Before I share my project with you today I wanted to post a photo I took at a local pumpkin patch. I luv how the morning dew revealed Mrs. Spider's handiwork.
Alice in Wonderland Tea Cup
This little beauty was suppose to be part of a lottery challenge. When the tea cup theme was announced I immediately remembered a project I saw in a magazine and knew what I wanted to make. Unfortunately life just sort of got in the way and I did not complete it in time for the challenge. :-(
I already had the tea cup. I purchased it at a local thrift shop right after I saw the idea in the magazine. To start the project I simply adhered (using decoupage) some old Sears Roebuck catalog pages to both the plate and the tea cup.
For the cup . . . well I guess you can say I temporary went a little 'mad'. Must have been out of my mind when I decided to paint an argyle pattern on the cup but I luv the finished product. Although hard to see in this picture, I added a little bling between each triangle to make the pattern pop.
Another detail that is hard to see in these pictures is the dimension of each character. To do this I simply stamped the image twice and then used pop dots to create dimension between each layer.
As a finishing touch I added a face watch to the tea cup, two colorful hands and a crown brad to hold it all together.
Although this project looks very time intensive it honestly took me about 3-5 hours to complete. There was a lot of drying time. The decoupage pages needed to dry overnight and paint needed to dry for a few hours. So I was only able to work on it about 15 min a day. From start to finish it took me about almost 2 weeks working 15-20 minutes at a time.
I hope you enjoyed seeing my project. Moreover, I hope you enjoy today.