Ceylon Tea

We bought some new Ceylon Tea recently so I thought I’d have some fun and create an art journal page with the packaging that was sitting on my craft desk (grin!).

I started by mixing some yellow, red and black acrylic paints to create a medium tea colour and then applied it to the page using an old gift card. I used a wet paintbrush to move the colour around to cover the page giving it a grungy look. On the lighter painted areas of the page, I stamped a crackle effect using a BoBunny stamp and Vintage Photo Distress Ink. Next I added some black flowers, oriental shapes and leaves which are rub-on transfers from Kaisercraft. I die cut the tea packaging using circular, square and flower shape doily die cuts and then I arranged them onto the page using double-sided foam tape and a glue stick. I stencilled a criss-cross lattice pattern using Ranger Texture Paste and then I splattered the page with white and also black acrylic paint. When dry, I coloured the criss-cross shapes with a white Faber-Castell Big Brush marker which finished the page. 

As T Stands for Tuesday, I’m having a cup of Ceylon Tea today and joining the T Gang – Happy T Day everyone!

Ceylon tea is a popular type of black tea that is also known as Sri Lankan tea as it is produced on the island of Sri Lanka, formerly known as Ceylon. This particular blend is rich amber in colour and has a zesty aroma with a fresh and bold flavour which makes it a refreshing and energising cuppa any time of the day. It’s suggested to have the following health benefits too:

  • Weight loss by increasing your metabolism, which may help increase energy and help your body burn fat.
  • Boosting your immune system being rich in antioxidants, which may increase white blood cells, boost the immune system, and help the body fight disease-causing viruses and harmful bacteria.
  • Ceylon tea contains potassium which relaxes the tension in your blood vessels and arteries.
  • Reducing blood glucose levels which may help prevent the spikes and drops that can be dangerous for people with diabetes.
  • Skin elasticity as some of the antioxidants in Ceylon tea are linked to reducing collagen loss in the skin.

Thanks for joining me today! If you have any questions or comments, I would love to hear from you.

Hoping that you’re all stay safe and well! x

Challenges

I’m pleased to join the lovely Mia from Craftartista over at Art Journal Journey and her Flowers challenge this month with flowers I included on this page.

I’m pleased to join in the Tea Party challenge over at Country View Challenges with my Ceylon Tea art journal page.

I’m joining in Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge and their We’re All A Buzz challenge with my Ceylon Tea page as this tea energises you, giving you a buzz (grin!).

Don’t forget that you still have time to join our Anything Mixed Media Goes challenge over at Creative Artiste Challenge Blog too, it would be lovely to see you there!

Here is a list of all the materials used to create this art journal page:

  • Liquitex Artist Color Acrylic (Cadmium Red Medium Hue, Cadmium Yellow Medium)
  • DecoArt Crafter’s Acrylic (Black)
  • BoBunny Stamp (Rough It Up Item# 12105155)
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Vintage Photo)
  • Kaisercraft Rub-ons (Lush Collection – Black & White RB867)
  • Tea box packaging
  • The Works Cutting Dies (Circles 211766, Squares 211759, Circular Doily 251335)
  • X-Press It! double-sided foam tape
  • Pritt Stick
  • Art Discount Acrylic (White)
  • Craft Sensations (Deco Stencil Set 154892)
  • Ranger Texture Paste
  • Faber-Castell Big Brush Marker (White 101)

25 thoughts on “Ceylon Tea

  1. This is fabulous Jo, I love how the packet fits in with your beautiful page. Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge at Country View Crafts and have a very happy week, Sue xx

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  2. I’ll have a cup and would love to chat again. I didn’t know all that about Ceylon tea. And mostly I love your page. It has an exotic feel to it (probably what you were going for, right?) and the orange is a great shade. This page (minus the tea) would make super wallpaper. I hope all is well and you are having a wonderful T day Jo. Hugs-Erika

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  3. A super post Jo and good that you listed the benefits of drink that brand of tea, I did grin at that. Ots a fantastic page and i love you you included the packaging.
    Happy Y day wishes Jo.
    saty safe.
    Yvonnw xx
    p.s. Thank you for linking to Mia’s theme at Art Journal Journey.

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  4. beautiful Ceylon tea inspired page Jo! Also interesting about the health benefits. I’d have to have decafe cuz after my two cups of coffee in the AM that’s it for me cuz of blood pressure issues. Well done on coordinating the colors on your page too. Happy T day!

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  5. This is a wonderful and colorful journal page, Jo. You fooled me! I was SURE you had sewn around those images until I learned you used your die cutter. DUH. It’s beautiful and so well done. Thanks, too, for sharing this with us at Art Journal Journey using Mia’s theme.

    Your Ceylon tea is beautiful. I knew some of the health benefits, but not all you listed. Glad to learn something new each T day. Thanks for sharing your great art and your Ceylon tea with us for T this Tuesday, dear Jo.

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  6. Interesting page and interesting facts about Ceylon tea. I think I should start drinking it for all the benefits it professes to give to one. Certainly sounds healthier than coffee but as I drink neither I cannot change ,
    For some reason I am in an orange mood – just been using the colour and a yellow too which was bordering on orange really – such a lovely colour to lift the mood as your page does. Gorgeous colours, lovely links to lots of things within the packet and a great use of the packet itself.
    Hugs, Neet xx

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  7. What a gorgeous page with Ceylon tea. It’s the tea we drank when I was small. I remember it. It didn’t come in a bag though. It was all loose tea in those days.
    I love the colour. Those oranges and light browns. Beautiful.
    I never knew Ceylon tea had so many health benefits.
    Happy T-Day,
    Lisca

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  8. I love this page, Jo. The reddish orange color you created really catches my eye. I love all the background touches you added, like the texture paste criss-cross pattern and the crackle look made with a BoBunny Rough it Up stamp. That set is on my wish list. (grin)

    Happy T-Day! Eileen xx

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  9. OOh Your Art journal page is Amazing Jo !! I love the so wonderful background you have created, with similar colours of the tea packet, Great ! I don´t remember if I have tried Ceylon tea, perhaps, but, it may be delicious. I hope you spent a very happy T-day (sorry I´m late)
    I wish you a very nice afternoon, stay safe and big hugs
    Caty

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  10. Ooh love this Jo 🙂 I could say this is just my cup of tea,, sorry, corny I know 😉 the colours and whole design of this is gorgeous, right,,,, off to pop the kettle on 😉

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge
    Luv
    Lols x x x

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