My sister returned from a trip to the U.S. a couple weeks ago and brought home Sharpies in different colors. Unfortunately Sharpies are not as accessible here in Norway, so the the gift was spot on. I’ve done something like this before, check out the posts Decorate your mugs! and Apple Mugs, but that was with a Porcelain Painter. This is the first time I’ve made a Sharpie Mug.
To make this “city” you’ll need Sharpies in many different colors, a mug and an oven. I’ve used the cheap Färgrik mug from Ikea (only $0.99).
I’ve seen skylines drawed on mugs before and think it looks cool. I wanted to try a different twist with houses like the ones you find in Amersterdam. So I googled Amersterdam+houses and used a photo as template.
I drew the houses first and added colors to them afterwards. When done (this took quite a while – thorough work) I baked the mug for 30 minutes at 175°C/350°F. Be careful when you take the mug out of the oven – it is hot!
You might experience that some of the light colors, for example green or pink might not cover as good as it seemed before baking. In that case you’ll have to add more and rebake 🙂