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Not sure if I had this, even though it was from Maeda-en and sencha. The bag was different, although that could’ve just been updated. It could’ve also been a sort of ‘fancy’ type. Anyhow.

Was a bit disappointing. It was green, I give it that, but otherwise very thin taste. No matter how many different variations on temperature and steeping time was it tested with. Just couldn’t grasp it. It was sencha, but ended up nothing more than worker’s tea for me. Took me three weeks to drink all hundred tea bags with a fellow student while we worked on our artist books and prints and after that during lectures. Then again it provided me a bunch of tea bag papers to use for my works. So nothing was done in vain.

canadianadia

I’m curious…what do you do with the tea bag papers? I’m always looking for good ideas for how to reuse things

charab

Well. Sometimes I use the papers themselves for example in a book format with writing or images (the pen I use doesn’t seep through as much as I doubted which was surprising), or as chine collé in my etchings (they give a wonderful patina to the prints)..I still haven’t tried how they’ll work as a book cover when glued (with wheat starch glue) many layers on top of each other. Recently I started using them with offset lithography where I exposed them with UV light onto an aluminum plate. You can see the results from my blog ( http://mintblack.blogspot.fi/ ), there are some of the prints I’ve made. The chine collés are waiting to be put there too, when I have more time for that….what else..oh yeah. I also once made origami Christmas balls out of them with my lil’ sis. That paper actually suits origamis amazingly well, the transparency and subtle color palette of them create very beautiful play of shadow and light within the folds when held against the light.

And more ideas come up the more I make experiments with them.

charab

Oh and I almost forgot, I made an artist book out of them as well! It can be found from my blog as well, it was part of three books in white boxes.

canadianadia

Those are some brilliant ideas. Thanks for sharing the blog link – you’re very talented.
The origami Christmas balls sound like fun

charab

Heh, thanks! I need to make more of the balls so I could post the instructions online for them if you’re interested. There’s nothing so enjoyable than folding papers in peace while others jump off the walls during holidays. Except having a simmering cup on the side.

canadianadia

yes, I’’d love to see the ornaments instructions

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canadianadia

I’m curious…what do you do with the tea bag papers? I’m always looking for good ideas for how to reuse things

charab

Well. Sometimes I use the papers themselves for example in a book format with writing or images (the pen I use doesn’t seep through as much as I doubted which was surprising), or as chine collé in my etchings (they give a wonderful patina to the prints)..I still haven’t tried how they’ll work as a book cover when glued (with wheat starch glue) many layers on top of each other. Recently I started using them with offset lithography where I exposed them with UV light onto an aluminum plate. You can see the results from my blog ( http://mintblack.blogspot.fi/ ), there are some of the prints I’ve made. The chine collés are waiting to be put there too, when I have more time for that….what else..oh yeah. I also once made origami Christmas balls out of them with my lil’ sis. That paper actually suits origamis amazingly well, the transparency and subtle color palette of them create very beautiful play of shadow and light within the folds when held against the light.

And more ideas come up the more I make experiments with them.

charab

Oh and I almost forgot, I made an artist book out of them as well! It can be found from my blog as well, it was part of three books in white boxes.

canadianadia

Those are some brilliant ideas. Thanks for sharing the blog link – you’re very talented.
The origami Christmas balls sound like fun

charab

Heh, thanks! I need to make more of the balls so I could post the instructions online for them if you’re interested. There’s nothing so enjoyable than folding papers in peace while others jump off the walls during holidays. Except having a simmering cup on the side.

canadianadia

yes, I’’d love to see the ornaments instructions

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An MA student in Aalto ARTS, Helsinki. Works as a studio supervisor at the aforementioned University and as a gallery assistant for The Association of Finnish Sculptors at the Gallery Sculptor.

Enjoys life that revolves around art in general, drawing, printmaking, MA studies, work as a technician at the university and many, many fine cups of tea. And an understanding husband.

As for the basic characteristics of the everyday life there are two main aspects that eventually come up with the people I meet and form an acquaintance with:

Getting into situations and things happen.

Stand between me and my tea and I’ll show you a person with no future ahead.

Oh and those interested about the other things I’m doing check out my blog:

http://mintblack.blogspot.fi/

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Helsinki, Finland

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