I want to paint ceramic coffee mugs.
December 16, 2005 4:23 AM Subscribe
I want to paint ceramic coffee mugs without going to one of those bake places (too expensive.) If I use acrylic paints and a gloss varnish, will they last a careful handwashing? (I'm not going to expect to make them dishwasher safe.)
posted by saucy to sports, hobbies, & recreation (14 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
A lot of the people in my family specifically asked for gift cards for Christmas, and I want to hand them something other than an envelope, so I'm putting the cards in these mugs.
As I'm already at the spending limit, I need a fairly cheap solution. I searched local craft stores and was unable to find the bakeable ceramic paints. Tips or ideas to make them last? Or should I just tell everyone not to actually drink from them and use as decoration? BTW, the paint is only going on the outside, so no worries about it being toxic, etc.
As a side note, there is one male among the gift card askers who a) would think the coffee cup is too girly, and b) his gift card comes in a cd case (best buy,) so its too big anyway. Any ideas what I could put his card in?