Exploring Tea & Ephemera in Cincinnati
The first day of festival I taught Tea & Ephemera which is a class focused on learning a variety of mixed media techniques: drawing on tea bags and adhering them to fabric
working with printed tea bags
collaging a variety of art papers, napkins, book pages and foreign language newspapers
additional color is applied with paint and colored pencils
rubber stamps provide more options for creating texture
paint sticks used with commercial stencils and cut freezer paper can create transparant or opaque patterns to overlay imagery
I love having young students in my class. They still have their creative confidence intact and always do amazing work.
we even added printing with thermofax screens into the mix.
It was a fun day of exploration, and after class everyone hit the show floor for opening night.
It was also nice to see the Artists Village again, I had totally forgotten it was going to be at the show, it had a wonderful location between the 12 x 12 exhibit and Tactile Architecture.
This is my house from the exhibit, which is constructed using abaca paper (tea bag paper) that I printed with images and painted, adhered to heavy weight interfacing, quilted and stitched together into a house.