Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Tea staining

There is a tutorial on the Stars & Stamps blog on using tea bags to stain your cardstock before creating cards.  I drink lots of tea so this was easy to try out.  I used watercolor paper because it absorbs liquid very well.  Different kinds of tea will give different colored stains.  Here is the first card I made.
I stamped the stained watercolor with a Penny Black brushstroke stamp.  I inked the rubber with Marvy markers, then spritzed it with water before stamping.

Next, I made another card that turned out a different color.  I didn't keep track of what kind of tea bags I used.  It was whatever I was drinking.  I drink both green tea and herbal teas.
For this card, I used a different Penny Black stamp.  I didn't get a great image, so I added some water from a waterbrush to spread the ink around to make it look like flowers.  The Thank You stamp also didn't give a good image on the very rough surface.  I added some ink for my Memento marker to fill in the letters.  The After scan is after repairing the sentiment.

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