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Hi, I'm Chrissy

Intuitive Artist + Teacher 

Lovely painted cup & saucer

Oh boy am I excited! About a month ago a new obsession began creeping in … Painting onto objects. My first trial was painting onto a puppy-shaped moneybox in loving memory of my old dog, which got me thinking: How cool it would be to paint onto ceramics?! I’ll tell you how cool ~ Very cool!

Well, thanks to the amazingly generous Cathy McMurray’s art blog, I serendipitously found a product that does just that: Pebeo porcelain paints! Hoorah! My hubby bought me a whole set of the fine-tip pen Pebeos (double hoorah!) and here’s what I came up with: A pretty cup and saucer set!

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I found it a nice challenge to work with an entirely new medium – Painting the tea cup allowed me to play with a few different design elements as I worked around it. The flower on this side of the cup seems to say – Wake Up! Have a cuppa tea, the sun’s up!

I don’t know what the plate says to me … Maybe – Come and eat tasties off pretty things!

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The pens are quite easy to use and they allow fine detail and coloured sections to come together really nicely, even over uneven surfaces like the scalloped tea cup.

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I’d like to say the wobbly brown lines were on purpose! Ha ha! All adds to the character, I suppose!

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Once the paint has dried for 24 hours, I just need to pop it in the oven for 35 minutes and then it’s dishwasher safe and ready to go. Next week I’m planning on going to some of my fave op-shops to raid the ceramics section … Maybe some old floral vintage goodness would look awesome embellished?! Oh gosh I’m getting all excited just thinking about it!

Hope you’re having a great weekend x

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