Monday, 16 July 2018

My teabag art for today is an African inspired piece.

My teabag art for today.  A Mixed media African inspired teabag.  This was a used tebag primed with clear gesso.  I used scribble sticks for the background and then added distress oxides through a stencil.  The animal skin bits and the leopard head were parts of a napkin added with Matte Medium.  I then sewed on bits of thread and burlap pieces.

Sunday, 15 July 2018

My teabag art today - a tribute to the Toronto Blue Jays and my son their biggest fan


My teabag art for today is dedicated to my son (he has to be the Blue Jays biggest fan since about the age of 7 after he started playing baseball)  This is a tribute to the Toronto Blue Jays (don't ask me how a Virginia born boy ended up a fan of a Toronto team - he says he thinks it was originally their colors but became much more than that with time).  This was painted on a used teabag, primed with white gesso andwatercolor, drywall tape, yarn and cheesecloth added.  Figure drawn and painted on watercolor paper and then fussy cut and glued to the front.

Saturday, 14 July 2018

A new art journal page completed "Artful Journey"

Another Art journal page finished "Artful Journey"
Products used:
Drywall tape
washi tape
glimmer mist in Penny and haunted shadows
Checkerboard and chevron stencils
Kaszazz Mesh stamp
Art Stamps SA60210 and SA60184
Screen mesh stamp (no name)
gold and copper embossing powder
embossing pen with versamark ink
Versamark ink
India Gold paper from the Paper Company
Stabilo All pencil

My teabag art for today is a pair of seagulls painted on a used teabag

My teabag art for today is 2 seagulls.  This is a used teabag primed with white gesso and painted with watercolor and gouache.  Details added with black permanent ink pen and white gel pen.

Friday, 13 July 2018

My teabag art for today is a Scuba diver on a used tea bag


My teabag art for today is a Scuba diver.  This was painted on a used teabag and primed with clear gesso and painted with watercolor and gouache.  Details added with black ink pen and white and silver gel pen.


Bloom where you are planted Art Journal page


Another mixed media art journal page completed "Bloom where you are planted".  The background on this page was done on my gel press plate with alcohol inks although not much of it still shows.  Also the flowers are more intense in person but my scanner does not pick up intense colors very well.
Products used:
Texture Paste
Dark Room Door 9x12 Circles stencil
Dina Wakley scribble sticks
printed tissue paper
acrylic paints
Mickey Choo stamp set
Inside Out Alphabet Die set By Sizzlit
Black Liquid Acrylic in a fine liner bottle
Manual typewriter.

Thursday, 12 July 2018

My handpainted teabag art for today is a pair of ravens.




My teabag art for today is a pair of ravens.  This was an unused teabag painted with one coat of clear gesso and then the birds were painted with watercolor and gouache.  Details were added with black ink pen and white gel pen.