Paint cups – DIY with the new PINTOR pens from Pilotpen
slowly this sad, grey weather really gets on my nerves, so I’ve been thinking about a solutuion: How could one spend such a cold, wet day better than at home, cuddled in a blanket with a warm tea and kitschy films? All right, maybe if you do just that in pairs, with your best friend, with your sister or maybe with your boyfriend.
But there is something else that I like to do on such days: DIY projects. I love turning on the music and letting my creativity run wild. Especially before Christmas or birthday parties I am in my element. But even if there’s nothing to do, Pinterest is always a great source of inspiration 😉
Two completely different activities for sad days that don’t fit together, do they?
Together with Pilot Pen’s new DIY PINTOR pencils, I would like to show you today that both are a perfect match.
Tea Time – My PINTOR DIY Project
A warm tea is certainly part of such a cosy afternoon. Anyone can buy cups – but individual cups? So I decided to design my purchased cups individually. Thanks to the new Pintor pencils, this is super easy and super fast.
Whatever you need:
- – 2 cups of your choice
- – your favourite PINTOR colors
- – your choice of lettering
- – a soft pencil, a white colored pencil
- – an oven
- – a fixing spray
Step by step instruction – paint cups with PINTOR pencils
Step 1: The lettering
Think about what you want on the cups. If you are not a calligraphy talent like me, you can write your text in a text editor of your choice. It is only important that you mirror the text at the end.
Also pay attention to the size and shape of your cup – the stronger the curve, the harder it gets later 😉
Now all you have to do is print and cut the text. Cut generously around your text.
Step 2: The Transfer
Well, how does the lettering get on the cup? Quite simply! Paint the (mirrored!) Lettering with a soft pencil. For black or dark cups a white colored pencil is better suited. It’s best to repaint the font twice – better safe than sorry 😉
Now attach your paper to the cup with some Tesa. Make sure that the described side lies flat on the cup and does not stick the Tesa over your writing. All you see now is a white paper sticking to your cup.
Now you start to paint with the soft pencil over the paper. Apply a firm pressure, because this will transfer the writing to the cup. Once you have painted over all the text areas, you can carefully remove the paper and voilà – here is your perfect template.
Step 3: Painting
Now all you have to do is choose your favorite colors from the PINTOR color range and follow the text that has been copied. Of course, you can also combine colors to create a few highlights. It is only important to shake the pens before using them. Even a short sample text on paper can’t hurt. If you make a mistake or just want to try something – no problem, because all colors are still washable with water.
Smaller mistakes can be corrected easily with wet cotton swabs 😉 So allow your creativity free bent and dare to try something.
Of course, the colors should not be washed off every time you rinse. This is why the cups are now placed in the oven at 220 degrees Celsius for 40 minutes to fix the colors. Depending on the thickness of the ceramic, it may take a little longer or shorter.
Now all you have to do is let your artwork cool down and your personal cups are ready for a cosy, cuddly time on dull days.
Quick Tipp: A fixing spray is the perfect finish for your awesome work.
With this fast DIY you will not only pass the time during this weather, but you will also put a smile on your guests’ faces.
With the Pintor pencils you can not only paint cups, but also various other materials and objects – real all-rounders, so to speak. At the same time, you can also choose between two strengths and so implement all your ideas, no matter whether very filigree or rather flat, quite simply. So there are no limits to your creativity.