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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Teabag and Rust Art, This is for you Suki













My wonderful blogger friend Suki asked me to do a show and tell about the tea and rust pieces I have been doing, so this is for her and anyone else who is interested. First let me say that I have no idea what I am doing or if it is the proper way :-). I read about getting rust with tea bags and just thought I would try it, many blogger artists are doing it and it looked fun, but I never read any real instructions, so I just made it up as I went along. This is how I do it: Starting with the bottom photo, I put a paper towel down in the sink and lay down 3 pieces of small art paper, then I lay out some rusty bits, I steep a bit of tea with various size teabags and lay them out on the rusty bits, then I pour the tea over it all, it makes a mess :-). I usually do this before bed and then in the morning I remove all the teabags and rusty bits. I let the teabags and paper dry  and then I cut open the teabags and empty the tea out, I am left with many teabags and 3 rust and tea papers which I can draw and paint on, do anything you wish with. The tip top pieces are finished drawings from the last batch. These are not going to my Etsy shop yet as I really like them and want to keep them around for a while for myself, but if you are interested in one just email me, they will all be 39.00  plus shipping when I do decided to sell them.
My Christmas sale of 10% off all items is still running in my ETSY shop, I am not sure how long  I will run the sale.
I hope you are all enjoying your weekend.
Love and kisses, XOXO

18 comments:

sukipoet said...

wow. this is so cool, Annie. Thanks for taking the time to do the tutorial. I had no idea you used the tea bags and rusty bits together. i have tried in the past just using rusty bits directly against art paper,no tea bags involved. and havent gotten good results. your results are fabulous and i love the art you make out of them. can't wait to try it.

Kelly M said...

That looks like a lot of fun.

Annie said...

Suki, I can't wait to see what you do. I just heard from a friend that instead of tea you can also use vineger. I have not tried it though. xoxo

Kelly, it is fun, I love how you never know how it will turn out, always a surprise. xoxo

Lori ann said...

that looks awesome annie, i love seeing how things are done! and the finished art is so beautiful.

becky said...

Very cool Annie & also looks like a ton of fun- thanks for showing the process... I am all about process!
Have not come up with any alternate days for coming up. It seems I'm on every sat & sun until 2013!

lynne h said...

thank you, annie! i LOVE this art!!

xoxo

Mim said...

Very cool and glad to see how you do this

Judy Shreve said...

Annie, thank you for the tutorial. I love the surprise bits of rust -- and love what you have done with it - that red really sets it off.

xxoo

studio lolo said...

I drink so much tea, I think perhaps it's time for me to try something new.

Great tutorial and new pieces, Annie!

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ArtPropelled said...

I bet you can't wait to check out the rust/tea stains in the morning!

Angela Recada said...

I LOVE how you do this Annie! It doesn't matter if it's the "right" way. Is there even a right way? YOUR way has gorgeous results. Now I need to go find myself some rusty bits. . .

Love you!
xoxoxo

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Houseelf said...

OO thanks for sharing I did wonder how you did it. I don't think there is a right or wrong way of doing art- just a way that works best for the individual.

Lovely work.

Laura said...

Just wonderful Annie... I used to make tiny books with tea bags... a lifetime ago now. I love your art, so imaginative!

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rivergardenstudio said...

Dear Annie, it is wonderful to see your blog and all of your beautiful creations with teabags and rust. I love your art work!
thanks so much,
roxanne