To build up my jewellery storage, I've been looking for some small bowls with designs on the inside: geometric, bold but fairly delicate, simple and not too distracting. Not too much to ask?
I very rarely find the things I imagine in my head, so during my [what seems to be] monthly trip to IKEA, I found these small white bowls and had an experiment to see how easy it would be to create my own using the famous 'Sharpie Mug' technique, but on a slightly different scale:
...all I needed were scissors, washi tape and a Sharpie:
I went for a gold and white triangle pattern, easily created by cutting shapes from the washi tape and sticking in a [fairly] random pattern to cover the inside of the bowl:
Once I had completed the pattern, I began to colour in the white spaces in lines with the Sharpie:
...continuing until I reached the brim of the bowl:
...and finishing with a free-hand [so not the straightest] line around the top:
Leave the pen to dry for a while. It wont take long, but after all the work, it's not worth risking smudging the ink, so have a cuppa before removing all the washi tape to reveal the pattern:
The pattern of the ink is still visible and the lines aren't necessarily the most crisp, but I really like
the 'handmade' quality of the finished look. The next experiment will be to try the same technique
with washi tape, but cover the inside with ceramic paint.
I filled it with my fanciest jewellery and it can now sit pretty amongst my
see you next time x