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Painted Coffee Cup

By: Chris ThorntonDeason
Chris ThorntonDeason
Chris ThorntonDeason

Chris Thornton-Deeson has always felt her artistic ability was greatly influenced by being raised in Alaska. It was dark when she went to school and dark when she came home. Being one of three children in a very small house, her mother always kept her and her siblings “occupied” at the kitchen table with a variety of art projects—this, her mother claims, saved her sanity.

She also feels that much of her ability is inherited. A display of artwork painted by five generations—with pieces from her grandmother, grandfather, mother, and children—adorns the walls of her living room. 

Chris worked for Delta for 15 years as a Royal ambassador. She has written 42 painting books and numerous articles. 

A painted coffee cup such as these is the perfect gift for a close friend or loved one this holiday.
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Skill Level: Intermediate
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Supplies

Delta Ceramcoat ® Select Multi-Surface Acrylic Paint - Satin - White, 2 oz.
Item #04000
Ceramcoat Select allows for painting on almost any surface: glass, ceramic, wood, tin, fabric, rigid plastic, and much more. Available in 40 proven and trend-right colors, Ceramcoat Select Multi-Surface Satin Paint has the highest quality satin finish available.

$1.99

Delta Ceramcoat ® Select Multi-Surface Acrylic Paint - Satin - Fire Red, 2 oz.
Item #04005
Ceramcoat Select allows for painting on almost any surface: glass, ceramic, wood, tin, fabric, rigid plastic, and much more. Available in 40 proven and trend-right colors, Ceramcoat Select Multi-Surface Satin Paint has the highest quality satin finish available.

$1.99

Delta Ceramcoat ® Select Multi-Surface Acrylic Paint - Satin - Barn Red, 2 oz.
Item #04006
Ceramcoat Select allows for painting on almost any surface: glass, ceramic, wood, tin, fabric, rigid plastic, and much more. Available in 40 proven and trend-right colors, Ceramcoat Select Multi-Surface Satin Paint has the highest quality satin finish available.

$1.99

Delta Ceramcoat ® Select Multi-Surface Acrylic Paint - Satin - Tangelo, 2 oz.
Item #04008
Ceramcoat Select allows for painting on almost any surface: glass, ceramic, wood, tin, fabric, rigid plastic, and much more. Available in 40 proven and trend-right colors, Ceramcoat Select Multi-Surface Satin Paint has the highest quality satin finish available.

$1.99

Delta Ceramcoat ® Select Multi-Surface Acrylic Paint - Satin - Harvest Gold, 2 oz.
Item #04013
Ceramcoat Select allows for painting on almost any surface: glass, ceramic, wood, tin, fabric, rigid plastic, and much more. Available in 40 proven and trend-right colors, Ceramcoat Select Multi-Surface Satin Paint has the highest quality satin finish available.

$1.99

Delta Ceramcoat ® Select Multi-Surface Acrylic Paint - Satin - North Sea, 2 oz.
Item #04019
Ceramcoat Select allows for painting on almost any surface: glass, ceramic, wood, tin, fabric, rigid plastic, and much more. Available in 40 proven and trend-right colors, Ceramcoat Select Multi-Surface Satin Paint has the highest quality satin finish available.

$1.99

Delta Ceramcoat ® Select Multi-Surface Acrylic Paint - Satin - Seafoam, 2 oz.
Item #04021
Ceramcoat Select allows for painting on almost any surface: glass, ceramic, wood, tin, fabric, rigid plastic, and much more. Available in 40 proven and trend-right colors, Ceramcoat Select Multi-Surface Satin Paint has the highest quality satin finish available.

$1.99

Delta Ceramcoat ® Select Multi-Surface Acrylic Paint - Satin - Chestnut, 2 oz.
Item #04034
Ceramcoat Select allows for painting on almost any surface: glass, ceramic, wood, tin, fabric, rigid plastic, and much more. Available in 40 proven and trend-right colors, Ceramcoat Select Multi-Surface Satin Paint has the highest quality satin finish available.

$1.99

Folkart ® Brush Sets - Artist Variety Set, 10 pc.
Item #50536
Assortment of brushes from small to large makes it easy to paint any art project!

$7.99

Other Supplies
2 Ceramic Go Cups (ours came from Michaels)
Assorted Brushes: No. 14 Flat brushes and 5/0 Script liner brushes
Palette Paper or foam plate
Paper towels
Brush basin or container for water
Tracing paper
Transfer paper
Stylus
Painters tape or stencil tape
Soft lint-free cloth
Rubbing alcohol

Instructions

Preparation Instructions

  1. Thoroughly wash the ceramic cups with soap and warm water.  Rinse well, and allow to dry.
  2. Moisten paper towel or lint-free cloth with rubbing alcohol.  Thoroughly wipe cups to remove remaining dust, dirt, grease and soap film.
  3. Trace pattern onto tracing paper.
  4. Tape pattern to cups and neatly transfer the ornament patterns using transfer paper and a stylus. 

Painting Instructions

Turquoise Ornaments

  1. Create a color mix of equal parts Seafoam and North Sea.
  2. Apply one coat of this mixture to the turquoise ornaments using a No. 14 flat brush. 
  3. Paint the ornament caps and strings Harvest Gold then allow your undercoated areas to thoroughly dry for several hours.
    • TIP:  If you do not allow adequate dry time, the undercoat may lift.
  4. If needed, reapply undercoat until ornaments are opaque.
  5. Using a No. 14 flat brush, float North Sea shadows across the bottom of all three ornaments.
  6. Highlight the ornament center with a circular Seafoam float.
  7. Neatly transfer all detail pattern lines on ornaments using transfer paper and a stylus.
  8. Using a 5/0 script liner loaded with thinned White, paint over the detail snowflake pattern lines on each ornament.
  9. Still using the 5/0 script liner, paint over the swirl pattern lines with Fire Red.
  10. The third ornament is accented with Harvest Gold brush strokes using the No. 1 liner brush.
  11. Float a Chestnut shadow across the bottom of the ornament caps.
  12. Accent the top of the ornament caps with a mix of equal parts of White and Harvest Gold.

Red Ornaments

  1. Apply one coat of Fire Red to all ornaments on the second cups.
  2. Paint the ornament caps and strings Harvest Gold then allow your undercoated areas to thoroughly dry for several hours.
    • TIP:  If you do not allow adequate dry time, the undercoat may lift.
  3. If needed, reapply undercoat until ornaments are opaque.
  4. Using a No. 14 flat brush, float Barn Red shadows across the bottom of all three ornaments.
  5. Highlight the ornament centers with a circular Tangelo float.
  6. Neatly transfer all detail pattern lines on ornaments using transfer paper and a stylus.
  7. Using a 5/0 script liner loaded with thinned White, paint over the detail snowflake pattern lines on each ornament.
  8. Still using the 5/0 script liner, paint over the swirl pattern lines with Seafoam.
  9. The third ornament is accented with Harvest Gold brush strokes using the No. 1 liner brush.
  10. Float a Chestnut shadow across the bottom of the ornament caps.
  11. Accent the top of the ornament caps with a mix of equal parts of White and Harvest Gold.
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Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

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