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Monday, 21 November 2011

Time for Tea....Altered Popjes

The title of this post relates to the cute doll faced girls drawn by the lovely Manon, who recently gave a free class at Flutterbye.ning.
I decided to make one of these girls for this weeks Butterfly Effect challenge of Tea/Coffee, and put her in my altered book:D
I simply covered my page with this scrummy piece of Tim Holtz design paper, which cried out to me "Time for Tea?"
I drew a pencil sketch of the doll face(didn't show up enough on photo) and started too colour with promarkers....

Painted over with a layer of watered down gesso.....
then added black outline.....all as instructed by Manon :D
But I picked up the wrong pen...and the black ink bled every time I caught it....
so I very carefully built up the colours with markers and gesso(making sure each layer was dry)
got "miffed" at all the smudges and coloured over with pastel pink.....
before adding a final layer of gesso. Not very happy with the finished surface, but we all make mistakes...doesn't mean it's useless.....
I thought "surreal", and made her into a teapot :D
I painted the dp with a dry brush and gesso to age it a bit more, and over stamped with a fabby tea cup stamp that was a gift from Stef aka Glitterbabe, using TH's distress inks in faded jeans(blue) and Aged Mahogany(red).
The fabric was from a Dezinaworld Treasure Lucky bag, and I thought it would make a pretty outfit for afternoon tea :D
And every teapot needs a cosy :D
Here she is in my altered book.....
and I think she turned out pretty cute :D
Enjoy :D XXX



  1. Wow! I love her! :)That is so clever to make her into a tea pot. :))

  2. Fabulous!! Great backing paper and I love her dress and tea cosy.
    Hugs xx

  3. Great page Gina, love the teacup background and your Popjes looks very cute as a teapot. :-) xx

  4. I love the composition of today, fun!

  5. Gina she is just fabulous! So wonderful to see popjes everywhere and how everyone is different!

  6. I love it....and those cheeks can sure hold a lot of tea! ;P

  7. :D Wonderful, thanks for the smile on my face.

  8. Oh Gina, you clever cookie you !1 What a cute and clever project and doesnt that fabric look ace ? Thanks so much for the link and for letting me know on FB .... beautiful work my friend.
    hugs June x

  9. absolutely brilliant to turn her head into a teapot. I love seeing how people work over/around/through their mistakes and end up with something wonderful.