Tea @ Three: More painting with tea
Good afternoon Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome back to Max and Collin’s totally tea-tastic parlour located within the splendidly scenic city of Lancaster!
Hopefully you caught our Viola Stewart blog tour post yesterday and were able to enter the free ebook give away on Karen’s blog 🙂
Today you find us doing more rabid explorations in tea painting… this time we used a variety of teas and coffees – Green matcha and seaweed, blackberry, strawberry, lapsang, espresso and supermarket own brand instant coffee (don’t worry, not a drop touched our lips, we promise) Also we let the layers dry a bit in between to try and work in some more detail and used damp tissue to remove some layers and create a light-shinning-illusiony-thing… hopefully! And then got seriously fancy and pressed the ‘enhance colour’ button when we uploaded it… yep, that’s the kind of swish, tech-savvy chaps you’re dealing with today! (tentacle-bump)
So, this portrait is of Max – complete with his purple ‘Alexandra’s Tint’ to his eyes and hair (years of eating nothing but purple seaweed will do this to a chap and in the under water prison-city where we have both been residing these last few years, there is little else to eat (I know you’d think fish would be on the menu wouldn’t you? But honestly, rotting carcasses and leftovers are a devil to dispose of when you are sealed inside a glass dome – seaweed is far easier, trust me, and the smell does not attract large carnivorous marine life) )
Obviously we still have a looooooong way to before we are ‘good’ at this lark, but we have been persuaded by our utterly adorable friend Mrs Nimue Brown (no doubt for her own wicked amusement) to take park in ‘Inktober’ with her on twitter and we are going to attempt the slow-pokes 5K version of one – two inks a week so hopefully there will be improvement over that time!
Also we’re hoping that tea counts as ink!
We wish you a most marvellous afternoon, please do let us know if you are also planning to take part in inktober and , if so, where we can find your marvellous works of art and until we see you again,
do, obviously, please remain always,