Today I am sharing my creation for Paper Rose using die cuts to decorate a travel mug.
Originally the plastic travel mug contained an image of Freddo frog.
Not very appealing, but I knew the mug was functional & had potential.
Firstly I removed the lid, applied masking tape around the screw top above the rim.
The whole surface was painted with Black Gesso & left to dry while I die cut some patterns to apply.
I made sure that I painted in a cross hatch fashion to give more texture to the surface.
The die cuts I used were the
I used quite thin cardstock for this.
The die cuts were applied with Soft Matte Gel Medium from Prima.
Applied under and over the die cuts to seal them.
The textures were then highlighted with a dry brushing technique
& Art Alchemy paints. I then applied some Art Alchemy waxes with my finger.
Wink of Stella was applied over the Cheers to give extra sparkle.
Finally I sealed the mug with a layer of gloss varnish from Decor Art.
The finish has held up really well with hand washing.
Not quite game enough to put it in the dishwasher!
The finish is really glossy so was hard to take good photos.
A matte sealer would also work just as well.
Hope this gives some ideas for different ways to use your die cuts.