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Keep Calm.... It's Tea Time Somewhere

As you know this month Altered Pages is pairing up with Unruly PaperArts, a blogozine filled with creative ideas, art and inspiration.  Each month they cover a different theme ~ Aprils theme is Mail Art & Moos with a creative prompt of  Teacups & Tiaras.  Altered Page Artsociates are also incorporating laser cut chipboard from Leaky Shed Studios. If you've been following along this month I think you can tell we're all having great fun with it.

Here is my offering for you today...
a very British Postcard....

The teacup was painted with gesso then covered with two layers of the Silks Acrylic Glaze.  I used the Inca Gold Guilders Paste on the crown, rim of the tea cup and saucer.   

To make the thin gold line around the outside edges of the postcard I used a scrap sheet of paper and positioned it so only the very edge of the postcard was showing.  I then rubbed the Guilders Paste over this exposed area and repeated for each side.

I used a floral image from the Tea Party Flowers collage sheet for the pattern on my tea cup.  I further embellished the tea cup with a bit of pen work using the Micron pen.  I works wonderfully over the Silks glaze.  To finish off the postcard I stamped the saying...

Altered Page Supplies:
3032 Tea Party Flowers

Other Supplies:
Black Ink
Alphabet Stamps

Hope you have a wonderful day!
Ink Stained Roni

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