Remember all of those tea bags I was saving?
If you don't remember that post, you can see it HERE
I bought the latest issue of Green Craft Magazine and there was an article by Kim Henkel on how to make these beautiful luminaries out of tea bags!
I already had all the supplies I needed to get started.
Some of the leaves you see here I purchased at a craft store, but the leaves I used in my luminaries are from the cape honeysuckle in my garden.
The lavender is also from my garden just picked last spring and waiting in wax paper for the perfect project!
After applying the fluid gel medium, I used inks and placed my botanical design.
Covered by another layer of tea bags and gel medium.
Add stitching after everything is dry.
Melt some beeswax and apply a small amount on the outside for a finish.
(Oo I LOVE that beeswax....hum, what next!)
Add a battery tea light, grab a glass of wine, turn on some jazz and enjoy!
Hope your weekend is a lovely one.
Living "green" and artfully,
I love this art...oh why can't you live closer so i can do it with you and listen to this cool music that i absolutely adore! I am having a glass of wine and am enjoying this song!!!
We went to listen to Jazz last night out at Lake Las Vegas.. It was a beautiful night..
Happy Sunday my friend..
Just another reason to drink tea I think. ;)
Wishing you a happy week friend!
I am thrilled to see you have made some of the luminaries from my article in GreenCraft! They look lovely! YEAH!