(WINNER OF CONTEST ANNOUNCED BELOW!)
I’m a big drinker…of tea, that is! Hot, cold, all seasons. I like the big, family-size bags for making iced tea, and they are perfect for this project.
I let the used bags dry, and then I carefully take them apart. You can either discard the leaves or use them as texture by mixing them with gel medium.
|Not a lovely photo, but you get the idea!|
|Browns, golds, and greens are my color scheme.|
The photo at right shows the first layers in my collage. The motif is that of trees and nature.
|It's still not finished!|
Then I adhered pieces of dry teabag paper with fluid acrylic medium. Note that the papers are quite transparent and yet they achieve some veiling and unifying, an effect I was after.
In the photo below, I had added a few very dark accents with acrylic paint, to add depth and help tie everything together.
|Finished mixed-media piece by P.Guhin|
I also included die cut letters and stenciled in the number 3. I did a little scribbling to enliven the surface in a few places.
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