Picture of Desert Drinkware Olive Cactus Mug

Desert Drinkware Olive Cactus Mug

The darker green colors bring a natural sophistication to the fun mug design. Contrasting olive green colors give the tactile design of this mug a natural landscape appearance. 

For best results, please read all instructions before beginning project. Refer to photo for color and design placement.

  1. Wipe mug with damp sponge to remove bisque dust.
  2. Brush three coats Bright Olive to inside and base of mug. Let dry.
  3. Using No. 8 Round brush, paint two coats Dark Olive inside grooves on cactus.  Let dry.
  4. Brush three coats Bright Olive over protruding ridges using Fan Glaze brush.  Let dry.
  5. Squeeze white French Dimensions on the protruding nodules on the ridges. Let dry.
  6. Brush a coat of Pure Brilliance to mug. Let dry.
  7. Stilt on kiln shelf and fire to cone 06.
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Posted by Suzie Shinseki

Suzie works as a Senior Designer at iLoveToCreate®. She has been involved with art since childhood, and her passion has continued throughout her life. She honed her natural talents by attending the Academy of Arts in San Francisco on scholarship, art classes at San Jose City College. She works with various media and substrates. You can find her masterpieces on painted signs, murals, people and animal portraiture, mold design, sculptures, ceramic projects and fabric paint designs. Her commercial endeavors include children’s coloring books, illustrative designs for bags, brochures and cards. Her exceptional illustration skills have brought her many jobs as a fashion illustrator for designers in Hong Kong and Hawaii.

What you need:


  • Potter’s sponge
  • Container for water
  • Clean plate for palette