Picture of Elf Mug

Elf Mug

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 Light Blush to elf’s face.
  3. Add a little Paprika Red to Light Blush, mix and paint two circles on cheeks. Let dry.
  4. Paint some diluted Neon Blue in eyes. Let dry.
  5. Using Liner brush, paint fine line around the blue and pupil with Black and also a fine line in mouth.
  6. Brush three coats Dark Ginger to hair. Let dry.
  7. Brush three coats Paprika Red to top rim of hat and collar. Let dry.
  8. Brush three coats Bright Kiwi to bottom area of collar, to handle and base of cup. Let dry.
  9. Stilt mug on kiln shelf and fire to cone 06.
  10. If desired, brush a coat of Pure Brilliance to cup.  Dry, stilt and re-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