▶ DIY mug painting. - by yoyosays RAWR on YouTube; Use rubbing alcohol or nail varnish remover to clean mugs; it gets oils off the mug. Then when you draw, then bake, it will stay put. Use an oil based Sharpie, a ceramic pen or porcelain pen, or enamel paint. These will have more staying power than a regular Sharpie. Do 2-3 layers of ink or paint to keep the design opaque & give it even MORE staying power.