Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Waiting on...a crafternoon before/after experiment


I love a good crafternoon, don't you?!  Over the holidays, my Pinterest feed had so many cute projects using oil based paint pens and I couldn't wait to try them out!

Here's just a few of my Pinspirations:
Valentine's Day was the perfect time for me to use these pinspirations for a little happy for a couple of friends.  I found the Sharpie paint pens at my local Michael's store and the coffee mugs at Wal-Mart.  This was a super easy craft and I knocked them out in no time. What do you think?  :)

But, I noticed after I put them in the oven that their colors drastically changed!  The top one started out red and pink and the bottom one was purple and red.  Crazy, huh?  So, I did a little before/after experiment with the markers that I had on hand so that you would know what colors your project will end up!
So, in case you ever paint with Sharpie oil based paint pens, just know that red turns into maroon, green turns into a more muted shade of green, pink becomes mauve, purple become pink, and silver stays silver!  I'm anxious to try out more colors and see what they turn out.

Have you ever used these paint pens for a craft project?  If so, share with me!  I would love to see what you make on your crafternoons!  :)

*don't forget to check out the encore edition of this posts here for more color before/afters!*

Have a blessed day!  Gig 'em and God bless!
Holly

You can check my FAVORITE link-ups page to find the awesome girlies I'm linking up with today.  Show them some LOVE! :)
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Thank you, Karissa from A Fresh Start, Jessica from Live Randomly Simple, and Victoria from Simplified Life for featuring my before/after crafternoon experiment!  Much love, girls!
A Fresh Start
Live Randomly Simple

20 comments:

  1. That's awesome....love a friend that will do the work for you! Of course this friend may never know the true color of my mugs since I have yet to bake them!! haha

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    1. :) Happy to help! I'm hoping to pick up a few more colors to see what they turn out too! I'll be ready for a new batch of projects when I find out the actual colors they turn in to!

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  2. Great to know, before I go buy them all. Thanks for the tips! I will probably stick to silver knowing it is tried and true. :)

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    1. Absolutely! I'm hoping to head back to Michael's soon and pick up a few more. Wondering if gold will stay the same after baking too... I'll let you know! :)

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  3. Thank you for sharing! I've wanted to try using paint pens but haven't gotten around to it. Good to know about the color change possibility! I found you linked up at Simply Inspired. :)

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    1. So glad you found me, Heather! Good luck with your project(s)! :)

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  4. This looks like a great craft to do with kids. I've bookmarked this for future reference. Thanks.

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    1. Glad you like it, Barbara! It's super easy and perfect for kiddos to do! Would make a great grandparents gift! Just put your sticker on (completely optional) and let them doodle away! Remove the sticker and then place in the oven. I baked my cups for 90 minutes at 400 degrees. You'll have to share your finished product with me!

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  5. Good to know! I just picked these up to do some mugs for an upcoming birthday and was wondering how I could test the colors before using them on the mug. Glad I found your post, so I have a point of reference. Thank you :)

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    1. Glad I could help, Maria! I'm hoping to grab some more colors so come back soon for more results! Have a super day!

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  6. Wow! That mug looks awesome. Got to get me some of those pens!

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    1. Thank you, Sarita! Looks like Michael's has them Buy One, Get the Second 50% off. That's a good deal, especially if you are buying multiple colors. They really are fun (and super easy!) to make! You'll have to share your finished product with me! Have a great weekend!

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  7. Oooh have not used paint pens yet but this looks great! Will give it a whirl. Thanks for sharing with the Monday #pinitparty. Have pinned :)

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  8. I love easy crafts! Especially since I am not crafty at all. These look super easy but look really nice. What did you for the letters, did you trace something, or how did you get them so perfect? I really think Im going to give this a shot.Thanks for sharing! #shinebloghop

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    1. Super duper easy!!! If you see a craft on my blog - I can assure you it's the easiest thing out there! :) For the letters, I just used large stickers, waited for the paint to dry, and then peeled it off! See - super duper easy! Give it a shot and then share with me! I would love to see your finished project!

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  9. What a wonderful and useful post. I will be pinning this for later. Thank you for stopping by and linking it to our Simply Inspired Wednesday's party - I hope you stop by Simplified Life tomorrow and share again. ~Victoria

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    1. Thank you, Victoria! I've got part 2 coming tomorrow! I couldn't believe how many people were interested in this so I tried a few more colors! I'll link it up tomorrow! Thanks for hosting!

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  10. This is so great! I want to do so many sharpie projects because everything looks so cute on pinterest. However, I know I would be the one to misspell a word, or a make an oval instead of a circle. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Sharon - you should SO try it! I promise it's super duper easy and no worries if you make a mistake - a little rubbing alcohol acts as an eraser and you get an instant do over! You'll have to share your projects with me!!!

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