Old things can often live new full life if you approach the case creatively. Therefore, my tricky Chinese teapot broke, so I decided not to get rid of it, because I could make an elegant small pitcher. We just need to decorate it a little. For example, in decoupage technique — not the most difficult one, but beautiful and interesting.
So, take the former teapot.
Degrease and wash with dish soap.
Work in gloves, so as not to touch the surface. Cover it with white acrylic primer for background and coupling with varnish and leave to dry overnight. You can skip primer, but you will have to use a special glue-varnish, with which you can work on glass directly. Cover black and metal parts with masking tape.
Choose a napkin. In my case, these are roses.
It is better to tear, not to cut the napkin. Then transition between the edges will be soft.
Glue the napkins. Let dry. Drying time depends on glue. Normally, 4 hours is enough, but I leave it overnight. Then cover it with several layers of lacquer. Let each layer dry, each varnish has its specific time. For acrylic lacquer it is usually 4 hours.
The next day, when the varnish dries completely, remove irregularities that could happen when gluing napkins with fine-grained sandpaper carefully.
The work is simple, but it takes several days, as priming, glue and varnish require full drying. But that's a plus. Devoting about 30 minutes to my hobby, I got a charming small pitcher on the 4th day, I can water my favourite orchid from it, for example.