A while ago I showed you how to make a cute flowery stand for your teapot.
Today I will show you how I decorated my actual teapot ^_^ Before I moved here none of my friends ever drank tea so there was really no need for me to have one. Here in Melbourne though, everyone drinks tea so it’s a must have when friends visit! I didn’t have much money to spend on anything fancy so I bought this one for $2 from a junk store. Since then, James’ Mum was lovely enough to donate me some teapot fun money and I’ve got my eye on one from the store we visited in the Dandenongs as soon as I can go back!
What you need:
- Paint brush
- Nail polish
Really you could use any kind of glossy paint as long as it’s water proof. I decided to use nail polish because that’s pretty much all I had at the time. Before you all ask… yes polish has yucky chemicals in it but because it’s not actually touching anything I am ingesting there isn’t a problem there. Yes I have also washed it several times since painting it and it’s not worse for wear. Hand washing obviously, it’s not dish washer safe.
I started out with the lid to test how the colours I was using would look.
I decided to cover the whole thing in roses. So first I used a semi transparent pink and green to roughly lay out where I wanted the roses to go.
Next I added a little brighter green to the mix at the base of the leaves.
And a brighter more opaque pink to the centers of the roses…
To make these roses I really didn’t use any fancy techniques. It’s basically a big spotch of pink with sprial lines to create the illusion of petals. I will show you how to do this in details when I film that nail polish tutorial you’ve all been waiting for ^_^
I added some more light pink around the edges to give the roses more depth.
Then I used a red polish to carefully add in some definition to the petals. I also used a dark green polish to add a vein to each leaf. Getting cuter right?
Lastly I used a thin white polish do the same thing as the dark red, this creates highlights which defines the leaves even more and makes them look more realistic.
Aaaaaaan we’re done 😀
Ok so it’s not Royal Doulon but pretty good for $2 right? ^_^
What do you guys think?
Next in this series will be about the mechanics of holding a teaparty!