Hi everyone! I’m here to share a project I created for a challenge among the crew over at Canvas Corp. We had to showcase Tattered Tangle Paper from our point of view and this is my take on it. I must admit I struggled with this challenge. Zentangles is something I admire when other artists do it but as far as me…ummmm…no. It’s just not my style or so I thought. I was sent the Stripes: Tangles Paper 12×12 sheet along with a few other pieces like three months ago and as the days and then months ticked away I still hadn’t come up with anything. The Zantangle stripes weren’t speaking to me. I didn’t want to do the obvious card or layout I wanted to do something out of the box but what? Well, the diamond shaped pattern of one of the Zentangles I thought might be cool if I could create one of the tea cups I like to make so much but the only problem the stripes weren’t that big. I decided to size the tea cup and saucer template down to 5″x7″image and print, cut out and trace onto the desired print which worked out nice. Side note you will have to trace and cut the cup handle out twice and glue together so you will have a pattern on both sides.
Before adhering everything together I spritzed the Tattered Angels Silk Glimmer Mist and the Polka Dot Pink Chalkboard Glimmer Mist on a disposable plastic tray and alternated painting the diamonds in those colors and then let dry. Once I put everything together I glued tissue in the bottom of the teacup and then added the two of the Gypsy Mini Ephemera pieces to the inside of the cup and adhered lace around that to hide the tissue paper. I then added trim, flowers, pearl sprays, thread and cut leaves from scraps of Green & Ivory Dot Reverse and Green & Ivory Ribbon Stripe to finish off the tea cup.
If you have any questions about this project please let me know.