Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Teabagpainting and more

A new theme at Try it On Tuesday is awaiting you : GIFT BAGS OR BOXES
Lots of ideas from the team if you need inspiration so pop along and then make anything you like.
You could be chosen as one of the top 5 and be asked to be a guest designer in the future. We can't wait to see what you make.

I came up with this paperbag.

All started with an empty teabagpaper
from my EARL GREY - I drink much of Earl Grey
and as I used the teabag for my project it fits our weekly meeting
TSFT over at Elizabeth's Altered Book Lover
I drew a face on the teabag
applied some white gesso over it

drew it again with Stabilo Mark it All

dissolved the lines with the waterbrush

the darkest points of the face were defined with a black marker

I glued it to a monoprint
The leaf has been cut out    from this PAGE
which I printed out  to reuse.
So I came up with the page  shown above,
inspired by autumn colours meant for
and  I used the page  for my brown paper bag shown at the very top.

It's also meant for our 99 faces Challenge ( No 11/99) and
 Kim Dellow's - Show your face
 And I will link my bag also to our 
LOTS OF LAYERS Challenge over at  

Moo Mania  &  more


  1. Golly, Susi. I adore the way you used tea bags to draw your face on, then add the tea bags to your gift bag. That was so very clever, and I think you have included more challenges than ever! What a simply wonderful bag with tea bags used as decorations.

    Thanks for sharing this bag using a tea bag you drew on for T this Tuesday. This was wonderful.

  2. Deine Gift bag/ Tasche ist toll, und es gefällt mir dass Du so viele challenges hier eingebaut hast - clever! Das Gesicht ist toll, auch die Farben, gut gemacht meine Liebe! Happy T Day,hugs, Valerie

  3. Wow, tolles Kunstobjekt, klasse gemacht.

    LG Biggi

  4. How CREATIVE is this? Drawing on tea-bag??! I cannot think about it...YOU are one super talented artist Susi! :)
    Suchi xx

  5. ohne tüte find ichs schöner, liebe Susanne. herzlich pippa

  6. What a great face Susi, She looks quite pensive. Love your technique, and the fabulous background.

  7. Woow what a great paperbag, great image of the ladyface, great structure and painting work!! I just love this!!


  8. A wonderful bag Susi with wonderful ideas

    Love Chrissie xx

  9. ooohhh ist die schöööönn die tasche ,du bist begnadet susi,ein mega cooles werk.
    hab einen schönen tag.
    lieben gruß jenny

  10. Super gift bag which is in the same time an art piece. Lucky who will get that.
    Have a wonderful day xx

  11. FABULOUS creation and your ideas are so inspiring.xx { aNNie}

  12. So beautiful Susi! I love it when you include some process photos, it's fun to watch how your work comes to life! hugs :)

  13. such a gorgeous gift bag Susi! I love how you were able to combine several challenges into one and I love your teabag portrait too. Happy T day!

  14. Not only are you an excellent artist, but your tutorial was so easy to understand (not that I could every draw a face, however)! Thank you for sharing the beautiful gift bag you created! Happy T Tuesday!

  15. It amazes me to see what creative things people do with what I've always thrown away. Tea bags in your art turned out so well! Happy T Tuesday :)

  16. A brilliant idea, love the bag hugs Bee.

  17. Wahnsinn diese Tüte und wie du das gemacht hast ein wunderbares Bild gibt es!
    Lieben Gruss Elke

  18. So clever Susi and beautiful! Happy happy Tday! hugs! deb

  19. that is a superb face and on a teabag too..wow

  20. Wowww, das ist ja wieder ein Kunstwerk. Richtig klasse geworden.
    LG Carola

  21. Das ist ein echter Kunst-Papier-Beutel geworden, Klasse! LG Ulrike

  22. Wow what a great project Susi, love it!!!

  23. It's a fabulous face Susi with so much detail and to be drawn onto the tea bag - WoW
    Love the bag and the papers you've used.
    Avril xx

  24. Wow Susi what a clever idea to draw on the tea bag! The whole project is stunning and I love the autumn colours. Warm hugs!

  25. WOW! That is a very fantastic gift bag!!! You always do the most creative projects!!!!

  26. What a stunning bag and what a creative idea to draw on a tea bag! Love the fantastic face.
    Mar xx

  27. An awesome gift bag, Susi and the face you drew on the teabag looks beautiful.
    Yvonne xx

  28. What a creative way to alter a bag Susi, wow, it looks amazing and I love the face drawn on the teabag!

  29. oh wow, I am in awe. The overall design is stunning, but the face! And you made it on a tea bag, I am speechless, I love it! And the Earl grey, too :-)

  30. I never thought about painting right on the tea bag. What a cool idea! Your bag looks fantastic Susi! Happy day!

  31. What a terrific idea -- i just love that bag. Very cool!

  32. I love this Susi, great technique!
    I've just started saving teabags too, peppermint and liquorice is my favourite at the moment.
    Alison :-) xx

  33. Fantastic gift bag, love the dimensionality. xox

  34. This is so creative Love the face you have drawn.
    Have a great week

  35. Wow Susi! A wonderful bag to start with and then the fabulous tea bag face!Brilliant! Chrisx

  36. Absolutely fabulous Susi! I am so happy that you shared your process- because i was going to ask! lol She is beautiful and I can;t believe you can draw so small! Amazing to me

  37. Wow, stunning! I started saving tea bags about two months ago. How many do I have now? One! I don't really drink tea very much... and when I do I usually forget to keep the bag. Ah well... I probably have enough to play with.
    Alison xx


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