Creating Art with Tea Bags
As summer approaches and the sunshine is plentiful here in the
desert southwest, I drink a lot of this...
Making sun tea here only takes a short time.
I've been using 6 regular size tea bags for the above container.
(I like a pretty strong flavor)
You can add sugar or not, I enjoy it with a little mint leaves & lemon and
sometimes an added sweetener.
I started having so many tea bags and I've seen my friend Kimmie
create art with them, so I thought I'd give it a try!
I just let the bags completely dry,
remove the tag & staple then open them up carefully and empty the tea.
Open the bags at the seam line and this is what you have,
beautifully tea stained papers for collage, sewing, etc.
Here, I used old dictionary book paper to create my flower design on water color paper.
I painted the flowers with watercolors.
Collaged torn tea bags onto the background, then stitched around
each flower for dimension.
This book mark I made using watercolors, stitching and a
tea bag as a backing.
I was inspired by my friend Linda
she recently posted about the beautiful lilacs growing in her garden.
On this piece I only used watercolor.
Here, I was inspired by another blog friend, Pamela
she had lilacs she cut from her garden and placed them
in a beautiful vase.
I don't think lilacs grow very well in the desert, so I decided to just try to "paint" them.
Thank you for all the beautiful inspiration out there!
Once again, I feel like I am getting behind in visiting all of you lovelies!
I'm glad it's finally the weekend and I'll have a couple of days to myself to enjoy.
So, I'll be by for a visit soon, and I'll bring the sun tea OK?