Friday, January 27, 2017

Tea Stained Cardstock Techniques

Today I have a fun technique for you...
well, actually 3 techniques all stemming from

This is the first technique I'd like to share with you...
Tea Spritz

I started off by boiling up a batch of really strong tea.
I have to tell you it made my entire craft room smell wonderful!

So I filled a mini squirt bottle with the tea

and misted it over the stencil several times 
letting each layer soak into the paper before adding the next.
This prevented the tea from bleeding under the stencil.

My next card was made using plastic wrap!

I pulled off a sheet that was twice as big as the card panel.
Scrunched it up a few times,

Added some tea

The scrunched it on the cardstock and let it dry naturally (overnight).

I love the light and dark veining it creates!

Finally, this one is my favorite!
It created a beautiful mottled pattern.

I tore open one of the tea bags and sprinkled the tea leaves over the cardstock.
I also added a bit of the tea to really moisten the leaves/paper.
It was left to dry overnight.

And this is how it turned out!
The areas where there was more tea turned out much darker.
I just love it!

So there you go...
3 different techniques to help create entirely different looks 
...with tea!

Supplies: - Cardstock, Stencil, Stamps, CutAparts, Embellishments
Imagine - VersaFine - onyx; Memento Dye Ink - Bamboo Leaves, Danube Blue, Tangelo


  1. Love this! I will try it, I love tea and have a bit of it in my cupboard : ) I especially love #3!!!

  2. OMG! I love the tea right on the paper look. Beautiful cards, Roni. Thanks for playing!

  3. I've done the tea on paper before but never the other two techniques. Can't wait to try the one with plastic wrap and spritzing with a stencil. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Great techniques. Will definitely try these.

  5. Great techniques and lovely cards! TFS

  6. Great variety of techniques and results. Love the finished cards, too!


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