For the leaves, select gloss paint markers in two or more colours. In our example, we used pastel rose (colour code 138) and pastel green (137).
Before using a gloss paint marker, you need to activate it: shake the marker vigorously with the cap still on; remove the cap, place the nib on absorbent paper and pump it up and down a few times until ink appears in the nib. Now you’re ready to get started. And when you’ve finished, always store the marker horizontally.
Start by drawing the outline of the first leaf; it can be shaped like a small water droplet. If you’re working with several colours, always let one colour dry briefly before continuing with the next.
Now colour in the leaf, leaving out the leaf veins, as they can stay the same colour as your mug.
Continue drawing leaves of different sizes until the mug is covered in colourful pastel foliage. Your new travel accessory is finished – enjoy!
Products and materials
- Plastic insulated cup in a dark colour
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