Monday, 21 May 2018

My tea Bag Art for the day - Hand embroidered Flowers and seed beads

My teabag art for today.  I'll have to say this one is my favorite so far.  This was a teabag that was a berry blend so it dyed the teabag pink.  I cut some uneven squares of pale green organza and stitched some flowers and french knots and leaves over the organza through the tea bag with DMC floss and then stitched on a variety of pink seed beads.  Each flower has a gold seed bead in the center.  On the tea tag I put a piece of a pink tea bag down with pink organza over it and stitched various colors of lime green seed beads over it.

Tea Bag art for the 21st of May

My tea bag art for the 21st of May.  I put a piece of a McCall's clothing pattern on my tea bag today using Liquitex Matte Medium and then went through my stamps to see what I had that might go with the dress pattern and found a stamp by Papermania called Bellisima Dress Mini Stamp.  I stamped a dress on a hanger, a hat on the coat rack (and shoes on the tea tag).  It was painted with watercolor and highlights and shadows added with watercolor pencil, and then I added pink rhinestones to the center of the flowers.

Saturday, 19 May 2018

My tea bag art for the day - Art Colors my world

My mixed media tea bag art for the day.  Art Colors my world.  This one is primed with gesso, texture paste added through a stencil, bits of the top layer of a napkin and the tea bag were sprayed with Burnt Red Glimmer mist so they all have a glimmer of gold which really isn't apparent in the photo.  I then added gold leaf to the napkin and tea bag, gold leaves and tiny butterflies were punched from gold glitter paper and then a bit of burgundy twine and gold metallic thread were added.

Friday, 18 May 2018

My teabag art for today - Bunny

This was the tea bag I did for today.  I left the tea bag unpainted in the background and just drew my bunny in black permanent ink.  I then went in with a combination of watercolor and gouache and added a little turquoise, pink and white and added splatters as well.

This time I also decided to paint the tea tag.  I put a layer of gesso on the background, stamped a bunny from an Art Impressions stamp set and then painted it with gouache.

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

My tea bag art for the day

I really loved how this one turned out.  I was using a square tea bag and I was going through my stash of stuff for mixed media and I notice on one of my napkins there was just an outline of flowers and leaves so I separated the layers of the napkin, tore out just the bit with the outline on it and glued it to the tea bag with gel medium and let part of it overhang at the bottom.

I went in and painted with gouache and did a little doodling and very quickly had this finished tea bag.  I love the bit that hangs over!

Monday, 14 May 2018

My tea bag art for the 15th of May of a Sea Turtle titled "Patience"

This is my tea bag art for the 15th of May of a Sea Turtle titled "Patience".

This one I painted in memory of a wonderful professor and friend to my son.  My son is getting his Master's Degree in Marine Biology and he and his sponsoring Professor went to Costa Rica to study the Sea Turtles as this is the project my son wanted to research and do his dissertation on (and would love to spend his career researching and saving these wonderful creatures).  His professor ended up getting a terrible infection in a cut on his foot while there and died several months later from complications from the infection.  He was only in his 40's and my son was devastated.  This painting is a tribute to this wonderful man.