possibilities for a tea cup craft

hi, forgive me if I have done this post wrong, I just joined today *nervously waves to everyone*

A few weeks ago I was in this big tea shop and on a shelf there was what appeared to be a full cup of tea, but it was just sitting there as a decoration, so I touched it and the 'tea' was actually totally solid! but it was the perfect shade and it was see through and everything!

I never thought to ask where they got it or if they had made it somehow, but I am going as a female Mad Hatter for Halloween this year (getting an early jump on things) and I thought it would be brilliant to have an apparently full, realistic cup of tea that I can just pull out of my bag all nonchalantly

sorry if this was way long, lol, but does anyone have any ideas of what this fake tea might have been made of? or an alternative something? I've noticed tea cup candles on this site, but they are of course not quite as realistic as what I am going for...any ideas?

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6 replies since 27th August 2011 • Last reply 27th August 2011

i've never used it but resin is clear. maybe it can be tinted? i love the fake spilled food one store has here.

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ah yes, I was wondering about resin. I've never used it before either, and I was wondering if there were other options as resin seemed to be rather expensive and come in rather small amounts Tongue

especially as I'll have to test it to see about tinting too Happy

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Laura, you could ask the shop where they got theirs, if you explain why you're interested, they might be suitably entertained and tell you!! Or, if it's part of a regularly changed display, they may even offer you theirs if they're gonna change their display between now and then!!

I think resin *is* probably the best way to do it yourself, but as for tinting it, i'm not sure what the best way to do that is. You could cheat and fill it with clear resin, suspending a suitably tinted circle of acetate near the top.

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Oh, I forgot to mention that this shop is in another province that I was visiting...it's quite a ways away I'm afraid, that's why I am kicking myself for not asking at the time...

yeah, I imagine resin is probably my best bet. I'll do a little bit of research for the tinting ;)

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do they have an email maybe? try googling the shop.

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good idea! I sent them a note. Maybe they'll reply Tongue

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