Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Book Loves and Tea

Last week we rescued an unloved teapot and this week we are making over a plain old white teacup.
Using almost exact the same supplies!

Supplies Needed
1 white teacup
1 set of Pebeo Porcelain 150 Markers
Cotton Buds
Rubbing alcohol (for cleaning up mistakes and edges)

I am a huge book lover, and wanted to mix my love for books and my love for tea to create a project that doesn't require too much artistic flare.

I decided I wanted to create a bookshelf covered with piles of books odds and ends all around the teacup.
I started by drawing out what I wanted onto a sheet of paper for reference.

Sketching your ideas out on paper makes it a little less daunting when it comes to drawing it onto your teacup, and if you are still worried, you can use a lead pencil to sketch onto you teacup, I skipped this step and went straight in with the markers.

I used the black pen to do my initial outlines of the books and items, then left it overnight to dry, then went back in and added accent colours. They are simple drawings but look effective on the white background.
I went in with cotton buds dipped in rubbing alcohol to smooth out lines or erase things I didn't like.
Once I was happen with my teacup I gave it the full 24 hours to cure, then popped it in the oven. 150 degrees for 50 mins. After the 50 mins, is up I turned the oven off and left the door open to let it cool fully before removing it.

What you are left with, is a super adorable book lovers teacup.

Next week I shall be delving into markers and inks! to help create some mail art!
Enjoy creating bookish teacups
x Courtney


  1. I loved this project Courtney. What a perfect way to enjoy a good book and a cuppa.

  2. Gosh....that is so cute. Perfect to have a special tea/coffee cup to read with!!! Right up my alley!!!