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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Paint your Own Coffee Mug

Hello Dear Friends:

One of the lessons with my Dear painter Teacher, Carl Larson, was to start designing your own piece...
and here it is what I designed...Y created this circular array of roses on canvas paper to be inserted later into my Coffee Mug...  and have a Unique mug...

paint your own starbucks coffee mug with decoart acrylic paints

The style chosen to start creating your design was "Canal Boat", painting.

First I gathered my supplies: a canvas pad of paper, some acrylic paints from DecoArt, Americana and a mug from "Starbucks"...(top left corner of photo)

paint your own starbucks coffee mug on a canvas pad

here are some of the steps...

- Trace the shape of the insert from the mug (included in your mug) onto the canvas paper...
- Paint the whole background with acrylic paint in Black (or dark green: traditional background colors for "Canal Boat" painting)
- paint a cluster of roses and leaves in primary colors ...in a circular and symmetrical way
circles for the roses and ovals for the leaves with on top some comma strokes...

paint your own starbucks coffee mug on a canvas pad step 1

- add some filler flowers and various sizes of comma strokes to suggest movement

paint your own starbucks coffee mug on a canvas pad step 2

 - complete your design by adding strokes on top of strokes... (for shadows and highlights)

paint your starbucks coffee mug on canvas pad with canal boat painting style

- here are some of the basic strokes learnt in class for this type of painting:
how to make roses in primary colors,  some leaves and filler flowers...

 canal boat painting style strokes

- when finished, cut the shape of your mug

 canal boat painting style on canvas paper

- insert canvas onto mug

 canal boat painting style on canvas paper insert onto mug

and here it is my finished Mug
front

starbucks coffee mug decorated in canal boat painting style
back
starbucks coffee mug decorated in canal boat painting style; back

side
starbucks coffee mug decorated in canal boat painting style; side

History Note:
This style of painting is also known as "Narrow Boat Painting" and it is the colourful folk art from England that was used to decorate working narrow boats used on canals.
By the end of the 19th century it was common practice to paint roses, various other flowers, castles, churches and cottages on narrow boats, their fixtures, fittings, furnitures and even utensils, known as canal ware.

Instead of using a more "traditional" utensil as in old times (such as buckets, milk cans, metal boxes etc)  I decided to give to this "old" style  a more modern approach and use an every day mug from "Starbucks"...
An old idea combined with a 21st century every day utensil...


starbucks coffee mug decorated in canal boat painting style with decoart paints

I hope  this gives you some ideas on how to incorporate the old with the new
and create your own custom coffee/water mug!



Thanks for the Company
and see you next time 
for another craft/painted project ...

SUPPLIES 



7 comments:

  1. Quelle belle idée et le résultat est superbe, bises Nadine

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  2. Superbe, c'est très sympa. Bises.

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  3. Très joli style, ton mug est splendide et unique ! Bravo Bibiana ! C'est superbe ! Bises

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  4. magnifique bibiana, un travail tres soigné et délicat bravo
    biosus

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  5. You are such a professional painter. Did I tell you I am going to start painting on rocks? I want to do some mandelas.

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  6. Just Beautiful, looks great against that black background, I have done this using my cross-stitching in a cup, great way to personalize!!

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