With fall coming quick, it’s time for me to curl up under a blanket with a good book or knitting project and I can’t forget a cup of my favorite tea. Around this time of year, I can never have too many mugs since I’m almost never seen without a cup of some form of hot liquid in my hand.
I loved the look of Lacey’s key hooks created with alcohol ink. I thought they looked a lot like a really gorgeous granite countertop. I loved the idea that you could use alcohol ink to create something that looked like it had been “dipped” in stone. And so the idea for this mug was born.
What You Need:
- Ceramic Mug in White
- Painter’s Tape
- Alcohol Ink (I used this set)
- Felt or Blending Tool
- Alcohol Blending Solution
- Small Paint Brush
- Dishwasher Safe Mod Podge
How to Make It:
Tape off as straight a line as you can muster around the mug and the handle of your mug. Press down all of the tape thoroughly to prevent bleeding. Lay it on some newspaper in a well ventilated area.
Add a few drops of your ink to the mug. I used mostly the dark neutral color and added a few drops of the brighter colors here and there to get the look of natural stone.
Add a couple drops of the blending solution and dab with your felt or blending tool. Repeat until the entire bottom half of the mug is covered.
If you get some ink on the top half, don’t worry! Get some of the blending solution on a paintbrush and paint over the offending splotches. Wipe everything away with a paper towel. Remove the tape. If there is any bleeding, flip the mug upside down, grab your handy paintbrush and use the blending solution to “move” the ink to a safe spot farther away from the line of “stone” and wipe!
Apply a coat of Mod Podge as directed over your colored surface, and a little bit along the line where it ends to seal.