Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Tea Bag Canvas

In the online course I am taking, "The Art of Wild Abandonment", there was a prompt involving a vase of flowers, this is my take on that prompt:
One of the girls used a pretty kraft colored Tazo outer tea bag packet as a vase. Well, it just so happens that I've been collecting the outer tea bag packets of the teas I drink made by Stash because the colors are so vibrant and pretty. I used mine to make the flowers!
 The blue background is Tim Holtz "faded jeans" Distress Stain mixed with Mod Podge, after painting it on, while it was still wet, I pulled some of the paint off with bubble wrap leaving little circles of white. The darker blue element on the bottom left is the same Distress Stain only mixed with Liquitex Modeling Paste. I applied it to a plastic doily by Tupperware and "stamped" it on to the canvas. The herringbone is done with "picket fence" Distress Stain dabbed through a Balzer Designs for Crafter's Workshop mini Herringbone stencil. 
The lace is new but aged with TH Distress Stains. The flowers are shaded with india ink using Faber Castell Pitt Pens. The little bird cage is from an Etsy shop which no longer carries them.  
The paper I used to make the vase is by Making Memories from their Vintage Findings collection and the metal filligrie embellishment on the vase is from "The Funkie Junkie Boutique". I colored the metal in a random fashion with a blue Copic marker #B29. Linda, aka "The Funkie Junkie" has loads of awesome vintage inspired items and also great products to use on your mixed media projects - so check out her store! She also runs a challenge blog called "Frilly and Funkie" which is lots of fun to play along with. I am entering this canvas in her Sunday Share linky party.
 This is how the back of the piece is finished:

This canvas is for sale for $35 plus $10 shipping, please e-mail me if you'd like to purchase it!
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Colleen B. said...

OMG.....Teresa, I haven't received all your feeds so I haven't visited in a well but omg you have been so busy and such stunning creations! Love your art journal pages and the canvas is gorgeous!! Oh and your scrap room is a dream for most, its beautiful - your hubby and you did an amazing job!!!!! And love the vintage papers to, what a find!!! Hope you are keeping well x

sandee said...

The tea bag flowers look great and I love the added detail like the flower petals at the bottom which had dropped off! fantastic job! waving hi from the hot hills of North Carolina :)

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

This is just wonderful, Teresa! I really love the flowers made from the tea bag wrappers and the vase collaged from the vintage ads! Beautiful colors too - so bright and cheery. Thanks so much for linking up to Sunday Share this week - sad to say didn't pick your entry, but hope you will continue to link up your work whenever you can!