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Alcohol Ink Mugs

Give your favorite coffee mug a marbled effect with help from Mod Podge Alcohol Inks. This is an easy and fun project for adding color to your morning routine or to make and give as a gift.

At a Glance:

Project #16004 Skill Level: Intermediate

This project features these great brands:

  • Mod Podge Decoupage Finishes and Formulas Logo
supplies

Plaid Supplies

Mod Podge ® Alcohol Ink Set - Beach Please, 2 pc. - 25285

Number Needed: 1 $7.99
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Mod Podge ® Alcohol Ink Set - Fun Brights, 2 pc. - 25286

Number Needed: 1 $7.99
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Mod Podge ® Alcohol Ink Set - Galaxy, 2 pc. - 25287

Number Needed: 1 $7.99
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Mod Podge ® Dishwasher Safe Gloss, 8 oz. - CS15059

Number Needed: 1 $8.99
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Other Supplies

  • 2 Ceramic Coffee Mugs
  • Isopropyl alcohol
  • Dropper
  • Gloves
  • Plastic drop cloth

instructions

 

  1. Protect your surface with drop cloth.   
  2. Only use the blues and green in the alcohol ink sets for the first mug.
  3. Use the Galaxy Alcohol Ink Set for the second mug.
  4. Start an inch from the top of the coffee mug.  Hold the mug upright and just begin applying the inks to the mug allowing it to run down the mug.  To add more interest to the mug you can drop some of the isopropyl alcohol onto the inks. 
  5. Continue step 2 until the desired look is achieved.
  6. Wipe the top with the alcohol and then add Dishwasher Safe Mod Podge on top of the inks.  Make sure the Mod Podge is an inch from the top of the coffee mug.

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Related FAQs

Decorated candles using Mod Podge ® or Royal Coat ® Decoupage Finish are meant for decorative purposes and not for illumination. Many of the decorations would catch fire and be hazardous if the candle were burned. However, if you are using a wide pillar candle and the decorations do not go to the top of the candle, it can be burned down slightly to create a well, then a votive candle inserted into the well. A new votive candle can be inserted when the old one is finished. Use extreme caution and good judgment when burning candles that have been decorated.
First check to see if the napkin is 2 ply. If so, separate and lay aside. Brush Mod Podge directly on the your surface. Carefully place the printed napkin on the surface and lightly blot down with a dampened sponge. Start blotting in the center and work to the edge. Once it is in place, let dry. After about 30 minutes lightly apply a top coat of Mod Podge.
  1. Apply a coat of Mod Podge® to the inside of the form and allow to dry slightly. Place the Napkin design where desired and gently rub it flat with your thumb.
  2. Cover the image with a second very thin coat of Mod Podge®, beginning in the center and brushing out. Allow to dry thoroughly.
  3. Add special sponging or spouncing effects, as desired, around the design and let dry.
  4. Paint the whole inside with a light color of FolkArt® Acrylic Colors. If you want to use a darker color inside, first paint around the Napkin design with a light color, let dry and then add the darker color.

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