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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


  1. I love your tea cup! Your hand drawn lace is darling. Great project, Roni!

  2. Such detailed work! Love that you used gilders paste for the accents!

  3. What kind of stamp was used for the text?

    1. They are vintage school alphabet stamps. I found them at an auction this past summer.

  4. Such a fun play on the Keep Calm Quote and so pretty! Beautifully done Roni!

  5. I just LOVE THIS... the Keep Calm takeoffs are great!!!

  6. Great postcard!! Your stamping is perfect!!

  7. Great postcard!! Your stamping is perfect!!

  8. Beautiful teacup Roni! Love the pen work Helene from UPA

  9. Guess I have to add Gilder's Paste to my supplies. Love the teacup and saucer! Anne, yourmainestamper

  10. I love this. I too live the Keep Calm idea. Very clever!!!

  11. Fab postcard. I love your tea cup.


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