Two weeks ago in this post, I explained how to make sharpie mugs and told you that todays post will share how mine turned out .
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#1) Color: The colors do change.
The dark blue became tan (!!!), The light blue had a green tint, the orange became darker, and the magenta became a little duller as well. You can see that below.
As my designs were, color changes didnt really effect the outcome much, just changed the color scheme, but you might not want to send Grandma mug with a purple sun, blue grass, orange sky, and green people..... most likely. :)
Alternatively, I saw a page that suggests that you can get Oil Paint Sharpies to keep the colors as intended and an Acrylic Sealing Spray, likethese, to set the paint. But the paint will chip without the spray and normal sharpies get all smeary with the spray, so unless you want to keep the colors (and or get glow in the dark spray) I'd stick to sharpies.
Especially if you have a silver ones, because that sounds like a really reallly neat mug. Just saying.
On a dark blue mug, I decided that I didnt like the design (lines and dots and swiggles that were bad even for me) and instead of wiping the mug clean, I smeared it around into a more solid light blue color. Which disappeared when I baked it. Completely.
It was quite the Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego like experience. I pop open the oven, and.... Wait a second- how did that happen?
But in any case, it does not seem that the color plans to go anytime soon on the others. Yea, they last!
And not only that but look at this idea: Personalized houseplant ceramics too!
You better be glad I dont have pictures of that one, though :)