Artist Turns Used Tea Bags Into Canvases For Her Charming Miniature Paintings

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Image via @silvirub

We last featured visual artist and graphic designer Ruby Silvious for her 363 Days of Tea project, and she has returned to expand her collection with new works.

Her illustrated project, titled ‘52 Weeks of Tea’, turns used teabags as canvases for her intricate masterpieces. These are created once every week, and are worked around random themes, playing with different mediums.

Like her previous project, Silvious hopes to inspire others to reimagine art, and find new ways to repurpose discarded items.

Follow her Instagram account to keep up with her new paintings.

52 Weeks of Tea/8 Fish Friday #lent #fisheyes #recycledart #teabag #twiningstea #52weeksoftea #somethingfishygoingon

A photo posted by Ruby Silvious (@silvirub) on Feb 19, 2016 at 2:28pm PST


52 Weeks of Tea/7 Snow, finally. #betterlatethannever #winterinnewyork #countrywinter #recycledart #teabag #52weeksoftea #tazotea #inspiring_watercolors

A photo posted by Ruby Silvious (@silvirub) on Feb 12, 2016 at 2:49pm PST


52 Weeks of Tea/6 My niece Gabriella in Warsaw #recycled #teabag #gouache #52weeksoftea

A photo posted by Ruby Silvious (@silvirub) on Feb 7, 2016 at 5:01pm PST


52/5 Pick a scent, any scent #thenoseknows #recycled #teabag #twiningstea #jomalone #52weeksoftea

A photo posted by Ruby Silvious (@silvirub) on Jan 29, 2016 at 8:44pm PST


52/4 #Jonas This is the dried Verdigris Earl Grey tea bag from this morning's cup. The wonderful stains don't disappoint. #blizzard2016 #recycled #teabag #rubysilviousart #verdigristea #52weeksoftea

A photo posted by Ruby Silvious (@silvirub) on Jan 24, 2016 at 5:19pm PST


52 Weeks of Tea/2 #recycled #teabag #collage #rubysilviousart #52weeksoftea

A photo posted by Ruby Silvious (@silvirub) on Jan 10, 2016 at 5:14pm PST


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