A fellow blogger made a hand decorated Christmas cup using Sharpies. It looked like a fun and easy thing to make. I didn’t have a plain white cup or mug. I substituted.
Since I didn't think I had any colored sharpie pens here (I supposed they were left at the place in SC) I used Sharpie highlighters - on a Corelle dinner plate! I had 12 plain white dinner plates and never use them all at one time anymore so one was sacrificed for my craziness.
I scribbled on it like the plastic plate I have kept that one of my sons made at age 4 in 1972. I wasn't really serious about my design at all. After baking in a 350° oven for half an hour and cooling in the oven, the end result was failure! Only the pink and the orange colors remained. I put it on the bottom of the stack in the cupboard and quit. Well, "never give up" is one of my quirks, I guess. This morning I put on my thinking cap, went digging in my craft stuff AND FOUND three old colored permanent Sharpies! I then took out the plate from the bottom of that stack and started over, right on top of the old “art.”
I should have taken a picture before baking it this time. It was at first very colorful. After baking, it was muted and I couldn't tell the green scribbles(design?) from the blue ones. The upshot is that it will do. I need to rethink.
Not to worry about losing more color in the dishwasher. I’m the dishwasher.
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