Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Prickley Pear Tutorial - Tea Bag Art

Hello there!  Today I have a fun project to share using a tea bag and Prickley Pear Rubber stamps and dies!

   Begin by soaking a tea bag in hot water.  I make myself a cup of tea and save the bags! 

Open tea bag and remove tea leaves, allow it to dry completely before stamping.

I drink a wide variety of teas and it's a lot of fun to see the different stains they create.

 Dried Papers

To create this card I did not let the tea bag dry but cleaned off the tea leaves then dripped TH Reinkers directly onto the wet tea bag.

 I used my heat gun to quickly dry the inked bag, then I stamped "PPRS GG0187 Black Capped Chickadees" on the tea bag and tore the edges to center the image.  The stained tea bag looks a bit like linen now!

I stamped the sentiment, "DD0199 Happy Spring 2" in the lower corner and 
 created the flowers from a second inked tea bag using "PPRS D012 Beautiful Flowers die".



  1. Super work with the tea bag, Angie. That really made a most beautiful design and beautiful card. You're so good at these kinds of things.

    Are you getting snow or ice? We had a dusting of snow yesterday and 8 degrees this morning.

  2. How pretty. I love how your tea bag looks stamped. I love using my tea bags to antique my projects. I haven't ever stamped on them before. I wonder how it would work if I used it to antique and then let it dry and stamp on it. Going to have to give it a try. Hope you and your family are staying safe with this winter storm.

  3. What a beautiful bg the inked tea bag is for the lovely stamp, Angie!!! Lovely flowers and all in all a great card!!! Perfect choice of colours!! LOVE it!!

  4. What a gorgeous card, and a fun technique. Off to make myself a cup of tea!!
    Thanks for the inspiration.

  5. Great card and interesting use of tea bags. Might have to investigate my fruit and peppermint tea bags to see what inspiration comes!

  6. Wow! What a cool technique! Your card is beautiful Angie!

  7. i absolutely love how this turned out and the blue and golden tones are just gorgeous.

  8. Very beautiful. I have never heard of this technique, but it sure makes a wonderful card. Thanks, for sharing, my friend.

  9. What a cool technique!! I love the pretty colors you used on your card. I also like the way you photographed on the depression glass pink plate!!


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