Monday, February 29, 2016

a friend was intimidated and asked if there was an easy way 

to start painting on a tea bag.   here's what i suggested.

trace an image you like on white tissue paper.  i used

a mechanical pencil.

cut out the outline and glue it to the tea bag 

using matt medium.  this works on a larger 

canvas or journal page as well. 

 fill in as you would a coloring book.  here i used

paynes gray watercolor.  you can

embellish as much or little as you want.

i picked up an unused leather 

wedding album at a swap.

with square pages with gold detailing.

a perfect home or little painted tea bags, don't you think?

i am posting very late with the paint party friday party
thanks, guys for letting me come along this week.


  1. Nice tutorial...but do you look at the lines on the bag and create intuitively, or do you always use the tissue paper method? I assumed you did it intuitively...

    Hugs Giggles

    1. Hello Giggles, You are right. I normally paint intuitively. I died this method because a friend was nervous about painting on the small tea bag and wanted to know if there was a technique that would help her ease into it.
      xo Irene

  2. Perfect! Beautiful progression Irene.

    1. Thank you for visiting and your kind comment, Jacki!

  3. Lovely! And the little book and frame is perfect. Love this idea. xo