Happy Sunday everyone!
Our friend, Suezu, is having a birthday dinner tonight. She LOVES cute things…think Hello Kitty everything, cartoon sushi pillows, colorful kawaii socks, and you get the idea. My go to for her last few birthdays has been getting her something with Hello Kitty, but I decided to try to do something different (and unfortunately very last minute) this year. She also enjoys the Vietnamese noodle soup, pho, which we try to get at least once a month, and jewelry from craft festivals. And while these things seem to have absolutely nothing in common, I managed to put together all of these interests into one object, with some brain storming help from my husband. A kawaii soup jewelry holder!
I made the base from 1/4" pg clear acrylic.
Then I made the soup and spoon from 1/8" pg white acrylic.
Yves had given me an airbrush a while back, so I decided to put it to good use. I first painted the lettering, cheeks and mouths with pink (I added pearlescent pigment…though you can’t see it well here), then I painted the eyes and outlines with black. It took two coats of the black to get good coverage and about 3 coats for the pink.
Once I pulled off the protective sticker, the pieces looked very sharp!
This is the final outcome.
And this is an example of it being used as a jewelry holder. I’m really happy with how it turned out, and I’m guessing we’ll get a few “squees” of approval tonight . I even managed to finish it with 3 hours left before dinner, so now I can wrap it and relax for a bit!
Hope you all have a great rest of the weekend!