I am a self-admitted Anglophile. Gave Mom a list of sundries to bring home (She's on holiday; visiting friends in Woodchester, Oxford and London). I am hoping that William and Kate's baby will be born while Mom is in the UK.....ooooh, to think of all the tacky royal baby souveniers for purchase!
I knew I wanted to do a chubby teapot with the Union Jack flag. I googled "free teapot template" and found this cute teapot. I found the Union Jack image on The Graphics Fairy. I combined the 2 images in Photoshop CS4; then printed the image from home. I recommend to use a laser printer versus ink jet; less color smearing. Then again, the smearing worked in "aging" the image.
Ink jet image:
I used a solid side from one of the many veggie crates that I collected from Wegmans. I stained the wood first.
First coat of Mod Podge:
Sanded the image to rough it up:
Second heavy coat of Mod Podge:
I waxed the dried image with Annie Sloan Clear Wax, then antiqued the plaque with Annie Sloan Dark Wax: