Hello Everyone! Jen Lashua here, I had a lot of fun creating the stenciled coasters for my last post so, I decided to keep up with the theme and create these stenciled mugs. In case you missed my earlier post on hand painted stenciled coasters, click here.
- Mugs (plain w/ no images or text)
- Foam brushes
- Paint: Mutl-Surface or Enamel paint, these are specially created to be used on ceramic and or glass.
- Stencils: I used the following stencils;
- Mod Podge / dishwasher safe (optional) to seal in the paint
Step 1: Place stencil design on mug.
Choose your stencil design, here I used TCW 2030 Layered Flower
Use tape to secure your stencil, I used washi tape.
Step 2: Apply paint to stencil
Make sure to use Mutl-Surface or Enamel paint
Choose your paint color, apply with foam brush to stencil. Use smaller amounts of paint. Too much paint tends to smudge.
Stencil pictured is TCW 2030 “Layered Flower“
Step 3: Cleaning around stencil
Use a Q-tip or baby wipe to gently clean off any paint that has spilled over the outer-most edges of the stencil. You will want to work rather quickly as this type of paint (multi-surface/enamel) dries faster than regular acrylic paint.
Step 4: Remove stencil from mug and clean your stencil to avoid paint drying on it.
Following the above steps, here I used Stencil TCW 523S “Be in Love”
On this mug, I decided to do both sides but used different styles of stencils.
Handle detail featuring the New TCW 2064 “Bokeh” Stencil
“Be Love Mug” stencil used: TCW 523S “Be in Love“
Following the steps above, here I used Stencil TCW 554S “Butterfly” Applying paint
Finished stenciling the Butterfly mug: TCW 554S “Butterfly”
Step 4: Air drying. Let your mugs air dry in prep for oven curing
My mugs are stenciled and now air drying, about 45 minutes before they go into the oven.
Step 5: Oven curing
You will want to follow the directions on the back of the Muti-Surface/ enamel paint bottle, mine stated “Air Dry for 21 days, or Bake in oven: place mug into COOL oven, then heat to 350 F, bake for 30 minutes. After baking, allow mugs to cool inside the oven before opening the door, then remove mug. DO NOT OPEN the oven once you have put your mugs in, this can lead to cracking.
Step 6: Optional sealing
I used a dishwasher safe Mod Podge to put an extra layer of sealant on my mugs. It dries clear.
Step 7: ENJOY!
Now it’s time to brew your favorite cup of tea or coffee. Sit back, sip and enjoy your new creations!
‘Be Love Mug’ featuring Stencil TCW 523S “Be in Love”
‘Humming Bird Mug’ featuring Stencil TCW 519S “Hummingbirds”
‘Distressed Tiled Flowers’ featuring Stencil TCW 537S “Tiled Flowers“
‘Butterfly Mug’ featuring Stencil TCW 554S “Butterfly”
‘Blue Sunflower Flower Mug’ featuring Stencil TCW 2074 “Sunflower Fragments“
‘Silver Layered Flower Mug’ featuring Stencil TCW 2030 “Layered Flower“
2015 The Crafter’s Workshop Design team.
8 thoughts on “Stenciled Mugs”
What a great idea, these would make wonderful gifts! Great job!
Thank you Carmen! Happy to hear you enjoyed this 🙂
This really is an amazing idea!
Thank you so much Shanna 🙂
Thanks for your comment, happy you enjoyed this 🙂
Those mugs are beautiful. The hummingbird is one of my favorite. Hopefully you will post them to sell!
Thank you Rosanne. Happy to hear you like them! Yes, the Hummingbird is one of my favorites too 🙂
Love the mugs. Was wondering. Do all types of mugs withstand the oven baking or should I look for a special type of mug?