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I am really happy to share these pictures of my custom for Lunartik’s Mini Tea Tour 2011, meet Monster Brew. Matt gave me a blank Mini Tea vinyl last year, and after a long time pondering what to do with the adorable little fella i found a little scrap of this gorgeous vintage brown fur in my fabric stash and Monster Brew was born! I took all the Mini Tea components apart, and he really is mini – Monster Brew is only 13cm tall including his arm in the air! I painted his eyes black, sanded the seam-lines off the head, put the head back together and gave it a coat of matt lacquer.
Monster Brew’s furry body was stitched by hand (he was too small to get on the sewing machine!) and designed to fit over the little wire armature i made, fitting the Mini Tea arms to the ends of the wire armature arms, letting the fur stop short to expose the hands. I then trimmed the fur to varying lengths to give him a disheveled “oof i’ve just woken up” look. The ‘tea’ in the cup was made from brown, white and yellow sculpey mixed into transparent fimo until it looked like a good strong cuppa, then sculpted, baked and polished to a shine.
I’m really pleased with how the little guy turned out, and can’t wait to catch up with him in Berlin. Find out more about the Mini Tea Tour, and see the wonderful artists involved on Lunartik’s site.
Lunartik’s Mini Tea Tour featuring 70+ custom works of art, created from Matt JOnes’ platform toy, Lunartik in a Cup of Tea. These artistic interpretations have been brewed to perfection by a fine selection of World Artists. The Mini Tea Tour debuts at the 43° Gallery in Berlin, then moves on to Vienna to the Sixxa store for spring, then off to the USA and to Dragatomi for summer, and lastly we see this year’s tour come to rest in Forbidden Planet’s Mega Store in London for the Christmas season. At each location, Matt JOnes will be on hand to sign toys and chat. Mini Tea website