Sunday, 23 October 2016

Tiny Teabag Sketches

As I had amassed a bagful of tea bags, I decided to do some tiny animal sketches. They are so quick and easy to do. All I used were Derwent charcoal pencils and a little gesso. 


Charcoal is very smudgey and as such very forgiving, you don't need to be very neat or accurate.. 



I mounted each onto a piece of neutral/beige card. 



and wrote the sentiment on a piece of old book page..( I use the centre text of pages for collage but I keep the plain margins from book pages to write sentiments or stamp text.. )

I used a fountain pen for this but you could stamp your text. 


Then I mounted each animal and sentiment onto a card blank, 



They really don't need anything else, I guess this is my way of doing CAS, something I find impossible in paint. 



I really like them, they are sweet, and with a simple 'hello' greeting they can be used for any occasion. 
Darcy 



13 comments:

  1. They're gorgeous Darcy especially the sweet giraffe xx

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  2. They are fabulous, I love them.

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  3. OMGoodness - these are amazing :-D xxxxx

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  4. Wow, this is such an unusual idea, never seen it before - I love it, the cards are super cute. How will you give those little animals away now, you must have given them names and everything? Rachel

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  5. Darcy, these are just wonderful!

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  6. Just love your desire to sketch. They are lovely Darcy. Xx

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  7. Love those animals and the end result of the cards!
    Do you use a particular brand of teabags? When I use tea for staining, I never have great luck with being able to use the teabags.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  8. Wow Darcy! These are fabulous - what great idea too! Chrisx

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  9. These are incredible. If only I could draw. Your art always makes me smile, and now I want to drink some tea.

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