my "star" of a mug!! I'm using it to hold treasures like colored pencils, fancy pens and favorite paint brushes.
    Thanks Virginia. You are always so clever & thoughtful. Keep up the creativity because after-all....it's contagious!!!

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  10. Just wanted to hop back and say thanks for sharing your cute mugs with SYC.
    Hugs,
    Jann

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  11. Hey, that is a great idea. The kiddos and I need to try that one :) Thank you for linking this up to Rustic Restorations Weekend.

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  12. What a cute and easy craft. You did a great job. I just love custom mugs with personal pictures or sentiments on theml

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  13. What a wonderful idea. I spend most of my time with a coffee in my hands, so, I probably should make something like this. :) Thanks!

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  14. What a great, simple idea! I am in love with the witch one! Thanks for sharing at the Pomp Party! pinning!

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  15. I'm stopping by for a visit today from Six Sisters' Stuff!
    There are so many creative participants in this linky party. I'm on overload pinning, following and bookmarking.
    What a fun craft idea. Even the kids can do this one.

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  16. These turned out really cute!...Christine

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  17. I'm a witch before I have my coffee, too. LOL

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  18. Love love love these! The witch cup is hilarious :) I've had permanent marker dishes on my to-do list for a while now. So excited to do some after seeing yours!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at the Weekend Wonders party. Hope to see you back on Thursday. Have a great day!

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  19. Wow, so cute!! I would love for you to stop by My Dream Canvas. Have a great week Anu.

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  20. I'm so glad that I'm following you! I love this idea and I am definitely a witch before my coffee:) Thanks for posting, can't wait to try it with my daughter.

    Katie
    www.funhomethings.com

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  21. How fantastic! Thank you for sharing this at Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  22. They are cute and fun! I need that second mug :)

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  23. I love these! I would like the witch one for husband, haha :) He is a turd without his coffee! Thanks so much for sharing at my Throwback Thursday party. I hope to see you again this week :)

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  24. Oh my! what pretty mugs! I am totally pinning them, Virginia! Thanks for sharing and have a fab weekend!


    Hugs,
    Lelanie

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  25. It's party time over at Debt Free Mommy Blog and you're invited! Please drop on by and link up with Making Space Mondays. Oh, and we've got some really exciting news about our new house this week! Hope to see you there! -Tabitha

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