How to Customise with Sharpie Pens

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In light of our new website and office rearrangement we have decided to get customising with some of our things in the office. We are intertwining the theme from our website design and invading our studio with it.

Specially chosen for the art attack is our beloved clock and white mugs. You know – The essentials for an approaching deadline.

Sharpies are really good for customising so many things as they draw easily on so many surfaces, they do not drip and you can write any which way up and they won’t conk out on you. You can also get a crisp line from them and once it dries, it’s really not coming off. Not to mention they come in so many colours! But today we are keeping with the theme of black and white.

So here it goes . . .

Sharpies were an amazing tool to use on the glasses as they were easy to control and quickly dried to make a permanent decoration. The colours stayed vibrant and the edges are crisp.


Suitable for : Intermediates
Time to make: Clock 3 hours and the mugs took 2 hours

You Will Need How to Make

1. Gather clean white mugs and dust off the clock.

2. Doodle down or find the design you want to copy or use. Take a nice new sharpie from its packet and draw the design on the surface using your design as a guide.

How to Customise with Sharpie #Sharpie #Art

3. Be careful not to smudge what you have drawn as you continue. For a crisp design be steady and slow with the pens and go over and fill in until the line is accurate.

How to Customise with Sharpie #Sharpie #Art

How to Customise with Sharpie #Sharpie #Art

How to Customise with Sharpie #Sharpie #Art

How to Customise with Sharpie #Sharpie #Art

4. Allow to dry, then bake the mug in the oven for 30 minutes at 175 degrees Celsius. Remember to place the mug in the oven before it heats up and leave it in until the oven cools completely so there won’t be any cracks. You can choose to bake the mugs twice to really set in the Sharpie drawings. Then Voila, your custom mugs are ready!

How to Customise with Sharpie #Sharpie #Art

How to Customise with Sharpie #Sharpie #Art


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  • ah

    Normal Sharpie Pens DO NOT WORK on ceramics. Tried it without testing first for a kiddies party. All the colours changed in the oven and were not hand wash proof (never mind the dishwasher). I even tried again with just the black Sharpie, varying temperatures and times. NON WORKED!!! Don’t go to all that effort to be disappointed! !!!

    Only porcelain markers work!

  • Tam

    I second that, same thing happened to me when I tried to decorate a few mugs with my favourite mantras…

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