Today I'm joining Moo Mania and More whose theme this fortnight is Black and White, as well as hoping to get in just under the wire at Art Journal Journey with their August Time theme. Of course, as your host of T Stands For Tuesday, we can't forget that any drink related post is acceptable.
It's tea time today. I've even chosen a white cup and saucer to sit on a white place mat. I apologize for the poor lighting, but it's really early here.
My dear friend Patty who shares a drink with us each week generously sent me some TAP, which is transfer artist paper. I have no color ink in my printer at the moment, so I was hoping to create some TAP transfer using black ink. I use PhotoShop (PS) exclusively, but I can't figure out how to print more than one image at a time. My friend Halle, another T Tuesday participant, walked me through the print process known as automate which leads to picture package. I'm sure anyone who works with PS is aware of this method of printing. The problem is, although you can create several images on a page, they are all the same image.
So I got the brilliant idea to print a few images on plain copier paper, then attach them to another page, which I would scan. Then I could print those images and use a full sheet of TAP without wasting very much of the product.
However, when I printed the first image, it was far too dark. That's when I decided to turn this into a black and white Moo Mania entry.
The cat sitting in a tea cup was too dark to color, so I grabbed one of my handmade eraser stamps I made using a paring knife (since I don't have the proper cutting tools). The diamond became the frame and the unifying factor between the two pages.
I outlined the white tag with black ink and added a white hole reinforcement. I then added black and silver ribbon to complete the tag. I attached it using a few pop dots.
I found information on the internet that explained there were eight varieties of tea.
In case you can't read it, here it is in its entirety:
Tea is one of the world's most popular beverages, second only to water.
There are eight distinct varieties of tea:
white, green, yellow, black, oolong, pu'erh, blends, and tisane.
I added the stenciled words and hoped it would be enough to qualify as an Art Journal Journey entry. That is, if I'm in time!
Now it's your turn to share a drink related post. It can be anything from art in an altered book, journal, sketchbook, or scrapbook page. Your art can be digital, hybrid, or traditional. Perhaps you have a drink related postcard to share. Maybe you prefer the more traditional drink you share at home or while you were out and about. Possibly you shopped and found a great place that sells cups, teapots, or grinds or sells their own coffee beans. Maybe you found a book, movie, or painting that represented a drink. Perhaps you took photos of your favorite tea or drink spot. Whatever your choice, as long as you can relate it to a drink (any drink, even buttermilk) please link below and Bleubeard, the T gang, and I will be by to visit. Squiggles is still clinging to me, so he'll be by in absentia.