Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Special Cups

I like to drink out of special cups or glasses. I have been known to drink Koolaide out of a martini glass or Hawaiian Punch out of an ornate wine glass. So these are my special crafting glasses!

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I started with cheap travel mugs I got at the Flower Factory in Dayton and some Quilting material.

I stamped DP Artworks Clio on typing paper. I wanted thin paper so it would accept the Mod Podge (MP)easily. 1st I applied the MP to the mug and then placed the pre-measured fabric. Added another coat of MP. Added the cut outs of Clio, then another coat of MP. I let things dry between layers. I outlined Clio in silver Krylon, in person it gives the mug a 3D look. Then I stamped an image of multiple profiles as a border. Then I used Diamond Glaze as my finishing coat. And since I like the 3D look from the paint pen I added some actual 3D effects over Clio's eyes and headwrap with the Diamond glaze.  I find MP sticky to the touch even went dry, but since Diamond Glaze is costly I only use it as a top coat and then there is no stickiness. Because of the fabric the end result feels like leather. I added some generic Dew Drops that I got from Michael's in the floral department (much less costly). Clio Cup was actually the second cup I made, here is the first.

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Have you ever had a beautiful piece of handmade paper that you would not use because then it would be gone? Well my solution to this was a Special Paper Special Cup! I pieced the paper on and then used my MP with the Diamond Glaze top coat and some more of the faux dew drops. This time I used Glitter MP although the picture doesn't show it. I was also careful to make sure the paper and fabric where completely sealed around the seams so they can survive washing.

Make some thing special today!

Edited: They are holding up well to washing, each has been washed by hand, fully submerged multiple times!

QP

4 comments:

Sandy said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

OOOOOH! These are great! I use special glasses too! What a coincidence. I have several decorative glasses that cannot go in the dishwasher. I love drinking from them. They make me feel special.

Are the cups clear? Do you really think they will hold up to some washing? These would make great gifts. I think you ought to submit them to a magazine.

QueenPam said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Sandy,
The glasses are clear, they were very cheap. I had taken a class at Marco's Paper making a cup with the Ten Seconds Studio metal and the blanks cost $15 I was hoping these were a cheaper alternative. They didn't open so I coved the outsides instead. QP

Michi, Orange County, CA said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hi Sandy!
Your glasses are VERY sophisticated and GORGEOUS . . . I LOVE them!! Thanks for sharing on Jane's group!!!!

QueenPam said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Michi thanks for your comments! The cups are fun to make and better even to enjoy! Sandy is my friend, I'm Pam thanks for stopping by!
Queen Pam

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