This was the best-smelling project so far! The suggestion for today was to make something from tea. I chose to use some of my unsteeped looseleaf teas. And it smelled really good while I was making this! If I had been braver I would have filled in the background with another tea to cover the white, but I wanted to save my tea leaves and just couldn’t bring myself to fill the background. I also was having trouble figuring out what tea might have been a good texture and color choice against the others. Maybe I could have stained the paper with a tea bag first… or not. As I am kinda in love with tea, this was a fun way to play with them all.
I also loved the texture of it finished. The body had a nubby look – I wished the tea was glued in place so I could touch it without moving all the leaves.
Pupils = Hyson green tea, irises = Yerba mate, nose and mouth = Rooibos, body = Gunpowder green, cloud = Silver vin zhen pearls, toy/ball = a flowering tea (I can’t read the Chinese label), and the ground = the smelliest! Mayan chai.
And actually, there was another sketched out kitty I before this on. The trouble was his face was too detailed and I couldn’t get the teas to fit in the small spaces and it looked messy and unintelligible.
Trying to decide what teas to use where:
This took 2 hours to assemble, another 1.5 hours to photograph and post. Amazing how the time flies – I would have sworn the whole thing only took an hour!