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Topic: Pictish Stones and Stonehenge in a teacup  (Read 14161 times)
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« on: November 23, 2009 04:20:42 AM »

My boyfriend went to scotland for a month and saw the pictish stones, and I did a reproduction of these amazing ancient stones for him. While I was at it I made myself a stonehenge in a teacup.
I copied these shapes from real pictish stones (one is the invierness stone I think) then scratched designs in with a toothpick. I pressed 2 toothpicks into each (to stake them down), baked, brushed with thinned acrylic paint, and wiped it off.

This view shows the scale. Oh, and they're planted in Scotch Moss, which adds a little subtle element of Scottishness.

These actually are balsa wood. Sorry. They're in a teacup to add a glaring element of Britishness, or as my boyfriend put it "you can't reduce an entire culture to tea and stonehenge" to which I replied "well I just did, so... maybe *you* can't." Smiley (I know that's not all there is to the UK!!! Feel free to make a washington monument obelisk in a mcdonald's fries carton, it would serve me right Smiley )

And another view.

« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2009 04:24:37 AM »

Awesome! I love it! Great idea!  Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2009 04:28:26 AM »

Well I love it, and I'm British Cheesy

I think Stonehenge in a teacup is a wonderful idea! It's such a special place. Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2009 04:29:48 AM »

I'm british and i must say i absolutely love your stonehenge in a tea cup i'd love to have something like that sat on my winowsill it's ace Smiley Also the pictish stones are really well made i love that you put them in scotch moss. Great job Cheesy

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« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2009 06:04:54 AM »

yup 'nother Brit here and it's fab! (i don't suppose the teacup has a picture of the Queen on does it?!)


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« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2009 08:07:38 AM »

I love this.  You've inspired me to dress up my cactus dish terrairum!

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« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2009 08:17:04 AM »

Now I have to make my sister a Stonehenge in a teacup!
That is fantastic!

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« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2009 01:22:58 PM »

XD The most adorable things I've seen today! I think it's a wonderful idea, they look lovely with all the moss

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« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2009 06:49:02 AM »

I might not be British but I know pure awesome when I see it. Nice job!

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« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2009 11:23:50 AM »

Ok, this is just plain fabulous.  I love the whole concept of reduction to a teacup.  How fitting!!

Maybe we should put the pentagon in a flower pot or a jell-o mold.
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