Tuesday, September 8, 2020

***HOME DECOR PROJECT*** Coffee Anyone? Create Cups with Natalie May

Hey guys,

Natalie here today showing you a cool little project creating your own custom coffee cups!


This is really easy and super fun.  
Here are a few simple steps on how I created these two bright mugs!

I purchased two cheap glossy cups and gave them a light spray with Krylon Gesso Spray so that the acrylic paint had a nice surface to sit on.

I then used a combination of colors to color the mugs and allowed them to dry.


Using a latex sponge, I added some light pattern to the background using the same colours to add simple dimension.


I used a latex sponge and Ranger Black Archival ink to sponge on the images from the Scared Hearts ATC MixUp & Alchemy and the heat set them to ensure that they were dry


Next I used Pilot Pintor Paint pens to go over the sponged images to give them a darker black and bring the images all together. 

Once dry, I popped them into the oven for an hour to set the ink before giving them a light spray with a semi gloss sealer to give them a shine.



Have a fabulous day ... and go create something!

Natalie May


  1. Love these mugs! Thanks for sharing your technique and inspiration, Natalie!

  2. Are these dishwasher safe? Love live the inspiration.

  3. Are these safe for food consumption? They do have acrylic paint and varnish on them.... Thanks!


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