Owl Mug Set

Owl Mug Set

Posted by DecoArt on Apr 13th 2014

Show off your crafting wisdom in a pair of owl-embellished mugs made with Americana® 3D Gloss Enamel Writers™.


    • water container
    • paper towels
    • transfer paper
    • rubbing alcohol
    • scissors
    • pencil
    • #3 round brush
    • tape
    • two white ceramic mugs
    • transparent tape



    Let dry completely between painting steps.

    Use the #3 round brush for all steps unless otherwise noted. Rinse and pat the brush dry between colors.

    1. Wipe down the surface of the mug with rubbing alcohol and a paper towel to remove any dirt or oils.
    2. Transfer the owl pattern to the mug: cut 3" x 3.5" box around the owl image and then cut the same-sized piece of transfer paper. Using transparent tape, secure transfer paper (charcoal side down) and owl pattern to mug. Trace over the owl pattern with a pencil. (Some tracing will rub off, but that's to be expected.)
    3. Begin painting the owl, one section at a time, from top to bottom using drag technique: squeeze out a line of paint and then go back and "drag" paint inward along contour of line using the #3 round brush.
    4. Using Turquoise and the drag technique, outline the top of owl's head and ears.
    5. Draw two circular outlines with White for eyes. (Use drag technique.)
    6. Repeat this process using Orange for beak; Turquoise for lower body; Pink for belly; Green for wings; and Yellow for feet.
    7. Once dry, squeeze out one dot of Black for each eye. Allow owl to dry completely.
    8. Apply daisy patterns (as described in step 2) and trace the daisies.
    9. Using Pink, outline each petal of daisy and use the drag technique to fill in petals.
    10. Once dry, squeeze small dot of Blue in center of each bloom.
    11. For second owl mug, repeat all steps, substituting following colors: owl body, Orange; wings, Turquoise; petals, Turquoise; feet, Green; and daisy dot, Pink.
    12. If desired, follow directions on back of paint labels to create durable, dishwasher-safe finish.


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