Tea Time

     Posted by Lisa on July 8, 2018

Grab yourself a cup of tea (well maybe iced tea with this heat), I am sharing some progress photos of my project today so you can see a bit of how it changes and takes on a new life!

Many of you know that a fair bit of my art work is grungy, steampunk themed etc….but I bet you didn’t know that I have a secret love for pretty tea cups & pots!

Yes I love a wide variety of things from bright & cheery to grungy, it’s good for a girl to have her passions!

This project is in honor of that secret love of mine.

I think I mentioned before that I’m on a canvas buying freeze until I use my stash…well I figured out a way to speed the process up, I used two canvases & a background piece for this project!   Is that cheating?! LOL

To start my project I glued the base pieces together, added texture and gave everything a couple coats of white gesso.

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My next step was to add my accent colors, you will see the yellow & pink are VERY bright and vibrant to start.

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To tone down the brightness I added some mocha brown mist and more white gesso with beige paint mixed in.

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Looking better already, and yes a little grungy!  Next I added green mist to the base piece…once again very bright, too bright for my liking!

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The next steps I didn’t capture with a photo, but I needed the green to be less green!  I used some turquoise & black sprays to tone down the green but it still wasn’t right.  Digging through my paint stash I found a very light ocean blue/green chalk paint adding that over top allowing the mists to mix in.  As you can see the results are perfect!

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Once I was happy with the base background colour I decided the pink was not quite right.  Using beige paint, with a touch of pink, texture paste & some fine sand I created some fun texture (think Finnabair rust paste).

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To bring out the texture I used Finnabair’s wax in Aged Brass over many of the surfaces.

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Last time I was at the store I picked up these 49 and Market Sage flowers…LOVE them!  I think my favorite part is the pack comes with swirlies & sprig pieces along with the flowers!

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Of course the center of my project is the fabulous Tim Holtz Tea Time die!  I love that it even includes the little piece to look like the tea bag is in your cup!

I hope you enjoyed your tea, thank you for joining me today as I showed you how my project transformed through multiple layers of different mediums!

2 Comments so far

  1. Kim July 8, 2018 12:53 pm

    What a great way to display your secret love of teacups. It always amazes me how you take simple things and turn them into amazing art pieces !!!

  2. Anne July 17, 2018 9:39 am

    LOVE

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