I have happy memories of past birthdays, spending time with friends at the Zen Restaurant. We like to go each year but with everything going on, we stayed at home this year so I decided to create this page to celebrate instead (grin!).
I started by applying some gold metallic paint to the background using a brayer and then stamping the same gold paint using a Serpentine background stamp from Art Impressions. Then I stamped some pretty fish using an Oriental Zen stamp set from Paperbabes Stamps and Toffee Crunch Memento Ink. Next I added some stickers and the business card from the restaurant, then the orchids which are napkins which I stuck in place using a very thin layer of Liquitex Matte Gel. The lanterns, dragon statue and tea pot are fussy cut from some old magazines and stuck in place using a glue stick. Then to finish, I added some gold glitter enamel dots.
The Zen Restaurant specialises in Thai and Chinese cuisine, and the interior of the restaurant is beautifully decorated with lanterns and the napkin rings are orchids which I included as part of my page design.
The gold, swirls and fish on this lovely painting at the restaurant also inspired my page design.
The food is delicious and I always have the Salt & Pepper Squid starter.
This is Sizzling King Prawns with Ginger and Spring Onions with jasmine rice.
As T Stands for Tuesday, I’m also sharing this fabulous teapot with a dragon design containing Chinese tea, isn’t it beautiful – Happy T day!
Hoping that you all stay safe and well! x
Thanks for joining me today! If you have any questions or comments, I would love to hear from you.
Here is a list of all the materials used to create this art journal page:
- Poundland Metallic Acylic Paint (Gold)
- Art Impressions Wood Mounted Rubber Stamp (Serpentine Background T2773)
- Tsukineko Memento Ink (Toffee Crunch)
- Paperbabe Stamps (Oriental Zen Stamp Set)
- Orchid napkin
- Liquitex Matte Gel Medium
- Penny Black Stickeroos (Unfolding #10-160)
- Business Card – Zen Restaurant
- X-Press It! double-sided tape
- Old Magazines
- Pritt Stick
- Dovecraft Premium (Glitter Enamel Dots DCDOT036X18)