I have sort of been obsessing over water colors for the past few months. I have been finding any and every way to use them (I even started painting a few little floral wreaths and did a print on my etsy shop, here). So yeah. A little water color obsessed, to say the least. I decided to try watercolors on some plain mugs, and I really am pleased with the subtle whimsical look. I pulled up some inspiration on my intel tablet and went from there (I tell you, this little device comes in handy for so much!) So what do you do? Grab some enamel paint (nope, sorry, actual water colors will not cut it for this project!), your mug or other item ( I also did some ring dishes), paintbrush and set your oven to 350 degrees.
Add some paint to a water cup, and dilute until you get the shade you desire. I wanted a really light pink so I used quite a bit of water on my brush.
Next, dab the brush on your cup. I liked adding more water and turning my cup around, letting the water do the work of moving the paint around. I had to blow on it a couple of times which gave me the spidery looking paint you see in the photo below. In the end, I added more water to create a more washed look.
Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes, and bam! Done!
#spon: This post was sponsored by intel, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.