Create a Colorful Palette of Collage Papers from Teabags

Create teabag collage papers 7 different ways, all of which will add a lovely translucent finishing layer to your collages.

In this video I share seven ways to create teabag collage papers. Start by gathering all of your teabags: red rooibos, black tea, green tea, and even butterfly pea to get a lovely purple color! Once they have been brewed and dried the teabags, they’re ready to be used as a lovely addition to a collage.

One of the simplest techniques I share in this video is stamping on the teabags. Stamping is not something I do a lot, but when it comes to teabags the results are stunning. The trick is to lay the stamp down, place the teabag over it, and use a brayer to get a clean impression.

In the video I also explore using stencils to create beautiful impressions on the teabags, doodling directly onto the teabags using pigment pens, or painting directly onto the teabags (my favorite!).

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Supplies Used

Tea bags – green, black, herbal, butterfly pea (purple) 
Stamps with words
French messy type 


And more script! 

Ink pads – black, brown and/or colors that match palette


Favorite stencils with smallish holes
Plastic file folders 

Spray bottle with water 

Wood coffee stirrers 

Paint sprays
Dylusions Shimmer Spray
Pure Sunshine 

White Linen (many yummy colors) 

Tim Holtz Distress Sprays – Brushed Pewter (and many more)
Staedtler Pigment Liner- multi color box of 5 pens 

Staedtler Pigment Liner – black with 4 tip sizes 

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