Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Happy Talk Like a Pirate Day!


Ahoy me maties!  It is arr-guably th' best shore leave in Septemb-arr it is Talk Like a Pirate Day!  This fantastic shore leave has been around fer 10 years.  Ye can learn all about it at th' Official website. Or translate ye speech into scurvy pirate speak at th' scurvy pirate translator.

In celebration of this festive holiday I just wanted to share a project from last Christmas.  The fantastic and wonderful home decorated mug!  Christmas time is always a fun time to try out some new crafts.  After running across some fun Halloween plates and decorative plates I set off to create my own. 

Tracking down the right pens were a bit tricky so check out dickblick or Cheap Joe's.  I just drew on my design using a wet paper towel to remove any stray pen marks or mistakes.  Mine look homemade but I liked the look.  You can use painters tape to help keep things straight if you want a more polished look.

Let dry overnight for 24 hours then bake at 300 degrees for 30 minutes to set.  I have read that the pens are food safe and that they are not so I just went with designs that would not have food contact. 

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  1. These are fabulous and SO MUCH FUN!!!

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    1. They are! I am glad you like them!

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  2. Happy talk like a pirate day to you too!! Makes me laugh!
    I love the project. So fun and creative. I am thinking of making candle holders like that. Using a silver pen on glass. I will let you know how it turns out!

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    1. Oh that sounds like fun! You can also get the paint in pots which might be easier to use if you wanted to paint on a design instead of drawing it.

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  3. Uncle "Captain" Glenn likes the mug too!

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