Friday, 2 June 2017

Fancy a cuppa?

It's been a bit of a lazy day today.
I've done some colouring, chatted to my BFF,
watched episode 1 of "Delicious" - a new four part series on the ABC
which stars among others, Dawn French, in a much different role to The Vicar of Dibley.

This afternoon I decided to have a play with a couple of used tea bags.
 I carefully opened them, emptied the dried tea leaves, and flattened them out.

The one on the left was 'green tea'; the one on the right was 'irish breakfast'.

Using 'jet black' Archival Ink, I stamped the 'chinese lantern' from Lavinia Stamps.
I stamped the Distress Inks onto an acrylic block, spritzed a tiny amount of water
and proceeded to paint the colours onto the delicate buds.

I repeated the same process with the second teabag, stamping 'hanging lanterns' from Lavinia Stamps. 
Extra dots of colour to the flower stamens were added with the Distress Marker.

I'm not entirely sure what I will do with them - 
should I make cards or should I add them to my journal as samples?
What do you think?


Happy Crafting!


  1. Both super creations which really lend themselves to our theme, many thanks for joining in with our Vintage theme at Allsorts this week. You will love Delicious !

    B x

  2. Way to go!! What a wonderful idea to use teabags in art. The end result is exquisite. Cheers from a fellow Aussie, Marie/Ozstuff. (As soon as I saw your user name I had a bet with myself that you are an Australian).

  3. Such impressive pieces, Helen. My art is digital and I'm always in awe of artists who can do mixed media to this gorgeous level.

  4. Wow - these are lovely - I think do both - add some to a journal but others to a card - they would make fabulous cards. Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Anything Goes challenge

  5. Beautiful creation.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts Vintage Challenge;-))m

  6. Beautiful, Helen! Never thought to use tea bags. Clever! Thanks for joining us this week at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges.

  7. Wonderful creations. Love the different shades from the teas x

  8. Hi Helen, what a marvellous idea and way to go for recycling! I would never have thought to try creating with tea bags but you've certainly given me a reason to experiment. The results really are beautiful. Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

  9. I love what you've done with the tea bags. I usually just use mine to tea stain papers for my journals! I believe this is your first time to post at Three Muses. Welcome! We hope to see more of your work in the future.

  10. Very creative using the tea bags as your medium. Thanks for joining us at the WWC#121 Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.


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