Tuesday, February 11, 2014

A New Old Look

I've been pondering tea lately. Not the kind in a cup, but the kind one uses to give an antique look to paper and fabric. There is a definite allure to tea-staining, but I've always steered clear of it because of the acid in the tea, which isn't so good for paper. Fortunately, I've discovered a way to neutralize the acid, and I've been tea dyeing everything in sight. What happiness!

A new coptic stitch journal, called "Evening in Paris," made of tea-stained pages, a woman's vintage red leather glove, and a French song, Envoi des Fleurs:





A guest book made with antique linen, reclaimed leather, and tea-antiqued pages:



Currently in residence at my Etsy store.





3 comments:

  1. I haven't tea stained paper for years but seeing your books makes me think I'd like to try again. Your books are lovely, Barbara.

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  2. Thanks, Carol! It was pretty fun to try out tea staining.

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  3. Great work Barbara, your 'evening in paris' piece is very well balanced, I especially like the music sheet endpapers, fantastic work, I'll try and send a few people to your etsy store. Keep up the good work, ~ Paul

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