I've been working on these lovely cow mugs for the last month! I told you all about my brainstorming process here. It took me a few more weeks of brainstorming to come up with a suitably cute idea.
I'm no good at drawing farm animals so this commission was a challenge for me! I went through many (poor) sketches of Moo Cows until I settled on this sketch.
First, I cleaned my mugs with Rubbing Alcohol, then I did a few coats of solid color on the bottom stripes (letting them dry overnight), then measured out my vertical stripes so that they would match up with an even repeat of colors. Then I sketched some Moo Cow faces onto my mugs and added some flowers!
Rubbing Alcohol is the perfect eraser for these oil based Sharpies. I'd highly recommend grabbing some if you want to take on a project like this.
I baked them up at 250° for two hours and Voila! This magical mug set was a commission and I have a few more in the works through April!
I might share more about my future mugs during the brainstorming period, but for now I'll let it be a mystery! They're gonna be super cute though! I'm excited!
I hope your Spring has been magical so far!
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