Saturday, August 24, 2013

Tea Staining Techniques

I was really drawn to Betsy's "tea" staining with Kool-Aid, so I decided to go that route with my dying.  I cut some bookmarks and tags from watercolor paper and some ice cream toppers (from Sweet As Can Be dies) and flowers from cream felt.    I took a cue from Nichole and stamped a couple of my bookmarks and tags with Mehndi Medallion and Versamark ink and embossed with clear embossing powder to get a resist.  After everything was dry, I put my card together using another sketch "recipe" from this morning:
Here's the card:
I couldn't resist using that "Smile" from the new Stamp-a-faire set again.   I added a scoop of harvest gold felt to the two scoops I had dyed and a few sprinkles of SU glass glitter to top them off.

I haven't used all of the pieces that I dyed yet, but I did put the bookmarks together.  Since they were not very strong and were a bit warped after being wet, I backed the bookmarks with some rustic white card stock.

Here are the bookmarks!
I played around using a paintbrush like Erin did with the coffee and with dipping like Betsy did in her video.  And what do you know?  There's that "Smile" again.  :)  I'll save the tags and flowers to use later on.

Thanks for looking!



June K said...

Really pretty bookmarks, Amy. They came out so nice.

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, I love your projects, Amy!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Fantastic tags, Amy! Congratulations on winning the SAF Tea Staining Technique!