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".

TFL

9 comments:

  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.

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  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.

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  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!!
    Hugz

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

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

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

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

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

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  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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