This takes my breathe away!!!! Footprint Manger: use ceramic paints you find at the craft store (Hobby Lobby) and then fire it in your oven. Use a gold with a writing tip (came that way) for the straw and it comes out like a gel and more raised than the rest of the paints. Use a very fine tip brush with black paint for the writing, or use porcelain pens. Great Christmas gifts.