Friday, March 18, 2011

Testing the Tea Stains..

Have you ever tried using tea-stains for your art works? It's quite cool. One of my favorite illustrators online, Amalia K. uses a lot of this technique. She creates so many beautiful artworks from her giving heart and soulful imaginations. I've never actually tried this tea-stains until today... Actually, I'm having a bit of flu and was told to rest.. then I imagined it'll be nice to curl in my bed.. like a little birdie in its nest- which brought me to this idea for Creative Everyday Challenge this month- NEST! Wohoo!

So, before I took my rest, here it goes..


And below was the outcome.. after a little watercolor touch on it..


The tea-stains were quite classic and nice, huh...? Well, I like it :). This was a good experimentation.

Now, I can go to bed.

Enjoy!


11 comments:

LoLLiMia said...

i love tea stain technique :).. lovely

ismahsaibudin said...

wahhh baru memang ada plan nak buat nihh tapi diz week was hectic tak sempat nak buat. Haha love love love the effect lahh cantik sangat! how I wish I could draw like u :D

DoodleDesign said...

Mia> ha-a kan? menarik gak teknik ni. cuba lah :)

ismah> draw je pepe pun.. pastu try, test, tengok.. hihii. Kalu buat, et nk tengok gak, eh?

Thanks 4 your comments, girls!

Evelyn said...

Hi ET
Good experiment. I used to work with clay, and would soaked my fired wares in tea and coffee to get the old-ish look (most effective for crackled glazes), and not have to worry about colours being toxic :)

artventurekids said...

I did once with my leftover coffee, love the smell too hehehe..

DoodleDesign said...

Evelyn > wow! How interesting!! hey, thanks for coming by :).. if you're travelling somewhere out there, take care!

artventurekids > oh yess! i love coffee smell... maybe i should try coffee stain later too! can i see your work. pleeeeaze ninja! :)

Shareh said...

wow..sgt cun..hehe...will try out soon....hehehe...

artventurekids said...

Hi ET.. malulah nak tunjuk my work setakat conteng2 jer... i'm actually trying out some food color for the class, grape pun cantik tapi yang darker tone, bukan yang gemuk2 tu..

DoodleDesign said...

Shareh- thanks!!!

AVK- ooo..wat experiment utk kelas eh? Last time I ada gak wat artwork guna 'natural' colors for a small group art exhibition. Interesting colors I saw other artists used- ie. from 'tanah', 'pottu'- ini yg org india buh kat dahi tu, 'kunyit'... now, if only I could find the pictures to show.

Amalia K said...

Hi Et! Wow, the painting looks great. I'm glad you tried the tea staining...fun isn't it? Thanks for linking to me, you're so sweet. :)

DoodleDesign said...

Yes! Yess! So much fun, Amalia :) Thanks 2 u too, dear.

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