They are now completely dry. I can't wait to remove the tea from these so I can make art using the bags.
As for the watercolor paper I dried them on, I am still pondering whether to keep the six colors intact, or cut them into smaller pieces.
Also, I want to apologize for not visiting you, my loyal blogging friends and followers these past few days. Hopefully after Sally returns from Costa Rica tomorrow, I'll have a bit more time to devote to computer time.
As for this week's T(ea) Stands For Tuesday post, I recycled some very different tea bags. After all, it's still all about recycling. It began a few weeks back when I started this in my collage altered book,
then added tea bags that did NOT like to come apart. It was about that time I came up with the concept for this spread I call "Teabag Beauties." Remember, these tea bags are what some people would consider trash.
I had hoped this would put the entire spread in context, but the lighting was not especially good.
As I've explained in the past, this book is larger than my scanner, so you don't get the full effect this way.
I should explain that I first laid down two shades of green paint, then thought the pages were too dark, so I added a bit of white paint to tone the colors down. Next I added the cheap tea bags that don't open well. In a way, I actually preferred the distressed look.
I added two flowers and two buttons I hoped would compliment the floral colors the girls wore, but the buttons turned out
Today was Day 15 leading up to Earth Day and I recycled five tea bags, sent the spent tea to the compost pile, used some gifted images, added two gifted flower petals, and included two buttons I removed from an old dress.
Now it's your turn to show how you celebrated T(ea) this Tuesday. Remember, you don't have to take the photos on Tuesday, you don't have to drink tea, you don't have to drink anything, as long as you can relate the post back to something tea related, as I did with this spread. Be sure to use a direct link below so Bleubeard, all our Tuesday T(ea) friends, and I can visit you, too. And remember please, not everyone visits on Tuesday, so please make sure you add the link associated with Tuesday T(ea), and not to your blog in general.