Tea bag art

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I’m taking a fantastic online class called Tiny Bags of Love taught by JeanneMarie Webb.  If you’re interested it’s available through Ivy Newport’s website. We are learning how to paint expressive little portraits on teabags!

JeanneMarie Webb is a fabulous artist and to watch her work is amazing. With abstract strokes she can convey a huge range of emotions in the tiny portraits painted with acrylics on these interesting 2 inch “canvases.”

 Here are a few of mine.

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I used this one in a little  encaustic collage.

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(available in my etsy shop StudioMiradero)

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And this one became part of a little 5×7 collage on watercolor paper in which I added handmade papers and a little ephemera.

(available in my etsy shop StudioMiradero)

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Preparing the tea bags

At JeanneMarie’s suggestion I’m using Rooibos tea bags for their lovely dark reddish stain.  The bags are steeped, dried, then the tea is removed, and they are gessoed before paint is applied.

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Tuscan Landscapes and other things

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Tuscan Landscape (Detail)

Working on some more landscape collages.  One large (9 x 12) and two petites (4 x 4).  I love the ephemera in the large one.  Especially the vintage wallpaper “trees.”  Not sure if I can part with this one yet.  The petites will soon be in my Etsy Shop.

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Two Petite Tuscan Landscape Collages….(4 x 4) works in progress.  Soon to be in StudioMiradero on Etsy.

                                       petite landscape colage                                                                                         petite bird collage

Now in my Etsy shop are some new embellished Moleskine journals.  Great for gifts!

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Seek the Blue Bird ACEO Art Card

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Seek the Blue Bird

ACEO Art Card

2.5″ x 3.5″

Another little Artist Trading Card.  A miniature playing card, Chiyogami papers, acrylic on mat board, text from a vintage children’s book, gold leaf.  Perfect for desk art.

(Photo edited in stackablesapp)

Available in my Etsy Store::StudioMiradero

Aloha, Hula Girl ACEO Art Card

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Aloha, Hula Girl

ACEO Art Card

2.5″ x 3.5″

Just a little Artist Trading Card.  A tinted copy of a vintage photo.  (yes, that’s me)  Acrylic on mat board.  Hand stamped letters on watercolor paper.  Snippet of Hawaiian fabric.  Just for fun….

Available in my Etsy Store::Studio Miradero

Little French Country Landscapes

Wishing I was in Provence….next best thing is painting as if I was there.  Three little mixed media landscapes.  Un voyage de l’imagination.

 

stackable for blog 2 French Country Landscape III

mixed media on canvas panel 5 x 7

available in my Etsy shop::Studio Miradero

 

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 French Country Landscape II

mixed media on canvas panel 5 x 7

available in my Etsy shop::Studio Miradero

 

cypress for blogFrench Country Landscape I

mixed media on canvas panel 5 x 7

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available in my Etsy shop::Studio Miradero

( I used a photo editing app I just discovered for these images.  Love it!  Stackablesapp.  Available in the App Store)