Thursday, June 14, 2012

Lofty Aspirations

Recently, I came across a fabulous blog - Letting in the Light by Kim Henkel.  Her work is gorgeous and she often paints on teabag paper.  Loved that idea so much that I had to give it a try.
This is a family size teabag opened up and laid flat to dry - Look closely and you can see the staple and a bit of the string left over - One of my favorite parts are the bits of dried tea flakes that are stubbornly clinging to the paper.
Do you like this fern?  It was made with paper clay and Martha Stewart molds that I picked up.
Here's an important tip - I only got the fragile fern to stay in shape by letting it dry completely overnight before removing it from the mold.  
The teabag paper totally soaked up the paint and it bled through and started to stick to the paper behind it - next time I will paint on top of my Ranger craft mat.  I really like that dreamy look on her face - she's thinking about all the exciting things that she'd like to try.
Some bits of Seven Gypsies gaffer tape and a computer generated sentiment (Impact Label from dafont) finished up this page - 
Linking to Paint Party Friday


Kimberly Jones said...

That is some lofty hair! Very Marie Antoinette! Love this project and of course the tea bag element is awesome!

veronica said...

love the face! drawing on the tea bag is so cool! never thought of it before.

Becky Rusher said...

I'm an 80's girl, so I'm lovin' that big hair! ;)

Her face is so beautiful! You amaze me, girl!

Viola said...

How creative! I have never seen this before, drawing on a tea bag.. I maybe should try it too.. looks fun..
her hair is made by paper clay as well?

Lovely weekend! :)

jen said...

Love the effect the tea bag gives! And that girl would have fit in with some if the girls I went to high school with! Lol! Teasing- she is awesome!

Belinda Carson said...

So lovely!

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Kim Henkel said...

It looks great... love how you have added the fern as well. Thanks for mentioning my blog!