Everyone found a mug of their choice. There were three different shapes and sizes. I told everyone the could use Sharpies as long as they didn’t put it near the lip of the mug or on the inside. I shared the doily stencil idea, and demonstrated how to tape the stencils onto the mugs. Then everyone went for it. Some folks used just Sharpies, others used just acrylics, and still more used a combination of the two. I let them all dry, baked them at 350 for 30 minutes, and then let them cool. The Sharpies ran until they dried, FYI.
Take a look at a few of our finished products. I used a Sharpie to paint my mug, but kept the marker clear of the area where my mouth would be. You can see the pattern the doily made on a few of the mugs above and below.
Some of the mugs that were totally covered in acrylic needed to be glazed after baking. They ended up with a rough, dry finish. The Sharpied mugs and mugs with smaller patches of paint looked great after being baked. If you make these as a gift, be sure to let the recipient know that they need to be hand washed.