Buy some white ceramic mugs or dig out a few plain teacups from the back of the cupboard. Practise drawing the outline of your design on a notepad. When you feel confident, copy it on to your cup using a water-based porcelain paint pen. Simple monochrome illustrations can look really effective, but if you’re feeling adventurous, try adding another colour. Once you’ve finished, follow the instructions on your pen to fix the design. Then you can start using and washing it like any other!
‘Drinking coffee from a mug I’ve illustrated
myself makes my mornings feel special’
Mili, IKEA co-worker, Prague
Photography Lina Ikse Styling Pernilla Warnhammar