- Ceramic or Glass Mug
- Glass Paints
- Press’ n Paint Transfers
- Rubbing Alcohol
- Paint Brush
Clean your mugs thoroughly with a little dish detergent. Rinse thoroughly. With a cotton ball or clean cloth,
wipe the area of the mug that is to be painted with a little rubbing alcohol. Allow the alcohol to dry completely.
Following the manufacturer instructions, place the first part of your transfer in place on the mug and rub on the transfer. Be sure to attach the transfer completely. If, when you remove your transfer sheet, there are sections that have not transfered well, replace your sheet of transfer paper and rub the area again.
Using glass paint, paint the inside areas of the transfer. The mugs shown for this project used only two colors to fill in the transfer area, with the exception of the yellow flowers. I blended a small amount of red paint with the yellow to create the shaded area in the centre of the flowers.
You may need to apply a second coat of paint for complete coverage. Be sure to allow the first coat of paint to dry completely, before applying the next coat of paint.
Once your paint is completely dry, apply your second (top) section of your rub on transfer. Be careful to line up the second transfer piece with the outline of the first rub on transfer. To do this, place your transfer over the top of your painted design, being careful to keep the transfer from coming in contact with the paint. The transfer may remove slightly if it comes in contact with the paint. Once you are satisfied with the position of the transfer, place it against the paint and rub the transfer onto the paint.
These mugs are very easy to paint and do not require any special painting techniques or brushes. There are also some wonderful transfers available for this project. Enjoy!
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