Sunday, July 21, 2013

I have a couple questions...

 
Back in April, Debbie came to visit and we decided to try our hand at a few crafty ideas we saw floating around the Internet.
Since I already had a variety of Sharpie markers we thought we would start with something quick and easy.
 
 
Using Sharpie markers we decorated our mugs and baked them in the oven at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
 Everything I read said after baking your design becomes permanent.
I hand washed my mug about three times and found that the black seemed to be okay (just okay) but the colored markers started coming off after the first wash.
 
 
Rather than using it for my morning coffee, I decided to make it my new Sharpie holder.
 
 
My question is....
Have you tried this, and if so, did your design wash off ?
Is there something else we should have done to make it permanent; maybe some type of sealer?

Linking today to:
http://romantichome.blogspot.com/
 

6 comments:

Nothy Lane said...

This is a fabulous craft idea. And as long as the marker lasts awhile, it doesn't really matter if it only lasts a bit. It might even be better.

Sandy said...

I have not tried this yet, wish I could be of some help. I know I have seen this on Pinterest, maybe there is help there.

Debbie said...

Good questions! Mine is a pen holder too *LOL*

Terri said...

Ironically, I JUST read about this on either a blog post or on Pinterest. They said the same thing...the sharpies are not permanent (unless of course you DON'T want them to be!)

They used special pens, but not surprisingly I can't remember now, what kind they were. I will try and track down the info and get back to you!

{ HeatherK @ AReformedHeath'n } said...

My daughter did this and they haven't washed off. The cup she used had a matte finish though. Don't know if that makes a difference.

Michele Reynolds said...

I used the oil paint pens but they were messy! My sharpie hasn't washed off, but I haven't used the cups much:)

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