Today, I decided I was going to take a little blogging/art break and just clean up my studio. It's a total wreck - seriously, you would be shocked. So, I started to clean off my desk and came across a half-finished paper mache teacup that I made months ago, using this fantastic tutorial by Ann Wood. It was abandoned after I made it because I couldn't decide how to finish it. I said to myself, No! Do not get distracted!" Then, I was putting away my Dabbers and thought, oooh, how cool would that cup look if I painted it a turquoise-y blue....and added the rosettes (that had been sitting inside the cup for safe keeping)?
Theme Thursday Paris challenge, but ended up not using it it. Of course, I don't throw anything away, so I thought I'd reuse it on my cup! 'Paris' is spelled out using Tim Holtz's Chip Block die. Again, I used my Dabbers to color them and added a few splotches of white using Picket Fence Crackle Paint. The banners were made using French text and the Sizzix Pennants die.
The rosette trim is both the downfall and the winning element. In person, it is so adorable, but it makes it hard to see the shape of the teacup in the photos. I still think it's the perfect touch! White crepe paper was used to line the interior.
If you've never been to Ann Wood's site, you really need to check it out. She is an absolutely amazing and original artist.
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Paint: Adirondack Distress Crackle Paint - Picket Fence; Adirondack Dabbers - Pool, Aqua, and Snow Cap.
Dies: Sizzix Chip Block, Pennant
Trims: Idea-ology Lavish Trimmings