7.12.2012

Baked Sharpie - Pinterest Pass or Fail

So, I came across this pin about using items from the dollar store to write on with Sharpie.  The pin claimed you could draw on a ceramic plate or mug with Sharpie then bake at 150 degrees for 30 minutes and the image would be permanent - no need to buy those pricey paint pens! Woot?


I was a little skeptical, so I just used an old mug I had around the house and tried it out.

The colored Sharpies didn't work at all and rubbed off in the first washing.

The black Sharpie adhered better but still showed some wear after one washing.

Darn...

I guess I have to give this one a fail...

Tried any Pins lately?



37 comments :

  1. I pinned that one too-guess I'll skip it. I don't get why people exaggerate the success of their projects.

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  2. Thanks for testing this! I've had trouble finding the porcelain pens lately as they've been discontinued at my two craft shops. I need to go to the art supply store but had read this and planned to try it first! You saved me the trouble! Good test!!

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  3. I have a plate wall. One night, I grabbed my fine tip sharpie and wrote on a plain white one that I wanted to hang up. Granted I didn't bake it, but when I went to wipe off my pencil line guides, the entire plate wiped clean ~ sharpie and all. Bummer ~ I re-did it the next day with a sharpie paint marker (http://ordinarymiraclesoflife.blogspot.com/2012/05/creating-plate-with-meaning.html) So much better!

    And here's the link to some pin reviews I posted yesterday:
    http://ordinarymiraclesoflife.blogspot.com/2012/07/ready-for-my-opinions.html

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  4. Thanks for saving so many of us the trouble of doing this. I wonder if it would work with the Bic Mark-it pens?

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    1. Nope...I just tried one of those this am....maybe bake at a higher temp???

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  5. Did you hand wash or use the dishwasher? The tutorials I have seen on this do specify that the dish will have to be hand wash only or that will happen.

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  6. I saw bake at 350, wonder if that would make a difference.

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    1. I tried this today and different degrees of baking and it was a total fail. Nothing we tried worked. We were disappointed!

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    2. I am so annoyed at Sharpie because I really think they have been pushing this idea out there to crafters to take it viral. Total fail for me. Be warned, people.

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  7. I saw bake at 350, wonder if that would make a difference.

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  8. We did this and baked at 350. Failed also :(

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  9. We tried this as well, but baked at 350. Failed :( to bad because it was a cute idea

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  10. I baked 20 mins at 350 and it rubbed off : (

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  11. Did you use an OIL based sharpie?

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  12. My boy friends daughter made a coffee mug for him for a birthday gift and It turned out great! bake at 350 for 30 min.

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  13. Try to apply transparent nail polish over it, or some kind of transparent spray, it could help I think, I'll try next week!

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  14. Hmm, going to try it this weekend. Maybe I'll have to find different type of marker made for this type. Permanment marker didnt work?

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  15. Is there a sealer that can be applied to these plates? We just did 12 of them for presents and wanted to eat off of them

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  16. Others have said that it works at 450 for 30 min

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  17. I used a matte finish mug. Baked it for 30 min @ 350. Then taped the rim & paper to inside. Then sprayed the outside with krylon clear lacquer. So far so good. Maybe the finish on the mug makes a difference but I clear coated it just in case.

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  18. I also tried this and baked it at 350 degrees. I had done some test work on the back for rubbing purposes and yep comes right off with plain water! It took me such a long time to design the plate to begin with! I too was very disappointed!!!

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  19. wouldnt spraying a sealant (spray paint) to the mug make it unable to be actually used for food?

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  20. I had my son decorate some white mugs for presents for Christmas, and the one for me to test them out.. I didn't even wash it, after baking at 350 and cooling completely, I was just holding it and it came off on my hand. HUGE FAIL. Def. save yourself the trouble and get a porcelain paint pen if you want to do this.

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  21. FAIL. DOES NOT WORK if you use regular Sharpies (and some colors of regular Sharpies won't even hold fast under the heat, such as green and orange and purple). I did read elsewhere the "Paint Pen" Sharpie works but I have not tried that. On my attempt: Red held under the heat well, and black and blue. BUT you can smudge off the ink even after properly "baking" the plate, I scrubbed once or twice on a spot with wet paper towel (no soap) and it scrubbed right off. Sharpie wants to sell pens, so they are pushing this project to crafters but I wasted way too much time and money on this. Be warned.

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  22. I'm bummed b/c My kids just made 4 of these for Grandparents for Christmas. I've baked them at 350 for 30 minutes and I used BIC permanent markers. They are beautiful but useless. The paint scratches right off. I don't think it will matter what you wash them with, it's going to come off. Also, one of our "unique" colors (I think it was a bright pink) turned a silver/gray color. Oh well. On to the next DIY project ;)

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  23. I am baking these as I type this- and I plan to bake them for an hour!! I will certainly let you know what happens (as I am disappointed in what I have read ) :(

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  24. I made 3 for Christmas gifts; purchased plain white plates from the dollar store, drew on them with permanent sharpie markers of various colors, baked at 350 for 1 hour and they came out looking beautiful. I have since hand washed them and even used a baby wipe to wipe over them and they are still in perfect condition. Sorry so many others have had bad experiences.

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  25. Ive read ppl having success using oil based paint pens, after writing on itn let sit for 24 hrs before baking it. Put it in the oven before u turn it on bc it needs to heat and cool with the oven. Bake at 350 - 450 for 30 mins and leave it in there after u turn the oven off until the oven and dish is completely cool. Im trying this tonight on a black matte coffee cup and metallic pens. hope it works...

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  26. For some reason i thought you use plastic plates?

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  27. The problem is people are following the wrong pin. The one you did says 150 degrees, it requires at LEAST 300 degrees (recommended 350-400 degrees) for 30 minutes.....also you MUST let them cool completely before doing anything with them. We make these every year and the ones I made in 2005 have been through dishwasher/hand washing/eating etc and are still going strong (and I used just regular sharpies of all colors)...hope this help.

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  28. I read that you bake them at 350 degrees for half an hour.

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  29. I did this on ceramic plates with PAINT PENS and baked at 350 for 30 minutes. WORKED!

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  30. We just spent the better part of two hours decorating plates with sharpie paints, not to mention the three stores we had to go to in order to find the darn pens...Keeping my fingers crossed this will work!

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  31. I've used the regular colored sharpies, placed in a cool oven and baked at 350 for an hour. Let cool for 24 hrs. Worked great!! I'm going to test washing it in the dishwasher, but most likely will stay a hand wash only item.

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