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Something's Brewing Tea Infuser Mug

Add some stylish stripes to this unique piece. The 3-in-1 tea infuser brews a cozy cup of perfect tea and looks good while doing it. 

  1. Wipe mug, lid and infuser with damp sponge to remove bisque dust.
  2. Brush two coats of Pure Brilliance to inside and outside of infuser piece. When dry, make sure holes are open. You can use toothpick to push out any excess glaze that may be closing holes. Let dry.
  3. For the mug, lightly draw guidelines with pencil from top of mug to bottom. Begin by dividing cup in half, then quarters and eighths.
  4. For the lid, draw pencil lines on round, flat top.
  5. Pour a little Neon Blue into the Applicator bottle. Attach Applicator with tip and begin making lines from top of cup to bottom following pencil lines. Repeat with lines on top of lid.
  6. Pour excess paint back into bottle and rinse out Applicator bottle and tip.
  7. Pour some Neon Chartreuse into bottle and make lines next to the Neon Blue lines and leaving space for the Dark Wine color. Repeat with lid.
  8. Rinse out bottle and tip and pour some Dark Wine into bottle. Draw lines in remaining spaces of mug and lid.  Set aside to dry.
  9. Brush three coats of Neon Blue to lid, handle and bottom of mug. Let dry.
  10. Stilt mug on kiln shelf and fire to cone 06.
  11. Pour some Pure Brilliance inside mug, roll around to coat sides and pour out remaining glaze in clean container. Repeat with underside of lid. Let dry.
  12. Brush one coat to top of lid, outside of mug and bottom. Let dry.
  13. Stilt all pieces 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:


Miscellaneous:

  • Potter's sponge
  • Container for water
  • Foil or foam plate for palette
  • Paper towels
  • Pencil
  • Toothpicks
  • Precision Decorator™ Applicator