Hey guys! So lately, I’ve been seeing these heat sensitive mugs everywhere, and I think they are an amazing thing to make it yourself. They are also the perfect gift, so I hope you like them.
Start off by searching and printing an 8 bit heart design, cut it out and use it to outline the shape onto your mug with a pencil, you can also free hand this, but I find it easier this way.
Then go over with a porcelain marker or a marker suitable for mugs. Keep carefully completing the design until you finish with the black outline. To paint the red part, I’m using this porcelain paint so just go ahead and paint your red part with something that is designed to paint in porcelain or mugs.
For the second design, I free handed the design using a picture as a guide. Don’t worry if you make any mistake, you can clean it up easily with a q-tip and some alcohol. After finishing your design, fill the inside of the gauge with red paint.
Now follow the instructions of your paint and markers and bake the mugs to seal the design if they need so.
To make the color changing effect, I’m using this heat sensitive pigment, that as always I found on eBay,
and I will mix it with some ceramic varnish.
Just place a little bit of the pigment and a little bit of the varnish and mix it well. The consistency must be something similar to ink. Make sure it’s pretty opaque but not too thick.
And finally just paint over the red parts of your design. And remember, It’s much better to apply two thin coats instead of a thick one. Let it dry for at least 10 hours.
So, as you can see, it works amazing. The pigment doesn’t become completely transparent, but it works perfectly fine for these kind of designs. The effect obviously is not permanent, it goes back to black once it completely cools down, which takes like 20 minutes. And you can also pour some cold water to fasten this process.
And that’s it!!
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