Well I just mentioned in my friday post that I have the flu. It slows me down and I really hate it, actually because it is the type of a sickness that no matter if you go to the doctor or take medications it takes 10 days and if you keep it pure granny’s best treatments it takes 10 days. So I am not even in the middle, as it is weekend I can count only on my common sense so let’s call it tea days. I touched the citrus side, now I go for the hot beverage. Please give a warm welcome to Bubble tea spread:
Of course the main images are tea bags. But first I was beginning with a simple scrap and ephemera collage, you know what ever I found in my drawer.
Oh there is even a piece of canvas there that ones sucking some amount of spray ink. Yes, that’s the way it goes. And then I used light sienna pencil to drop some shadows. I connected my collage pieces with stamping (texture stamp from Prima inc. and archival ink). Finally I used Finnabair’s stencil to add some bubbles with iridescent medium.
My tea bags, now comes the confessions, these tea bags weren’t hanging out in my cup of tea, or better to say hanging in, no. If it is tea time, why not to make real tea stain spray, yes you read it good. My feverish crazy mind was hanging earl grey black into a measuring cup, no sugar, no lemon, just tea and boiled water. When it cooled I poured it into a misting bottle and no mercy: I sprayed! The iridescent medium was dropping the tea stain down and the paper sucked it up. Loved the effect. I guess I need to think about other cooking ingredients to use in art. Tea works (texture and colouring), cinnamon works (rusting) so what’s next?
I am sharing my spread with Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Mou’s february challenge: favourite beverage.