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A sweet treat for someone special
A papier mache cup and saucer, filled with a tag and a teabag. Add a cookie and its a sweet gift.

Posted by Darcy UK from Middlesbrough, England, United Kingdom • Published See Darcy UK's 7 projects »
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  • How to make a model or sculpture. Cup And Saucer - Step 1
    Step 1

    I began by wrapping an old china cup and saucer in saran wrap/clingfilm. this will protect them. i then dipped small torn pieces of copier paper into white glue and lay them over the cup and saucer. I covered the whole thing and left to dry before adding more layers. in total i added 5 thin layers. i then carefully peeled the papier mache away from the cup and took out the saran wrap. i added a wire handle at this point and then added 2 coats of geso.

  • How to make a model or sculpture. Cup And Saucer - Step 2
    Step 2

    Next I painted both pieces black, then added a layer of crackle glaze. Once that was dry I added a coat of white and left it to dry so the cracks could appear.

  • How to make a model or sculpture. Cup And Saucer - Step 3
    Step 3

    i now had a fully crackled cup and saucer

  • How to make a model or sculpture. Cup And Saucer - Step 4
    Step 4

    i built up delicate colour with chalk acrylic paint. the paint was diluted with water so the colour built up gradually.

  • How to make a model or sculpture. Cup And Saucer - Step 5
    Step 5

    I coloured some tissue paper and stamped some leaves onto the dry paint.

  • How to make a model or sculpture. Cup And Saucer - Step 6
    Step 6

    These were cut out and glued to the cup and saucer. I then sealed n=both pieces with satin glaze.

  • How to make a model or sculpture. Cup And Saucer - Step 7
    Step 7

    I blended several green acrylics onto a tag, before using a brayer to roll some white over them. i then stamped and coloured in some flowers.

  • How to make a model or sculpture. Cup And Saucer - Step 8
    Step 8

    i added corrugate card and a sentiment.

  • How to make a model or sculpture. Cup And Saucer - Step 9
    Step 9

    I finished the tag with the stamped image of the owl and some fibres.

  • How to make a model or sculpture. Cup And Saucer - Step 10
    Step 10

    using left over tissue paper I created a little pouch, into this I inserted a single tea bag.

  • How to make a model or sculpture. Cup And Saucer - Step 11
    Step 11

    i added the sentiment to the outside and also attached a small tag to the string of the tea bag.

  • How to make a model or sculpture. Cup And Saucer - Step 12
    Step 12

    To finish the cup i stamped and coloured this little birdhouse to hang from the handle.

  • How to make a model or sculpture. Cup And Saucer - Step 13
    Step 13

    Here it is all together. to complete the gift you could add a cookie wrapped in deli paper.

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