Monday, May 2, 2011


Happy rainy Monday!

Today I thought I would share a ridiculously easy and inexpensive project. Porcelaine is a neat type of paint that adheres to ceramic. Best of all it comes in a pen dispenser so you can get fairly good accuracy.

I bought mine at Michaels, I think the pen was around 7$ but I used a 40% off coupon.

I purchased this lovely mug at my local goodwill for 2$. I took a before photo of the mug but I can't seem to find it.

I loved the detailing on the handle.

I was inspired by a few different Etsy pieces that I have seen. The design is basically a very simple little tea bag hanging down from the cup. I don't think mine is as professional looking but I am certainly no artist (I had to get the beau to help with some of the work). I wanted to start small as this was my first Porcelaine project.

The process is really easy. The pen is a lot like a sharpie, you draw on what you want. Let dry for 24 hours then bake at 150* in your oven for 35 minutes.

Then you are done! I think the instructions said it was dishwasher safe but I would still advise to hand wash and not scrub directly on the image to preserve it.

I signed the bottom of my cup,

I know I will be keeping my eyes peeled when vintage shopping for more cute pieces of ceramic that I can experiment on.

My gal pal at Reckless Bliss had showed me this beautiful mug from Anthropologie, I think making a copy cat might be my next Porcelaine project!

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Have a lovely start to the week!

P.S. I'm linking up to
Brag Monday at the Graphics Fairy.


  1. Oh my goodness this is so cute! I love the tea bag idea. Now that I know about the Porcelaine pen I'll have to get one. Came over here from Graphics Fairy - glad I found your blog. Now following you :)

  2. Thanks for stopping by your blog is lovely!

  3. I love your tea cup! Thanks for the information about the Porcelain pen. I haven't heard of that before but I'm going to have to go get one. Looks like a very fun way to decorate old ceramics.
    I'm visiting from Graphics Fairy.

  4. Super cute! I just love it. I love the simplicity and the charm of it. I haven't tried that pen before, but I think I'm going to have to. Thanks a bunch for sharing! :-)