Learn how to transfer images onto mugs—plus other unique techniques.

If you’re a creative type, you’re likely surrounded by drawings and doodles. Or, maybe you’re a parent who wants to turn children’s sketches into lasting memories. Whatever the case, this lesson will help you make your memories last!

Visual artist Paula Coop McCroory will help you transfer your favorite images onto ceramic mugs—making your morning coffee all the more delightful.

What You’ll Learn

This class will cover three techniques for creating imaginative memory mugs,
which are great to give as gifts or to keep in your own kitchen cupboards.

In this lesson, Paula will show you how to:

  1. Transfer a drawing onto your ceramic mug
  2. Create a mini-story with a series of drawings
  3. Add your favorite colors using a nail polish color wash

What You’ll Need

  • Ceramic mugs
  • Your sketches or children’s drawings
  • Soft lead pencils (Paula prefers 3b)
  • Tracing paper
  • Porcelain pens in various colors
  • Paint brushes
  • Palette
  • Nail polish in various colors
  • Nail polish remover
  • Cotton balls
  • Skewers
  • Scissors
  • Rubber gloves
  • Sponge
  • Water
  • Tray for water
  • Vinegar
  • Rag

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Your Instructor

Paula Coop McCrory

I’m Paula—a visual curator with a love of Pinterest. I’m the mother of three boys, have 4.4 million followers, and find inspiration through art, color, texture and design. I’d love to help you create something beautiful—and I promise you’ll have plenty of fun along the way. Watch my profile here!


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What currency are the courses in?
All courses are in US Dollars.
What if I have a question about the course?
Let us know at [email protected]!