I like to drink out of special cups or glasses. I have been known to drink Koolaide out of a martini glass or Hawaiian Punch out of an ornate wine glass. So these are my special crafting glasses!
I started with cheap travel mugs I got at the Flower Factory in Dayton and some Quilting material.
I stamped DP Artworks Clio on typing paper. I wanted thin paper so it would accept the Mod Podge (MP)easily. 1st I applied the MP to the mug and then placed the pre-measured fabric. Added another coat of MP. Added the cut outs of Clio, then another coat of MP. I let things dry between layers. I outlined Clio in silver Krylon, in person it gives the mug a 3D look. Then I stamped an image of multiple profiles as a border. Then I used Diamond Glaze as my finishing coat. And since I like the 3D look from the paint pen I added some actual 3D effects over Clio's eyes and headwrap with the Diamond glaze. I find MP sticky to the touch even went dry, but since Diamond Glaze is costly I only use it as a top coat and then there is no stickiness. Because of the fabric the end result feels like leather. I added some generic Dew Drops that I got from Michael's in the floral department (much less costly). Clio Cup was actually the second cup I made, here is the first.
Have you ever had a beautiful piece of handmade paper that you would not use because then it would be gone? Well my solution to this was a Special Paper Special Cup! I pieced the paper on and then used my MP with the Diamond Glaze top coat and some more of the faux dew drops. This time I used Glitter MP although the picture doesn't show it. I was also careful to make sure the paper and fabric where completely sealed around the seams so they can survive washing.
Make some thing special today!
Edited: They are holding up well to washing, each has been washed by hand, fully submerged multiple times!