I had fun creating this page out of recycled teabags to showcase the fun quote “Have a cup of Positivi-Tea” (grin!).
For the background I covered the page with used teabags using Liquitex matte gel medium and left it to dry; I found them difficult to stick down as they were a nylon type material which wasn’t very malleable, luckily I wanted texture so the lumps and bumps didn’t matter. To add to the texture you can see black speckles which are dried tealeaves and I also stuck the strings and tabs from the teabags onto the page too. I stamped the page with a Chevron stamp from Kaisercraft and black Archival Ink, and then I added more colour using Tea Dye Distress Ink which was spritzed with water to blend out the colour. Then I applied Dark Sepia Faber-Castell Big Brush marker along the edges of the page to frame it.
The wording was created using some silver glitter foam letter stickers which added some sparkle and dimension.
The teacups and saucers were cut using a die cut from Crafter’s Companion from some turquoise paper that I backed with card. I added some shadows to saucers at the base of the teacups using a silver Daler Rowney paint pen and also some lines to the teacups and saucers using a black Uni Pin marker and some silver Stickles. As the surface was uneven I stuck the teacups and saucers in place using glue dots and to finish I added some little cupcake stickers.
The Hot Cinnamon Spice tea I have been drinking is made by Harney & Sons and is a black tea with cinnamon, orange and sweet clove – so delicious! This pretty tin of teabags was gifted to me (I normally buy loose leaf tea) so I thought I’d recycle the teabags especially as they were made of this nylon type material as I’m pretty sure that they wouldn’t break down in the compost bin (grin!).
As T Stands for T Day, I’m sharing my page and tea with the T Gang and wishing you a Happy T Day! Also for those who love lions and kittens (you know who you are – grin!) you may wish to check out my last post (I was thinking of you while I was creating it – double grin!).
I hope that you are all staying safe and well!
Thanks for joining me today! If you have any questions or comments, I would love to hear from you.
Here is a list of all the scrap materials used to create this art journal page:
- Recycled teabags
- Liquitex Matte Gel Medium
- Kaisercraft Clear Stamps (Chevron CS149)
- Ranger Archival Ink (Jet Black)
- Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Tea Dye)
- Faber-Castell Big Brush Pitt artist pen (Dark Sepia 175 B)
- Crafty Things (Eva Letter Stickers 51114)
- B&M Craft Goody Bag (Turquoise 321451)
- White cardstock
- Pritt Stick
- Crafter’s Companion Signature Collection by Sara Davies Vintage Tea Party Metal Die Set (Toppling Teacups)
- Daler Rowley Acrylic Paint Marker (Silver)
- Uni Pin Fine Line Marker (Black 0.5mm)
- Ranger Stickles (Silver)
- Stix2 glue dots
- Fun Stickers (Cupcakes 603)