Hello crafty friends..
Welcome to my page today. It’s beautiful in this part of the globe! I hope all of you are enjoying the sunshine and outdoors, we do have occasional rains and that makes it even more green and fresh!
On one such day, I decided to alter a fav coffee mug that had a few cracks and a chipped handle and I wasn’t willing to let go of it yet! I had stored my brushes in it for some time and then I decided I was actually bored of the plain colors it had!
I about making it as a gift for my husband, who shifted into a new cabin recently at work and I thought he needed some color on his table, lol!
So here it goes...the new look to the mug!
I prepped the cup by giving a mild coat of gesso and then decided to decoupage the image of this lovely couple. It is a tissue image and so it was pretty easy to get it on to the curved surface.
A picture of a couple enjoying the outdoors over a cup of wine! O la la! I am sure this will break the monotony and give my husband to think beyond files and meetings whenever he gets a glance of this image!
I wanted more rugged textures on the mug and went about sticking a crumpled tissue and dry wall tape all around.
The couple had to be highlighted, ofcourse for reasons more than one, lol!
I had a negative of an ornate oval die cut and decided to focus on the couple using this! I gave texture to that too and made a molded rose using air dry clay too.
All this stuck to the cup, I painted the whole mug with black gesso and then some dry brushing with Folk Art multi surface paints. I am falling in love with these paints for its smoothness on any surface! I just did dry brushing randomly with green and blue just hitting on the highs!
This gave an instant life to the mug. The bluish green hues with black in the crevices just added so much depth to this project. Just look at that mild, it looks so antique.
I am glad that in spite of the floral element, it still can pass off as a masculine project, what say????
I tied some rope to the handle to cover the chips and then did the sane technique there too!
The mug was ready except for this little stamped sentiment, a clear stamp form a local store I thought was apt for this “MUG” !
Cheers to life, Cheers to good times, Cheers to good health and Cheer to a bright Tomorrow...and more!
Do you think he should keep his stationery in there or just a bunch of flowers???? Which is better?
Thank you so much for stopping by today.
I would like to enter the following challenges...
Lessology- Mug shot
Stamps and Stencils- Tic Tac Toe (flowers, tissue, image)
All Sorts Challenge- Anything But a card.
A Vintage Journey- Monochromatic
Until my next creative journey,
Happy crafting and recycling.