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« on: April 01, 2014 06:52:54 PM »

I want to make some old stained labels for bottles and jars. I love the tea stain look and the warping of the paper.  Does anyone have experience tea-staining paper they've printed on with an ink jet printer?  I'll just be using black ink (grey scale).  I thought of staining before, but I wonder the the warped and swollen paper will feed through well.
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« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2014 06:04:59 AM »

I was thinking tea staining before printing too - then maybe what you can try doing is misting the paper again to moisten, and then ironing it gently to see if you can flatten it again enough to go through the printer.
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« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2014 06:58:34 AM »

I was thinking tea staining before printing too - then maybe what you can try doing is misting the paper again to moisten, and then ironing it gently to see if you can flatten it again enough to go through the printer.

I hadn't thought I could flatten it again. Neat!
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« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2014 10:41:23 AM »

It may or may not work - it won't be perfectly flat, but maybe flat enough to go through the printer.  You could also press it between heavy things too - like pressing flowers.
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« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2017 01:43:12 PM »

This is pretty old, did tea-dying work for you?

I sometimes use watered-down craft paint on inkjet prints; so long as I don't scrub at it, the ink stays in place.
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« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2017 02:28:52 PM »

This is pretty old, did tea-dying work for you?

I sometimes use watered-down craft paint on inkjet prints; so long as I don't scrub at it, the ink stays in place.

What I ended up doing was print, soak in strong tea inside a rimmed baking sheet . Then I used the wet bags to dab on darker spots in places. I think I may have even put wet coffee grounds on to further gross them out.  Roll Eyes The ink held pretty well, the paper got a little worn where I got crazy with dabbing the bags which worked for me.
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« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2017 05:40:30 PM »

I was thinking that just leaving the wet leaves and grounds on, to sit for awhile, would leave interesting patterns and aging.
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« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2017 08:48:36 PM »

I was thinking that just leaving the wet leaves and grounds on, to sit for awhile, would leave interesting patterns and aging.

You're probably right! I only had tea bags on hand and I think I would have to drive for 45 mins (one way) to get loose tea! And I wouldn't want to waste good tea! My coffee grounds are super, so probably also not as neat of patterns as if I had drank rip or french press coffee on the regular. Love to see what happens with yours!
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« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2017 01:58:24 AM »

I was thinking that just leaving the wet leaves and grounds on, to sit for awhile, would leave interesting patterns and aging.

You're probably right! I only had tea bags on hand and I think I would have to drive for 45 mins (one way) to get loose tea! And I wouldn't want to waste good tea! My coffee grounds are super, so probably also not as neat of patterns as if I had drank rip or french press coffee on the regular. Love to see what happens with yours!

Just open up the tea bags - then you can also use the tea bags for mixed media stuff too.  Trust me - they have great staining powder, the small leaf bits in tea bags.  If my grandmom were still around, you could ask her.  One of my strongest memories as a young kid at her place was my brother coming up with the great idea of opening tea bags up and using the wet leaves inside to help me feed my baby doll - in grandmom's front room - the one with the nice light beige carpet.  She flipped out and chased him in circles around the house with a broom.

I should save some of my herbal tea leaves and give it a go - some of the ones with the berries and flowers may leave interesting colour blooms.
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« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2017 08:18:47 AM »

Brothers, man.

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