Hello and welcome to my blog and YouTube Channel; today I am going to share with you how I decorated a sweet cup a couple weeks ago for a blog hop.  I used the Fable Friends Stamp Set and some acrylic paint.  The acrylic paint that I used was from Arteza.

I was asked to review the Arteza Acrylic Paints and I had to come up with a way to do it and Incorporate Stampin’ Up! as well.  It was super easy to come up with a project to do this.  I admittedly thought about a project that I did in the 5th or 6th grade in art class.  The art teacher had us paint ice cream containers.  This project stuck with me and I had to recreate it using the great Arteza paint and a sweet cup.  Here’s a look at the finished project.

Yes I am loving the quality of the Acrylic paint from Arteza it has a great body and painted easily.  So I would highly recommend it.  Using this paint was even easy to stamp on top of and paint it in as you can see in the video tutorial about how I painted the sweet cup.

Video Tutorial: 

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Tips & Tricks: 

  • I did cover the sweet cup with a very thin coat of Gesso (which is a hard compound of plaster of Paris or whiting in glue, used in sculpture or as a base for gilding or painting on wood canvas or paper.)  When you do this before you add acrylic paint It will take less paint to cover the surface and provides a better archival surface.  
  • After the gesso was dry I painted in the background.  Using a mixture of blues and greens.  I also added a little yellow to the green to create different shades.  
  • I stamped the image in archival black ink (yes I kept mine) but you could use stazon instead.  You do have to let the ink dry before painting.  
  • The Arteza acrylic painted very well, much like I have found in more expensive paint.  I also blended with ease.  I could also paint dark to light without a problem.  
  • To finish off the sweet cup after it dried I added a couple strips of the gingham gala designer series paper around the rim.  
  • To decorate the top I cut out a circle from matching cardstock and placed it on top.  I then punched four daisies using the daisy punch and the same gingham designer series paper.  I curled the ends up and down on some of the layers using my bone folder.  I added a clear faceted gem to the top, and a few leaves punched with the leaf punch under it.  
  • I layered each daisy up with mini glue dots and stampin’ dimensionals.  
  • The handle was made with a little cardstock and was secured with tear & tape.  
If you like mixed media projects the Arteza Acrylic paint is a great option.  It comes at a great price and there are different size kits you can buy.  You can check them out here.  You will find all the other supplies I used int he shopping list below.  
Happy Stampin’
Rick Adkins 

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