herringbone art

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start with :: canvas (already painted on), white paint, painters tape (or washi tape), paintbrush

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cover canvas with tape in herringbone pattern

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paint over entire canvas with white paint (i used two coats)

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after paint dries, peel away tape to reveal design

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hang & enjoy!!

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DIY sharpie mugs

i’m sure you’ve seen these little gems floating around the cyber-world. the Do It Yourself sharpie mug works of art.

well i’m here to tell you friends, that these puppies really are as simple as they say. do you have permanmet markers? do you have ceramic dish ware of any sort ? do you have an oven?

 great. let’s get started.

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i found these little stackable mugs at the one-and-only ThriftTown on Mission street, if you’re familiar with the SF Bay Area. they were 10 cents each and i’m not kidding. if you know anything about me, know that i love a good bargain. i bought them last year and they have been waiting patiently for the perfect project. when the month struck februrary, i was in the mood for lovin and felt these mugs had waited patiently long enough. their time had come.

i had 5 of them left, so i wrote out LOVE and put some hearts on the last one. the good news is, if you mess up you can use a strong cleaner to remove the sharpie before you bake them (and if you use a strong cleaner with steel wool, you can remove the design even after you bake them) in case you are worried about messing up, or if you get bored easily like me.

one thing that made this project ‘difficult’ is that i have a thing with writing on slanted surfaces. i find it extremely difficult to write on anything i cannot push flat onto the table. meh. i got over that, and here’s how they turned out.

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