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The previous Saturday I bought some permanent markers for another project, and I didn’t endure to the temptation to draw one of my white mugs and try this very known project of “DIY sharpie mugs”.
Although the sketch didn’t fade away when I made it, I didn’t read all the instructions… and I put the mug in the dishwasher. The drawing was totally disappeared. In some of these “DIY sharpie mug” tutorials, they say to buy a more expensive marker, or an oil-based ink, and bake the mug in a COLD OVEN to 350°F (177°C) for a half an hour. One tutorial that I found says 425°F, but in all there were comments telling that after some washes the drawing came off, so I don’t think that the temperature or the baking plays any role at all.
To be honest I didn’t try to bake the mugs because I read in this SimpleDIYs youtube clip that it smells somehow… and also I found it such a great idea to have an everyday inspirational mug, totally different from the mug of the previous day.
So, I re-wrote my mug … with my favourite quote of the poet Robert Frost:
“Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself”…
That’s a beautiful way to start your day with your favourite coffee and your favourite, inspirational, but “not so permanent”, word or sketch on it !!!
Firstly appeared in the Find A Way By JWP blog
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