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CPG TECHNIQUE: Tea Stained Notecard - US Only

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Group:Cheap Postage Swaps, Tags and Fun
Swap Coordinator:OrigamiGrace (contact)
Swap categories: Card Making  Challenges  Handmade 
Number of people in swap:9
Location:Regional - US only
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:June 19, 2020
Date items must be sent by:June 30, 2020
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

1 partner, 1 handmade blank notecard using tea stained paper (and a blank envie)

What is a tea stained paper?

  • If you are writing on the front, do it before you stain the paper and make sure you use waterproof ink. You can also use printed paper such as book pages; your paper should be heavy weight and porous
  • Brew strong tea and let cool, you can use the tea bags or the tea or both!
  • Place paper in a rimmed baking tray and either pour tea over the paper or use the tea bags to dab and blot the paper as you like
  • You can let dry and dab with the tea bags again for a darker stain in selected areas or open the teabags up and spread the wet tea leaves on the paper
  • Let dry and incorporate the tea stained paper on your notecard!

You can see a tutorial here or here

Please embellish your notecard a bit with a sticker, words, or a little something so it's not completely blank but make the embellishment generic enough so your partner can easily use the card. The notecard should be mailable size so nothing smaller than 3-1/2-x-5 inches, as that is the smallest legal mailing size for an envelope in the US. The envie can also be handmade - plain or embellished, that is up to you.

Place your finished notecard & envie in another envie, write a little note to your partner about how this art adventure went, affix proper postage and mail it off!

This should mail for 1 first class stamp! Sender's choice for colors, this is all about the technique and having fun while making a mess!!

If you are on Instagram, please post a pic and use the hashtag #cpgswap.

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