Sunday, August 12, 2012

More tea staining

I have been playing with staining watercolor paper with wet tea bags.  I tried different kinds of tea and got surprising results.  When the tea looked reddish colored, my paper came out green when dry.  The paper is an off white.  This card was made with Sweet Dreams tea.
The background really does have a green tint in real life, but the scan doesn't look as green.  I used these old watercolor stamps (Penny Black for pine & Art Impressions for sentiment) with Marvy Brush Markers for this image and sentiment.  I used Miracle Tape to hold the watercolor paper to brown layer.  ATG tape wasn't strong enough to hold it firmly.  I mounted the image to a white card base.

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