How to color a mug with a marker
As we have already written about how you can paint a mug using a brush and special paints (you can read about it here). Today, to decorate the mug We will use the marker, but not simple, but special, for porcelain. It is easier to work with a marker, in addition, you can create patterns directly by hand. The possibilities are endless! So, let's get started.
You will need:
- white porcelain mugs;
- black marker for porcelain with a thin tip (1 mm);
- simple pencil (soft - HB or 2B);
- wet wipes;
- white paper A4 and printer.
Apply the contours of the image to the mug
1. Below are a few patterns with monsters that will be used in the example. You can use them or create your own templates. If you intend to use the presented templates, print them on the printer in the required sizes. In the example, on one of the cups, only the head of the monster is used, so this monster is printed in double size.
2. Choose the monster that you most like and cut out the rectangle with its image.
3. Take a coffee mug and make sure that there is no fat and dust on it. Otherwise, rinse it thoroughly with a detergent and dry it. Make sure the template fits the mug the way you want.
If you are going to use only a part of the monster, you can cut unnecessary pieces.
4. Take a pattern and a soft pencil. Then, lightly pressing, circle the outline of the monster.
5. When you finish tracing out the contours, attach the template to the mug and fix it with tape. Note that the front of the template should be facing the surface of the mug.
Keep in mind that any image transferred to the mug will mirror the pattern. Therefore, if you are going to translate the text, you will need to display it on the printer in a mirror image so that you can then read the normal text rather than the abracadabra.
6. Take a pencil and begin to shade (or shirk) the back of the template. This will help to translate the outlines of the image, drawn earlier, onto your cup. When shading, click on the pencil a little. Make sure that you walked through all the lines.
7. Carefully remove the template.
When you remove the template, the circle should have fuzzy lines of the contour of the monster. This is quite enough to use them as a guide.
By the way, a marker for porcelain can also be used on glass. In this case, the template is even easier, just attach it from the back so that you can see the outlines.
Circle outlines and create a drawing
1. Before proceeding to the stroke of the line, shake the porcelain marker well and on an unnecessary piece of paper make sure that it does not smear and does not leave a blob.
2. Begin to trace the lines on the mug. Try to exclude the trembling of the hands, for this just sit comfortably. Note that the marker for porcelain writes only in an upright position. Therefore, with one hand you will have to keep a mug and draw another.
3. If you made a mistake, or if your hand just broke, do not worry. While the ink is not dry, you can correct any errors. Just wipe the right place with a damp cloth. Just make sure that the surface of the cup has dried before proceeding.
4. When the main outlines are drawn, you can add a few details to your discretion.
Add a few details to your picture.
1. Just by hand, add a few lines or dots to the drawing. It will decorate your monster!
2. In addition, you can decorate the handle with horizontal lines. And between these lines add a few points.
3. Well, your mug is ready! Now all you need to do is follow the instructions on the marker to let it dry and finally fix on the mug. Some markers should just be allowed to dry for about a day or a little more. Other models of markers require roasting for approximately 30 minutes (just use the oven and set the temperature to 180 degrees). After fixing the ink, the mug is ready for use. The marker is not washed when washing, even in a dishwasher.
4. Why limit yourself to one mug? Make a set of six or eight mugs! Just use other templates of the same theme. By the way, such a set will be an excellent stylized gift to your friend, close person or relative.
Draw by hand (design three)
1. It is not necessary to draw monsters, animals and little men. A mug with simple illustrations, too, looks adorable. In addition, at present, there is a steady trend towards abstract and geometric figures. Below are simple drawings that are easily reproduced manually without a template.
2. Use the design number three (from the above template). First, apply vertical dotted lines around the entire cup with a line spacing of about 1 cm. If the lines do not turn out evenly, this is even good, since it gives your cup an original design look.
3. Now, along the dotted lines add a few circles of different diameters. Circles should be placed on both sides of the lines in an arbitrary order. Do not worry if the circles do not turn out perfect.
4. Some circles paint over. And here's another mug ready!
Draw by hand (design five)
1. Now let's draw the design number five from the template above. This design is best to look down at the base of the mug and resembles grass. Just start drawing vertical lines of different length, remembering to leave some distance between the lines. Do not make the lines absolutely straight, this will give your design a more organic design.
2. Continue drawing lines around the circle until you reach the starting point. After that, make a point at the top of each line. It will look like a bud. Quite easily, is not it?
Enjoy a cup of coffee or fragrant tea!
You have done great work and created almost a whole set of magnificent designer handmade mugs.
The imaging methods discussed in this example can be applied to other porcelain products (plates, vases, teapots and other porcelain items). In addition, as We said earlier, such painted porcelain dishes will be a wonderful gift. Simply apply to the porcelain recipient's name or a witty quote. And do not forget that the markers for porcelain can also be used on glass objects.