I have sort of been obsessing over water colors for the past few months. I have been finding any and every way to use them (I even started painting a few little floral wreaths and did a print on my etsy shop, here). So yeah. A little water color obsessed, to say the least. I decided to try watercolors on some plain mugs, and I really am pleased with the subtle whimsical look. I pulled up some inspiration on my intel tablet and went from there (I tell you, this little device comes in handy for so much!) I love that it is so light weight, and I can carry it from one room to the next. My lap top is a little more cumbersome and the battery dies so fast so if I use that I am trying to tote it, plus the charger around which is a pain. Honestly, not sure what I did before I had this tablet! So what do you do? Grab some enamel paint (nope, sorry, actual water colors will not cut it for this project!), your mug or other item ( I also did some ring dishes), paintbrush and set your oven to 350 degrees.
Add some paint to a water cup, and dilute until you get the shade you desire. I wanted a really light pink so I used quite a bit of water on my brush.
Next, dab the brush on your cup. I liked adding more water and turning my cup around, letting the water do the work of moving the paint around. I had to blow on it a couple of times which gave me the spidery looking paint you see in the photo below. In the end, I added more water to create a more washed look.
Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes, and bam! Done!