Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Going to the Chapel!

I discovered this sweet, ceramic cake topper and wanted to give it a new life. After a bit of love and paint, this couple was ready for their special day! This piece has already sold off Etsy, but I wanted to share their transformation...

BEFORE



AFTER

13 comments:

Pili said...

They're absolutely amazing! Quite a piece of art, much better than the original!

Btw, I think I'd need me a cupcake platter, I'm getting quite into baking as of late!

Illustrated Ink said...

Thank you, Pili! I've been really getting into baking too. :) I'm having so much fun with it, and I can't stop buying cookie cutters off Etsy, lol! You know I'd love to make you a cupcake platter. ;)

Hexotica said...

Brilliant! I love them!

Three Owls said...

clever.

PovertyJane said...

you SO rock my world!

Action Jackson said...

Big improvement over the original. That is so awesome you were able to see new life in an old piece like that.

MissHilton said...

I do love these little guys! They are amazing and such detail concidering you have had to work on such a small scale.

I have a question for you, you seem well established, on facebook, etsy and on here I was wondering if you have any hints or tips on blogging and general follow building, I haven't been blogging long and although I enjoy it I don't feel Im realy connecting to anybody and its a VERY slow process in which Im trying not to get disheartened but Im really trying to make a go of things this summer. Any hints or tips greatly appreciated.

Also Im struggling to find blogs along the same jist as ours, kinda tattoo day of the dead art based artists and things and wondered if you knew of anything I should be looking at?


Thanks

MissHilton

Nydia said...

I love the way you make things look absolutely different and more interesting, Leila. This is super!

Kisses!

Illustrated Ink said...

Thank you so much, ladies! :)

MissHilton - To be honest, nothing happens quickly. It takes time to make connections with others and to build up a base of followers. The most important thing is consistencey, post on your blog reularly, even if you feel no one is reading it. Do it for yourself, but add in things that would be of interest to others. Photos are important too, they tell a story. Visit other blogs that interest you, and leave comments. I don't know of many tattoo art themed blogs, but there are so many awesome artist blogs out there. Not to mention blogs of those that enjoy tattoo art and love Etsy. I discover new blogs by visiting people that post on blogs I visit. I know it's hard to stay positive when things don't seem to be moving along, but just keep at it.

Check out the blogs of the people that commented on this post, all of these ladies have Etsy shops (except for Pili, and she blogs about her awesome Etsy finds). You might make a new friend! ;)

Andréann said...

Just felt on this blog and I have to say that I LOVE your style!
simple and effective!

..I did Zombie cake toppers last month and looked for something like those for ages and ended up using wooden beads and random wooden cylander. Your DOTD ones came out so great! no wonder why they are sold!

now I'm gonna look at the rest of your blog instead of washing the dishes...

Touchatou said...

Looks better after you "touched" it !!! lol

RubySkeleton said...

Wow the new life of the cake topper is amazing work!

Becky Farley said...

Holy crap it's so cute! :)
Great job!!

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