[ezcol_1third] It's rainy, it's chilly... it's craft weather in Brisbane. So here's my latest little project: drawing on mugs with porcelain pens.* I picked up a red one last week at Spotlight without a plan for what I wanted to do with it - until I came home and remembered our collection of cheap white dollar store mugs. Suddenly they were crying out for creative attention. Now I'm not much of an artiste, so rather than attempting a graphic print or freestyle doodle, I just wrote out the instructions for how each member of the family takes their tea.

The Spring Cottage crew loves them, and I reckon these personalised mugs make the perfect welcome gift for house guests too. Anyone would be made to feel at home having their special mug sat out by the kettle with everyone else's, right? Plus there's the added bonus that the detailed instructions invite anyone to get a round of cuppas in.

How to use porcelain pens

Once you've decorated with your porcelain pens, the ink'll need to dry for 24 hours before you baking in a 150C (300F) oven for 30 minutes. (I also read that it’s good practice to place your piece in the oven at room temp, let them preheat together, then cool off together before removing). When your mug, plate, pitcher etc... comes out, the design will be set permanently. It shouldn't budge or fade and is dishwasher safe.

* I used a Pebeo Porcelain 150 Paint Marker.

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