Another cool happy mail package from Penny Duane in Canada. Click above to play the YouTube video and watch as I open the package for the first time and take a peek inside! Many thanks to Penny for the thoughtful gifts! XO
I’ve seen a few YouTube videos featuring the use of cold coffee, tea and tea leaves. I was so interested in this strange art journaling technique, I wanted to play with them myself. So for this art journal page, I dug out some vintage pictures, mixed up the tea and coffee and left the tea bag on the side ready to use!
I have of course filmed the whole process from start to finish in real time, only the drying time cut out! To watch the video simply click the YouTube image below.
For this 8×8 flat panel canvas I had the idea to use a feather shape as the main focal point, I also wanted to add some rust and patina to the piece to make it look almost mechanical. It does have a little steampunk aesthetic, but not too much. The feather is cut from grey grunge board, as are some of the cogs and gears, the rest are found items, beads and MDF shapes. The main ingredient however is the corrugated cardboard pieces that make up the base structure. To watch the creation process from start to finish click the YouTube link below.
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