Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

You'll Love Using These Mugs; Get Creative with Plain Porcelain Mugs and Bright Paints

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

You'll Love Using These Mugs; Get Creative with Plain Porcelain Mugs and Bright Paints

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Byline: Bianca Clare

I LOVE snuggling up on the couch with a romantic novel, a cosy rug and a steaming cup of hot chocolate on a rainy day.

This week's do-it-yourself project is all about making your mug look pretty as a picture.

(1) The first step is to track down plain mugs with which you can get creative and decorate. I went to Spotlight at Kawana which stocks a range of plain colours for $1 each.

(2) While I was at Spotlight, I bought a fine-tip pen in black that could be used on porcelain and china.

Pebeo Porcelaine 150 makes nine different colours in bullet-tip markers and fine-tip pens.

I printed out a template of a love heart which I stuck on to the mug with sticky tape.

Using the Pebeo Porcelaine 150 fine tip pen, I traced around the love heart and then carefully removed the sticky tape.

Next step was to use the Pebeo Porcelaine 150 paint which I also bought in a small bottle from Spotlight Kawana to colour the inside of the love heart. …

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