Name: Abby @ Trial & Error Creativity
Original Inspiration: http://www.thesweetestoccasion.com/2012/07/diy-sharpie-dinnerware/
What I Did: I knew what I was getting into when I started this. I had heard almost universally that this project was doomed. Besides, it sounds too good to be true. You’re telling me I can make whatever design I want using nothing but Sharpies, and all I need is to bake it for a little bit?
I decided that I’d have to go big or go home with this project: 400*? Try 450*. Thirty minutes? Try an hour and a half. I decided that I’d risk burning the porcelain (if such a thing is possible) to really, really, *really* bake the Sharpie in.
I should have known I was in for it when, after the porcelain was cool, I picked it up with damp hands, only to smudge some of the porcelain. I gave it the benefit of the doubt: maybe I had just smudged the excess Sharpie.
The benefit was squashed when I gave it a gentle cleansing with soap and water. No sponge, either — just my hands. Half of the design came off as a result. The above picture is the result of washing with a textured sponge. It came off completely when I put the pitcher into the washing machine.
Oh well — at least I still have a cute pitcher!
Blog Post Detailing The Experience: http://trialanderrorcreativity.blogspot.com/2013/01/pinterest-fail-baking-sharpies-onto.html
Next Time I Will: Buy porcelain paint, because this project does NOT work with Sharpies!