Painting espresso cups

Porcelain espresso cups in cool black and white

Simple patterns in black and white can create a subtle yet stylish and practical effect on espresso cups (black for the espresso and white for the milk). Because the brush tip of the edding porcelain brushpen is so versatile, it’s easy to create fine lines and broad brush strokes, not to mention dots, dashes and block stripe patterns. Even short inscriptions work very well on porcelain. Just let your creativity run free and in no time at all you’ll have a complete set of stylish cups to compliment your kitchenware!

When you’ve finished decorating, leave the paint to dry for a short time before baking the cups in a preheated oven. Once baked, the pattern will be fixed and dishwasher-safe. Oh, and don’t forget: hand-painted espresso cups also make a great last-minute gift!

Special gifts
Porcelain brush pens
Porcelain and ceramic
Easy peasy
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Products and materials

Other materials

  • White porcelain espresso cups or oven-proof ceramic
  • Water and methylated spirits for initial cleaning
  • A damp cloth or cotton buds to wipe off any mistakes
  • A conventional oven

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