Altered Tea Pot Mixed Media with Creative Embellishments

Welcome back to another alter item post here. I have so many small altered items on my list to make, its just a matter of time to sit down and just get to it. Hopefully with the cooling weather and soon snow will be flying I will be able to split my time between the slopes, work and my “office”.

I picked up this tea pot at an old thrift store, it was missing the inside “guts” and was pretty much non functional. So why not make some art out of it.

I added rice paper to the handle of the tea pot. Using a matte varnish to adhere it down and eventually I will mix the paint to match the handle at the end.

I started with adding some Cracked Brick Stencil and thick black paste to the background. Randomly placing patches on the base of the tea pot. Once dry, ok to be honest, I am very inpatient when it comes to drying things. I either get distracted with something else like, dishes or laundry that I just work right through being carful not to smudge or ruin the paste. But again its mixed media so flaws add to the project.

Here’s a short video of the project.

I then glue down the Brick pieces to both the front and the back of the tea pot, I will have a bigger focal point on the front and smaller on the back. I then add to the blank areas with some crackle paint to add more texture to the background.

I assemble the focal pieces with various metal elements, resins and smaller pearls and bits. Working from bigger in the centre to smaller on the outside and then the fillers.

Through various layers of paint, I blend and match the rice paper I used on the handle of the tea pot. Topping off the final piece with a bit of wax to highlight just a bit more.


Brick Pieces 

Cracked Brick Stencil

Andy Skinner Decoupage Queen Rice Paper

Finnabair Acrylic Paints and Waxes

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