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What supplies do you need for Sharpie Cup art?
How do I make Sharpie Mug Art?
There are many methods you could use when starting the design of this cup project . You could free-hand a design, write out a poem, doodle, or so much more.
For my project, I used my Silhouette printer to create my designs. I came up with three different designs for my three mugs and printed them out on my black vinyl adhesive. You can see the printed out design below.
Now grab your Sharpie, Oil Based and go to town. I learned to trace all the edges first and then fill in the designs.
Next, place your mug on a baking sheet and put in the oven. And then set your oven for 450F. It is important to put your mug inside the oven as it slowly heats up, this will help prevent any cracking.
Once at 450F, set a timer for 30 minutes. After the 30 minutes are up, turn the oven off and allow the mugs to slowly cool. (The entire “cooking” process took me about 40-50 minutes with all the warming up, baking and then cooling down.)
Can Sharpie Mugs be Washed in the Dishwasher?
This is a great question and I was very curious to find out if this project would actually last when washed in the dishwasher. At the above noted temperature that I used and using an oil based sharpie marker, my three mugs have been dishwasher safe. I would imagine that over time, the sharpie may start to fade a bit since it’s not professionally printed on the mugs, but so far my mugs have held up very well.
Now, go grab a mug or ceramic cup and a Sharpie and get creative!