Someone gave this mug to me years ago as a coloring kit but the markers that came with it were water based (like Crayola) and would not stick to the surface. You think the company would know that. This was a time before brush alcohol markers and liquid alcohol ink. I tried using Sharpies but it left the surface really streaky. Fast forward YEARS later to using Brea Reese Alcohol Ink. Problem solved. I sprayed it with Krylon Clear UV-Resistant Clear Gloss and Krylon Acrylic Spray Paint Crystal Clear and now I have a colorful place to keep my pens.
If you try this, I wouldn't recommend using it as an actual mug to drink out of just because of the chemicals. Even though it does have a varnish, and you can find varnishes that are drink ware/dishwasher safe- it's still better to use these types of things for storage.
I will never claim to be a card maker because all mine end up being turned into art journal pages 😂 BUT I had to make one for a friend who brought me doughnuts and meals for entire week 🙌🏻 and she insists on homemade cards ❤️
I used some of this beautiful @mymomenta cardstock and stickers and die cuts! I stamped and watercolored the envelope to match 💖
-Momenta Peony Watercolor Cardstock
-Momenta Cut & Emboss Die-Border Flourish
-Simon Says Stamp Delicate Flowers Clear Stamps
-Ranger Letter It Clear Stamps, Thank You
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Cracked Pistachio
-Ranger Dyan Reaveley's Dylusions Clear Stamps, Borders
I found this wooden pineapple many moons ago at a yard sale. I painted it traditional pineapple colors when I was younger, even though I'm not a fan of pineapples- I just like painting stuff. I recently found it hanging out in a cabinet and all the colors had faded away with time so- time for a face lift! I used Brea Reese heavy body acrylics to cover with only one coat and sealed with clear varnish. Definitely worth the whole $.25 now!
Painted with Brea Reese Acrylic Paint
Here's another use for those magnets laying around if you're not into alphabet stamps (and a good way to use some of your stamps you may not use as much). These make great gifts for this little reminders you can post on the fridge or your workplace filing cabinet. Layout and paint the Scotch Packaging Re-Use Cover-Up Roll. Stamp your images and then cut around the edges. Put a layer of Mod Podge Sealer on top and your done! Simple as that!