Today it is all about mugs. I don’t know about you but I somehow collect way too many mugs and what happens is I never can decide which one I actually want to drink out of. I guess just like the clothes I wear I believe my coffee cup defines what kind of mood I am in or want to be in.
What? You don’t think so? Shoots, maybe I am just a nut case but at least I am a nutcase than could throw a banging coffee party. Remember my coffee party I did for Martha? You know you could always use these printables for a banging party too!
“I like light green, sometimes red is fun to look at, not a fan of yellow, unless it’s in a rainbow or on a coffee mug or on a happy face.”
*Brush and Stencil Cleaner
The great thing about Martha Stewart’s stencils is the fact that they have a nice adhesive backing to them. This is good because they will not budge when you paint on them.
Start by placing them on the mugs wherever you want. Don’t worry, if you mess up you can remove them and reapply them where you want. Once your stencil is secure squirt a little bit of glass paint inside of your stencil. I love using daubers because they distribute the paint nice and even through out the stencil. They also help prevent bleeds since you are apply in an up and down motion. Apply one even coat and re-apply a second coat 10 minutes later. If you want a really opaque look add a third coat.
Before your paint dries pull off your stencil and place it in a bowl of water.
Take them out of the water when you are done and place them on a paper towel. Grab another paper towel and apply a little stencil cleaner to it. Gently rub the stencil and the paint will come off. Allow them to dry over night and if you want lock in the paint you can bake them in the oven. The directions to doing that is on the bottle. I hope you enjoyed this easy and fun DIY tutorial. I mean, you can put numbers on your mugs so you can count how many cups you drink in a day right!