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    MMH Tiny Tea Bag Paintings

    I recently took an online workshop called Tiny Bags of Love with Jeanne-Marie Webb, an artist who uses tea bags as tiny canvases. You can check out the class here: https://ivynewport.com/tiny-bags-of-love

    I have been inspired by all the work that has been posted on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram (search for #tinybagsoflove and #teabaggirls) and was thinking it would be a great thread to share tiny paintings with each other.

    The majority of the paintings are portraits done in watercolors, acrylics or gouche but you could paint anything!

    Preparing your tea bags is easy...just soak a couple overnight in boiling water and then the next morning lay them out on a tray or plate in the sun until they dry out completely. Then you can empty the leaves out carefully and you are ready to gesso the surface or just start painting!

    When you finish your painting you should mail it out either mounted on a thicker piece of paper like card stock or protected by a plastic sleeve.

    For those of you who have never done a MMH before. You agree to make the person before you in the thread ONE of their requests. You in turn list 3 things that would make you happy and the next person after you will try to accommodate your request.

    The Nitty Gritty according to AFA:
    -You must have an iTrader rating of +3 to start or participate in a PIF or MMH.
    -When setting up your PIF/MMH please require players to send out their item before accepting another/offering trade.
    -Posting pictures of what you have painted is encouraged!
    -Players should agree to a 2 week maximum mailing dead line, and keep in communication, if not a Negative iTrader should be given.
    -No chatting in the PIF threads - this makes them really hard to follow.
    -Remember to give iTrader points when you receive your tea bag!

    Who wants to play?
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    Who will make me happy with...
    a portrait
    fish
    mushrooms
    artist choice?

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    I will try to MYH Megan, not sure with which of your given themes.

    Who wants to MMH with

    A flower
    A rainbow
    Artists choice?

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    Hello Gemininorn! I will try and MYH with the artist choice.

    Who will MMH.with

    Apple
    Pear
    Portrait
    Artist Choice
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    Last edited by vikinglady; 12-15-2016 at 12:40 AM. Reason: Post tea bag art
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    I will try to MYH vikinglady...my portraits have been a little wonky as of late but I'll try!

    Who will MMH with:
    cats
    moths
    mushrooms
    artist choice?

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    I wanted to make sure that I could do this before I signed up and it wasn't too bad. I even used watercolor! It's kinda like inches! I made you a couple of mushrooms. I hope they MYH.
    Who will MMH with:
    Teacup(s)
    Teapot
    Anybody or animal drinking tea
    Artist choice?

    Here's the one I did in watercolor
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    Smidgen, I will try and MYH with a Teapot

    Who WWMMH with a

    Landscape
    Barn
    Sea Turtle
    Jelly Fish
    Artist Choice
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    Vikinglady I will MYH, haven't yet decided with what...

    Would someone like to MMH with
    An Elephant
    A Tree
    A leaf
    Artists choice?
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    I will MYH Gemininorn not sure what
    Did a poppy from your last request of a flower

    Who will MMH with

    A bird
    Stacked teacups
    An animal
    A Flower
    Artist choice - thrilled for anything really
    PLEASE- don't glue any backing to the teabag

    *TIP-Try to keep your paint very dry if your don't want it to bleed on the teabag.
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    Last edited by Smidgen; 01-08-2017 at 11:55 PM.
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    Smidgen..I will make you happy with a bird

    Who will MMH with:
    Frida Kahlo
    Bird
    Seahorse
    or Artist Choice

    Please don't glue any backing to the teabag
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    Hi acalla, I will make you happy with artist's choice

    Who will MMH with:
    flower
    bird
    teacup
    artist's choice

    Please don't glue any backing to the teabag. Please don't take away the tea label attached to the tea bag too. Thank you.
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    betzzz,, I will be GLAD to make you HAPPY with a sweet little birdie!

    Here is your little birdie! I hope you like it!!!

    Who will make me HAPPY with:
    * Flower
    * Bird
    * Leaf/Tree
    * Dragonfly
    * Butterfly
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    Echo Paitsel..I will make you happy with a Flower

    Who will make me HAPPY with:
    Frida Kahlo
    Portrait
    Humpty Dumpty
    Artist Choice
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    Acalla, I will make you happy with a Humpty Dumpty.

    Who will make me happy with
    Artist choice
    Teacup(s)
    Butterfly
    Dragonfly
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    Going to give this a try! I'll attempt a dragonfly. Who will mmh with

    Angel
    Cross
    Spring tree
    Rooster
    Coffee
    Inspirational word art
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    Never done this before! Beka, I'll try to MYH with a spring tree! (I think it looks more tree-like in real life.)


    Who will MMH with a:
    landscape
    cottage
    fish
    bird?
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    I will make you happy plumhill! I am thinking a fish...
    Who will MMH with a:

    bird
    mushrooms
    birch trees
    portrait?

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    this new thread is definitely making me happy.

    megan457
    I will make you happy with a bird
    who will MMH with
    a bee on a flower
    a colorful whimsy dachshund
    wildflowers
    a peace sign

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    I will make you happy with a bee on a flower.

    Who will MMH with
    artist choice
    stack of teacups or one teacup
    a flower(s)
    a butterfly

    **please do not attach the teabag to anything
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    Hi Smidgen, I will make you happy with a surprise tea bag painting.

    Who will MMH with
    Artist choice
    Fairy
    Tree

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