|The 1st in my collection from my Granny|
|My pretty orange nook|
I think my favorite part is that they are perfectly imperfect. they have beautiful designs in gold with enamel paint in added touches, the enamel is not perfect within the design and is always a reminder to me that art is not exact.
I love them so much that I decided to make my kitchen colors reflect the teapots, oranges and greens with contrast of dark brown.
Because of the color combination whenever I went looking for items to match my kitchen I usually only found fall or Thanksgiving themed items so I have had to make a lot of my decor myself.
I have been looking for a while for some cute coffee mugs that I could put out on my coffee bar that would match but had not found anything that I liked enough to buy so I made due with a jumble of mugs, most of them I have had since my 1st apartment!
In the past I have made mugs for other people and I decided now was the time to be selfish and make something for me!
I used stencils for 2 of the mugs. To apply the paint I used the wedge sponge for 1 and the palette knife for the other.
|Paint applied with sponge|
|Paint applied with palette knife|
I was far from tedious with the application of the paint because I wanted them imperfect to match the rest of my kitchen!
With the remaining 2 mugs I applied the paint using a paint brush, the paint is thick and applies beautifully, for heavier coverage a 2nd coat is all that is needed. I decided to do a simple flower design on the one and a simple doodle design on the other.
|Love Love Love!|
|I think I may need to make more mugs!|
The "Coffee I Love You" was purchased and given to me as a gift, the "Bird in Cup" mixed media on canvas is one of my original works, The large painting of my cat "Mina" is and original acrylic on canvas painted by my cousin from Art by Bea on Facebook, the small photo in the lower right is an altered photo "Birds". Both Bird in cup and Birds are available in my Society6 store.
If you would like to see the video of the process here you go!
- Shana Banana