Picture of Mr. & Mrs. Mugs

Mr. & Mrs. Mugs

Here’s a great wedding or show gift idea that the lucky couple will sure to treasure for many years to come. Give them a twist of formality by adding some red to the black and white theme. But to avoid any bickering over whose is whose give them their own ID with the married couple’s new titles of Mr. and Mrs.


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


  1. Wipe mugs with damp sponge to remove bisque dust. 
  2. Freehand “MR.” and “MRS.” on sheet of tracing paper. 
  3. Position tracing paper on upper part of mug where desired and transfer to mugs.
  4. MR. MUG: Use Liner brush to paint around “MR.” with Black and paint remainder of cup including handle and base, except leaving inside of heart and flat area at bottom. Leave inside of mug white. Let dry.
  5. Repeat painting with two more coats of Black. Let dry.
  6. Paint three coats Neon Red to inside of heart and flat area below heart. Let dry between coats.
  7. MRS. MUG: Use Liner brush to paint “MRS.” in black. Let dry and repeat with two more coats. Let dry.
  8. Paint three coats Neon Red to inside of heart and flat area below heart. Let dry between coats.
  9. Stilt “MR.” mug and dry foot “MRS.” (place directly on kiln shelf) and fire to cone 06.
  10. Brush two coats Pure Brilliance to inside “MR.” mug and inside of letters. Let dry.
  11. Brush two coats of same to entire “MRS.” mug. Let dry.
  12. Stilt both mugs on kiln shelf 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.