Today I'm joining two of my favorite challenge blogs with a single post. Moo-Mania and More is asking us to make art of any kind, shape, size, or color as long as it's inspired by coffee or tea. Likewise, although I'm almost too late for the party, Try it on Tuesday's latest theme is layers. I may not have nearly as many layers as some, but I have a few at least.
This is my offering, a quiltlet, and I'm going to walk you through how I made it.
I began by creating a few tape transfers of birds. I overlaid one tape transfer on a teabag holder. Using Ultimate! glue, I then adhered those to the actual tea bag that came from the holder.
It's really hard to see the tea bag holder through the tape transfer in this photo. I was also surprised how long it took the tea bag to dry so I could use it.
While the tea bag was drying, I painted a strip of white sheet I had torn to size. I know how much the recipient likes these colors, so that's why I chose them.
Next I adhered the teabag and tape transfer assembly to the fabric. So far, there are four layers.
To shift gears, I overdyed the grape juice fabric I made a few weeks ago with strong coffee and allowed it to dry. By this time, my entire craft room smelled good.
Because I'm mailing this gift, I didn't want a lot of bulk. Therefore, instead of adding batting between the front and back layers, I simply sewed circles around the back of the piece (a single layer) and added Bleubeard's and my names to the back.
Finally, using my hole guide, I cut two holes using my Crop-a-dile and added the two fibers.
Once I scanned the piece, I was thrilled to see the tape transfer actually looked as good as it did in person.
Now all I have to do is send it flying on its merry way and hope it arrives on time.
Meanwhile, please join me at Moo-Mania and More for coffee and/or tea, and for a few more hours at Try it on Tuesday with your layers and layers.
Of course, I appreciate your visiting me, too. You are always too kind and I am very grateful.