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Alice in Wonderland Altered Tea Set (Octopode Factory Style!)

by Amy Bowerman

I am WAAAAY overdue with my posting schedule due to the recent Holiday and becoming an Aunt at the same time!  Yay I’m an Aunt!  After tweaking this project all week I’m finally satisfied with it…Woo Hoo!  I’ve created another Alice in Wonderland altered tea set for the TOFF challenge “Tea Things”  To see my first Alice in Wonderland Tea Set click HERE.

octopode factory altered tea set

Tea for Two

The tea pot, tea cup and saucer were Goodwill finds.  I left the tea cup and saucer alone because they were already gorgeous but the tea pot definitely needed some help.  I’m a huge Alice in Wonderland nut so anytime I think of tea I think “Mad Tea Party”.  Lily has some fabulous Alice in Wonderland images at the Octopode Factory.  Here I’ve used “Tea Pot Alice” and the “Dormouse”.    The “Star Border” and “Star Stems” are some of the newest releases.  These and other fun images can be found at the Octopode Factory Etsy shop.

I thought the stars would be a perfect addition to the Dormouse tea pot due to his famous rendition of “Twinkle, Twinkle…” that and I’m nuts about stars.   I’m known around town as “Amy Stars” because of all my star tattoos…I like to tell people I’m “starred” for life when they ask about them.  Naturally, I was elated when I discovered that the challenge at SSS is “show some stars”!

octopode factory tea pot dormouse

Twinkle Twinkle little bat….

The tea pot originally had Christmas trees on it…(you can still kind of see them through the ink) NOT my style but with a little Alcohol ink, Folk Art Metallic paint, Krylon glitterblast Diamond Dust and Copic Markers I was able to turn this tea pot into something I can proudly display :)

The Octopode Factory images were colored with Copic Markers and hightlighted with shimmer paint.  The Dormouse and stars were Mod Podged to black chip board while the star border was Mod Podged directly to the tea pot.

octopode factory altered tea pot

Can you tell I LOVE stars?

I stamped the back of the chipboard pieces with my favorite golden oldie star stamp and embossed with “Star dust” embossing powder from Stampendous (I told you I was a star freak!).  I thought the tea pot was complete at this point buuuut  at the last minute I decided to add MORE stars…

octopode factory altered tea pot handle

“Here is my handle…”

Even though the tea pot lid and handle had been given a heavy dose of Folk Art Metallic paint and Krylon glitterblast diamond dust, I felt they needed just a touch more sparkle so I added crystals and crystal stars.

octopode factory altered tea pot

“…here is my spout!”

I added more crystals and stars to the spout as well.  I love this tea pot because “it’s a little tea pot short and stout!”  I used quite a bit of shimmer paint for this project and was very happy to find that Creative Inspirations paint was having an “Anything BUT a card Challenge”  I love these types of challenges because I’m not really a fan of making cards…but that’s just me.

octopode factory tea cup alice

Tea Anyone?

How gorgeous is this tea cup and saucer?  Would you believe I got them both for a buck?  Two seperate trips I made to the thrift store to find these beauties.  I think they get along quite nicely don’t you?

Alice was colored with Copic markers and Mod Podged to black chip board.  Alice’s tea pot was colored to match the one I altered and shimmer paint was used for highlights.  As a final touch I added a crystal topped bow to Alice’s hair and some “tea” colored glass gems to fill the tea cup.

octopode factory tea cup alice

Tea Time

Instead of stars Alice was stamped with a tea cup stamp I found in the dollar bin at Michael’s.

octopode factory tea set

Mad Tea party

Thanks for checking out my Octopode Factory Alice in Wonderland Tea Set…I hope you will join us for “Tea” at TOFF!!   If you are looking to create a similar project you needn’t look further than your local thrift store.  I ALWAYS find tea cups and tea pots perfect for altering at the thrift.  The best part…they are only a couple of bucks!

 

Thanks for joining me for a “spot of tea!”

Amy*

 

Amy*

 

 

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1 LynneF December 5, 2011 at 11:57 am

MAGNIFICENT!! simply magnificent!!! JUST THE CUTEST thing ever!!

Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge ~ Some Stars!!

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2 Gini Cagle December 3, 2011 at 9:49 pm

Oh my goodness! Your altered tea set is so cool! Thanks so much for playing with us at Creative Inspirations Paint Challenge! We hope to see you again next week – and good luck!
hugs,
Gini

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