During this session we will be learning how to make a small artist book in the shape of a tea bag to fill with sketched and illustrated teacups. You might like to add herbal tea remedies, hand lettering and tea stains!


You can also use the techniques taught to create a beautiful tea stained sketchbook spread if you'd prefer...or try both!


What you get when you buy:

  • A recording of the live workshop
  • Printable References
  • Materials List
  • Instruction sheets
  • Printable book template and full instructions on the video of how to construct your book


Suitable for all abilities

Tea Bag Book Workshop


    Gouache paints in a selections of colours (minimum red, blue, yellow and white)

    Mixing palette

    Brown paper or card or a brown manilla envelope or your sketchbook/ heavyweight cartridge paper

    Brushes (round/pointed size 1,2,4,)

    A water pot

    Fine liners, Black, various nib sizes or 0.5mm and 0.1mm

    Pencil, Eraser, Sharpener

    Kitchen paper

    White posca pen (Ultra Fine 0.7mm nib) or a white gel pen or white gouache

    Optional: Good quality coloured pencils

    A dry, empty, ironed tea bag (if you'd like to try painting on one) and a some scrap paper/magazine pages to protect your work surface.


    In Addition...To make the tea bag book you'll need:

    A selection of interesting thin-ish papers; e.g old envelopes, brown paper, cartridge paper with tea bag stains on (see method included with downloads), old book pages, water colour on, various thin art transparent types of paper eg. tracing paper, baking paper, tissue paper. You could use actual tea bags as pages (see method in the information download sheet)!!

    1 x A4 Card ( or an old cereal box) on which to stick the template sheet.

    Scissors and Glue stick

    Another piece of card for the cover of the book. This could be from a box of tea bags!

    A Stapler with staples

    You will receive links to download your Digital products in the 'Thank You' page of the Checkout, along with an emailed link that will last for 30 days. Because this is a downloadable product, we don't accept returns, exchanges or cancellations. But please contact us if you have any problems with your order. We'd be happy to help!

    This project is for personal use only and for the purchasing recepient only. The sale of art made from this workshop, or the re-sale of the workshop is forbidden. If you are going to be making a commercial art product based on this workshop with the intention of selling it, please contact me to purchase a commercial licence.