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Lovely Mugs

Perfect for the ones you love this Valentine’s Day, it’s hard not to gush over these adorable mugs. Bright Concepts colors and lots of dots make these custom mugs a lovely gift from the heart.


1. Wipe mugs with damp sponge to remove bisque dust.

2. Create letters on paper and cut out. Trace letters on shelf paper and cut out.

3. Remove backing from letters and affix one to center of each mug. Press around all edges to make sure they are sealed.

4. Pour small puddles of each color of paint on palette.

5. Working with one color at a time, dip tip of Stylus into each color and make dots around letter and up against the stencil. Continue making layers of dots expanding out around the letters as shown. Let dry.

6. Remove letter cutouts from mugs.

7. Place mugs on kiln shelf and fire to cone 06. 

8. Brush two coats of Pure Brilliance onto each mug (entire mug).

9. Stilt 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:


  • Foil or foam plate for palette
  • Paper towels
  • Pencil
  • Clear adhesive-backed shelf paper
  • Craft knife or scissors
  • Container for water
  • Potter's sponge