Miscellany

Tea, Coffee, & Cocoa Gift Set

By  Tammie Wilson  for  Delta Creative, Inc.

Materials

  • Ceramic mugs
  • Basket and fillers of choice

Tools

  • Air-Dry PermEnamel: Paints: Blue Bayou; Chocolate; Paradise; Surface Conditioner
  • Paint & Toss Sponges
  • Stencil Mania Stencils: Tea Time; Whimsical Words
  • Quilter’s tape, 1/4”
  • Low-tack tape, 1”
  • Small spray bottle or 1/2 soft bristle brush
  • Craft knife
  • Cotton-tip swabs
  • General
  • 1. Wash and dry mugs. (Note: To stencil, apply stencil adhesive to back of stencil; adhere to mug. Dip sponge into paint and tap excess of on paper plate. Pounce color over open stencil areas. Remove stencil and let dry.) Let paint cure for 10 days before using.
  • Striped Mug
  • 1. Alternately apply two 1/4"-wide tape and one 1"-wide tape strips to mug. Remove 1"-wide strip. Burnish remaining tape edges.
  • 2. Use brush or spray bottle to apply Surface Conditioner to mug; let dry.
  • 3. Using clean sponge for each color, sponge paint top stripe Paradise; middle stripe Blue Bayou, and bottom stripe mix of two parts Paradise with Blue Bayou. Use liner to paint tight areas around handle and cotton-tip swab to clean up any mistakes. Apply a second coat for more opaque coverage. Let dry.
  • 4. Carefully remove tape. Use craft knife to score tape or clean up any paint drips if needed.
  • Live Mug
  • 1. Adhere 1/4"-wide tape under lip of mug.
  • 2. Stencil "Dance", "Play", "Kiss", and "Fun" Paradise; "Live" Chocolate.
  • 3. Remove stencil and let dry.
  • Tea Time Cup
  • 1. Adhere two 1/4"-wide tape strips along upper lip of cup.
  • 2. Stencil "tea time is me time" Chocolate.
  • 3. Remove stencil and let dry.