Fall has always been one of my favorite times of year. I like the colors of orange, gold and red but I especially like the fall flowers. Mums and marigolds have long been my favorite flowers. Seeing a flat of the pretty orange buds I was inspired to make some mugs that would match the season of my fave flowers.
Using your breath to move the paint around is a lot of fun and makes this a unique project with different results for every mug you make!
...and blow to make the shape blur and spread into a more marigold-like shape.
If you experience issues where your shapes don't want to spread, depress the marker nib down to make more ink come out and try again. The juicier the shape the better the spread. A straw really, really helps but isn't strictly necessary.
Use a green marker to connect the marigold shapes in sections to near the bottom of the mug. It's easier to do if you think of them like balloons being held together. The lines don't need to be straight or perfect.
Since Painted by Me Markers are food safe when used with Painted by Me mugs we can draw on the insides too. Isn't that super nifty?!?
Push the nib on your green marker down to make it very wet. Draw leave shapes inside of the mug and allow the excess ink to run down to create the leaf stems.
I'm a crafty cat lady with big dreams and an inability to sit still. I make it, I live it, I love it. P.S. am a hardcore glitter enthusiast.
November 02, 2015