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I’ve managed to spend a bit of time in my ARTHaven this week. I had planned to have some stitched teabags ready to show you, but my sewing machine has developed a problem and is currently away being repaired, so I have had to devote my time to other activities.
My desk this week shows my various teabag art activities, from the teabag drying papers, one with Zentangles, my acrylic polymer film with tea (laid on top of my first drying paper and you can see the subtle shade showing through), my little leather art journal with its background pages painted with acrylics in readiness for the addition of the teabags, and my new takeaway boxes with different melted materials in them.
My teabag stained drying paper with the bags arranged in a diamond pattern is now complete, and you can see it on the right. I have not decided yet how I should embellish this – I would like to emphasise the places where the bags overlapped. I love this paper and think it has great potential. I am planning to scan it and print out some copies for experimenting with, so I don’t waste the original if something goes wrong.
I have also been experimenting with Tyvek and similar meltable materials – see my previous post about this. You can see some samples in the middle of the desk. I am planning to make a small pouch or neck purse from teabags, with a Tyvek, beadwork and hand-embroidered embellishment on the flap. Meantime, I am trying to source some cheaper supplies of Tyvek, as the craft sites do seem to charge a lot for a pack of a few sheets. Ideally I would like to find a friendly builder who has offcuts that he is currently throwing away!
Have a great week, everybody – full of inspiration and creativity.