How To Paint Your Own Mug
How To Paint Your Own Mug
Personalize mugs that you exclusively use or want to give as a present. This video shows you how.
Hello, my name's Kevin Shenton. I'm the UK manager of Marabu Creative. We've managed to put together a range of videos showing all aspects of fabric, textile painting along with glass painting and porcelain painting.
Chrissie and I are going to go on and demonstrate to you now the benefits of the Marabu ceramic paint and also our porcelain pens. We have decorated a couple of things here on the table, a porcelain painted pig by Marabu and a couple of mugs. But we're actually going to set up to show you how to do that using our starter set from Marabu which involves six paints within the pack, a brush, and some stencil ideas which are within the pack.
So, I'm going to hand over to Chrissie. Chrissie's going to use masking tape to mask off a standard mug and on these, we're using mugs that Marabu supply. But most standard mugs, pre-clayed mugs that you pick up from your local supermarket or anything from 25 pence to a pound are suitable.
When we've decorated this, I'll say Chrissie's using masking tape to mask off an area, when these have been decorated with the Marabu ceramic and the porcelain painters, the porcelain painters when you're doing just with that, you don't need to bake and are dishwasher safe straightaway so you would just put them straight in the dishwasher and are suitable. On the ceramic, you do need to bake from cold oven to 150 degrees C for 30 minutes and that will then make them dishwasher safe. It means you can actually wash these in normal wipe.
We've now masked above all of our mug and what we're going to do now is use a ceramic paint and one of Chrissie's favourite colours is the pinky red that we have within the range, and again using the brush, standard Marabu brush. These are water-based paints and they flow very easily when you're using these. Quite easy to use and you paint all the way up to the lines as Chrissie's doing on the masking tape because this will be peeled off afterwards so you can be heavy as you like.
It's just the time for them to dry that there's limitation and you go all the way round the mug using the same effect. And again, within this range are six colours which are demonstrated in front of you here, yellow, blue, a green, a black, an ivory and a pinky red. All these though are mixable and they're all water-based so you just mix them on an old plate or a paint palette, and you can mix them and make your own colours unique to you.
Say, Chrissie's using the product in line with the masking tape and painting very freely, free flowing action with the paintbrush all the way from the top to the bottom. You could use, on these, the peel-offs that we demonstrated before. The peel-offs are the card apertures.
You can stick that on, decorate and then peel it off. Those peel-offs wouldn't be suitable for working in a dishwasher because they come off as most of the peel-offs are water-based adhesive. On these, all of the ceramic and our porcelain paints are suitable for going through the dishwasher.
So once you've decorated your hand-painted piece of art, they're perfect for any application. These are great ideas for Christmas gifts, wonderful ideas for a valentine, you could do a personalized message for a valentine, for wedding anniversaries, for birthdays, and mugs are lovely because you keep them and give them to somebody that's very relevant to them whether it be a football team, whether it be something they particularly enjoy. Chrissie's now going to go on and use another colour.
I think she's picking black, and the other areas outside of where she's masked, she's now going to fill in those areas. See now, Chrissie's just about to finish off the design. We've done a candy stripe design and say you then wait for probably an hour or so for the ceramic to dry.
It could take up to 4 to 5 hours to dry but these really touch dry in about an hour. But to be properly dry, about 4 hours and then you're done and say bake it from cold in the oven to 150 degr