Friday 13 May 2011

Asian Tea Caddie

Hi all,
apologies if you are receiving this post for the second time but blogger deleted it yesterday!

Here is one of the latest projects I have been working on.
An Asian box from Decopatch as pictured below.

I decided to turn it into a tea caddie using products from Decoart & Ranger.


I will attempt to give you a quick run through of what I did.
Detail was first added to the lid with a gold Americana writer to give the appearance of rivets.
The lid was then base coated with Decoart Dazzling Metallic Emperors gold followed by a coat of their Weathered Wood medium.
Once dry, one coat of Americana Buttermilk was applied on top. As it starts to crack the gold will shine through.
Two coats of Buttermilk Acrylic were then applied to the base.
Once dry, Weathered Wood Distress ink was then blended onto the lid, edges and the bottom of the base.
The box was then sprayed with a coat of Americana Matte sealer to set the distress ink.
Versamark was then stamped onto the base using a Tim Holtz stamp from the Floral Tattoo set and Bronze Perfect pearls Dusted on top.
Decopatch Jewels, tea labels and charms were then glued on with Ranger Matte Glue and Seal and a Fimo ball painted with Emperors Gold placed onto a cocktail stick, pushed through and glued into the centre of the lid.

Phew….Tea anyone?



  1. Gorgeous colours and paint job, brilliant use of this box, love it:0) xxx

  2. Fab piece of art, love the crackle background !!

  3. Worth a second look it is so brilliant!

  4. Blogger was a total pain for two or three days. glad its reposted as I missed it first time around. this is beautiful and full of eastern promise.

  5. The tea caddy is beautiful. I have to tell you, something strange is going on. I subscribe to quite a few blogs and so many of them had similar problems in the last few days. Internet gremlins? LOL

  6. This is stunning Andy.. love those paints too


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