Today I’m ready to junque it up with a fun mini zine project!
I made this mini zine with discarded tea bags. Yes you read that right. I used old tea bags to make a little mini book out of! Now you probably remember that I used a tea bag in a previous project when I was doing a journal page in my Haute Mess Mixed Media Journal. This time I just thought how cute they would look all stacked and bound together as a little mini. So my wheels got turning.
You can see from the pictures here that I stacked all the bags up and bound them together with some embroidery floss, but not before giving them each a good treatment with some Haute Mess Matte Gel. After I let that dry I began assembling my mini. I also added some funky Tim Holtz vintage photo strips and some word stickers. You could embellish this in so many fun ways.
To tie it all together I used a couple of the tea bag tags (with the string still attached) and glued them to the inside covers.
This is the amazing Haute Mess paint colors that brought my beautiful clay embellishment to life.
And this is the wonderful Haute Mess Mediums that you just have to have handy when approaching a project like this.
To see the entire process, click below for a step by step process video
Haute Mess Matte Gel
Haute Mess Glass Bead Gel
Haute Mess Bad & Tatted Acrylic Paint
Haute Mess Hippie in High Heals Acrylic Paint
Haute Mess Kiss & Don’t Tell Acrylic Paint
Haute Mess Torrid Acrylic Paint
Used, Dried and Emptied Tea Bags
Various Ephemera/vintage photos/word stickers/Embellishments
Large sewing needle & Embroidery Floss