Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Waiting on...a crafternoon before/after experiment - encore edition!

Last week I posted about my fun crafternoon of using oil based paint pens and got such a fun response (THANK YOU!) that I went out and grabbed some more paint pens to give you an encore edition!  :)

Before I get to the results, let me start by saying - like you, I'm just a crafter.  I see all these wonderful ideas on Pinterest and can't wait to try them out.  These are my results. Probably not the best - and probably not the worst - but they are mine.  So, here's round two of the before/after experiment with Sharpie oil based paint pens!  :)

For a little Valentine happy, I made these mugs for a couple of friends.  I found the Sharpie paint pens (make sure you grab the oil based ones) at my local Michael's store and the coffee mugs at Wal-Mart.  This was a super easy and FUN craft that I was able to knock out in no time.  Aren't they cute?!  :)
But, I noticed after I put them in the oven (400 degrees for 90 minutes*) 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!

*I've seen all different temperatures/times - this is the one I decided to go with.

You can see my original post here.  And here are the results from round two...
And in case you ever use these colors, just know that aqua turns into mint, orange turns into mauve, yellow turns to a more muted shade of yellow, black stays black, and gold stays gold but loses it's shiny texture.  If I come across any more colors, I'll give them a try and let you know!

Here's a handy little reference chart so you have an idea of how your projects will turn out! :)
I checked with my friends that received the mugs and the dots are all still there (phew!). One has only hand washed hers and the other has washed hers in the top rack of her dishwasher with no problems.  I would recommend hand washing - just to be sure!

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

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

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    1. Haha! I'm sure they would just shake their head and do that weird laugh where you know someone is thinking, "this girl is cray cray!". :)

  2. This caught my eye on Inspiration Spotlight Link up today!

  3. This looks like a fun project. Who knew the colors would change SO drastically. That's really interesting! Thanks for sharing on Momma Told Me. We hope you'll come back and share more!


    1. It really surprised me! I expected the colors to fade a bit but to completely change colors?! It was still fun and I'm on the lookout for more fun ways to use the oil based paint pens! Thanks for hosting the link up - I'll definitely be back!

  4. WOW! These sharpies and their capabilities are AWESOME! I didn't know they made these types- thanks for writing about them and linking up to the #ShineBlogHop!

    1. Aren't they fun?! And, thanks for co-hosting the SHINE blog hop! One of my favorites!


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