June 8, 2019

Not Potato Chips

I painted the papier-mâché bowl in my last post with brown and light green acrylics, then decided it will become a “Botanical Tea Bag Art” project. The used round tea bags were collected and allowed to dry. I then slit them open and carefully emptied the tea before glueing them to the bowl inside and out. I used Liquitex Matte Gel for glue, but Mod Podge or any glue that dries clear will do. I’m pressing some botanicals today, and the glue needs to thoroughly dry, so the next step will be in a new post. I may also add some finishing touches of colorful paint.


8 comments:

kathyinozarks said...

Wow I love this art project you have been working on-awesome Barbara

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Where in the world (or the states) did you find round tea bags? This is amazing.

Gene Black said...

That really adds another level of design to the bowl. It looks great.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Just because you didn't paint potato chips, does that mean they are NOT potato chips, lol. Cool!
xx, Carol

My name is Erika. said...

That is interesting. I never thought of using tea bags as a bowl decoration. They work great!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Thanks for the info, Barbara. Sadly there isn't a Trader Joe's within 1000 miles of Wichita! No wonder I've never seen them (round tea bags) here.

Barb said...

I just love seeing your creative process and learn about how you do things and what you use.

R's Rue said...

Beautiful.
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