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Monday, February 23, 2015

DIY Embellished Cups & Saucers


DIY Embellished Cups and Saucers with Voodoo flash tattoos project
For the longest time I've wanted to try the pretty metallic body art known as flash tattoos. Well they've started to pop up on Amazon and Voodoo Tattoo just sent some of their new collection over (double yeah!) which I couldn't wait to share with you. Then when I saw these pretty golden feather designs a DIY project popped into mind... how about using them to embellish mugs, cups and saucers? Keep reading for:

THE HOW-TO >

DIY Embellished Cups and Saucers with Voodoo flash tattoos

What You Will Need:
- Nail polish remover or rubbing alcohol
- Metallic Flash tattoos (these here are ZCP012 Petra designs by Voodoo Tattoo)
- Mod Podge
- Sponge brush
- Q-tips
- Water
- Scissors

How To Do It:

1) Clean the area where the flash tattoo decal will be applied thoroughly with either alcohol or nail polish remover and completely dry the surface with a paper towel.

2) Cut out the flash tattoo decal you will be using, remove the clear protective film and lay it metallic side down on the surface of your cup or saucer. Take a Q-tip dipped in clean water and then evenly dab it over the paper backing of the temporary tattoo. Voodoo says to do this for at least 15 seconds and that a small sponge will work as well.

3) Gently peel back the paper to see if the tattoo has fully adhered itself. If not push the paper back down and apply more water via the method above.

4) Let water fully dry and evaporate, then add a couple of layers of Mod Podge allowing each to dry before adding another and then you're done.
DIY Embellished Cups and Saucers with gold Voodoo flash tattoos
These will still be delicate and not dish washer safe but pretty nonetheless in an anthropologie sort of way. Check out how it turned out:
Finished DIY Embellished Cups and Saucers with gold Voodoo flash tattoos

Flash tattoos c/o Voodoo Tattoos

Image: mam for Gave That

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