This week I experimented with using some clear tar gel on my teabags. Whilst they were still wet, I dripped some alcohol inks on, then left them to dry for 24 hours. The tar gel made the teabags transparent, so I painted the backs with white gesso. I outlined the alcohol ink colours with white paint pen. I added collage circles and word stickers, then finished with black pen outlines around them.
The clear tar gel was an interesting experiment, I've had it in my stash for a long time!
It's wet and dark and miserable here, but my cold is gradually going thankfully.