Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Day 10: Tea

Today's assignment was to use TEA, either brewed or dry and/or tea bags. I chose to work small today since this is a very busy week. I cut open the bottom of a large tea bag & placed the tea leaves in a bowl w/ vodka. I used vodka rather than water to extract the tea dye because then I wouldn't have to wait for the liquid to cool before I used it. Also, by using vodka for the dye it evaporated more quickly after I soaked the actual tea bag in it. I soaked the tea bag in the extract & then left it to dry. Next I splattered watercolor paints, ink & bronze paint on the bag.

Here is the result:

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