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Tea Bag Portraits

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What started off as a class assignment, has turned into a bit of an obsession. Honestly, I didn’t think I would love making tiny 2 x 2 or 2 1/2 x 3 inch paintings on tea bags! But there you have it, I have confessed. So far, I have painted over 50 of them. Each and every one is unique in their own way, each a challenge to paint…but I love them ALL.

Here are the first seven I am offering on my online shop, ArtcyLucy Studio on Etsy.

Fashionable Sisters




Big Sister

Cora (sold thank you)


Each of these are painted on tea bags…and I am experimenting with brands, the round ones are Tetley, the more square ones are Celestial Seasonings, and the larger rectangular, are a blank disposable tea bag, that you can fill with your own tea leaves. My goal is to complete 100 painted tea bags by the end of the year. That shouldn’t be too hard, since I love painting these little art treasures.


This is the online class that started the obsession….Tiny Bags of Love, by Jeanne-Marie Webb. 

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