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
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)