Kristin Peterson: mixed media, collage, painter, artist

Monday, November 2, 2015


are you familiar with Art to the 5th and their Documented Life Project? each week they had chosen an artist to represent that week's challenge. this week's challenge was translucent papers and the artist is Lynne Hoppe.

her blog post for this week's challenge was printing using tea bags....and i have to say- i love it!! check out my studio princesses i made this last weekend using Lynne's technique.

it was apparently meant to be as i had started drinking a cup of tea at work in the afternoons and saving the bags to use in some sort of art project and then i read Lynne's post on saturday and was so excited!

the bags i had saved from work had a fold down the middle like the pink princess example above. so i dug in my cupboard to look for other bags without a fold. i did find that i had tea bags without that fold; which i used below. i noticed that this tea was a black berry and loved the color that was seeping through the bag. i laid the damp bags onto my paper to begin with and let them dry before doing any printing. 

for the purple one, i wanted to see if it would print onto a gesso'd wooden panel....and i think it printed just fine- i like the results; although, i am not sure i would get the color of the drying tea bags on the panel like the paper did. so if you liked that effect- stick with the paper.

happy monday.

1 comment:

  1. Such a great idea. You have inspired me to give it a try!!


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