Tea and paper are two of my favourite things, so why not combine them?
I have been a proper blogger and am going to show you some step-by-step photos of what I did to create some lovely tea-dyed papers.
Choose your paper (I used one sheet of acrylic paper & one sheet of heavy drawing paper). Brew some strong tea (I used six teabags to a pint of hot water) and gather some random leaves & grass from the garden. Grab yourself a large baking tray (one with a lip, if you don’t want to spill tea all over the place). Lay paper in the bottom of the tray with leaves & whatnot on top. Like this:
Now, pour your tea over the papers, like this:
Now you bake it in the oven. I did mine at 120 degrees celsius (that’s 250F to my non-metric friends) for about 10 minutes. It came out the oven looking like this:
Look at the lovely rich colour! Yum. Next, rinse the excess tea & leaves & grass off your lovely paper and peg it out on the line to dry (hanging your smalls on the line behind is optional ;-))
Once the paper has dried, do with it what you please. I stamped a little emergency reminder to myself on a piece of mine:
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