This page celebrates friendships and tea as there’s nothing better than chatting over a cuppa with friends (grin!).
I wanted to recycle some pretty greeting card envelopes so I ripped a brown, cream, white and two different shades of pink into pieces and collaged them onto the page using Liquitex matte gel medium. I added two rose rub-on transfers and then I stencilled modelling paste, using a lace stencil, over the pink sections and once dry applied some white gesso using a baby wipe to tone the colours down a bit. Next I splattered white DecoArt acrylic paint over the whole page using a paintbrush. The teacups and saucers are fussy cut from a magazine, edged with Dark Sepia Faber-Castell Big Brush marker and stuck in place using double-sided foam tape. I created two vintage style envelopes to hold the teabags using a small white tag envelope. For the centre panel of each envelope I used a pretty bird sticker and also a piece of card from the same sticker packaging which I stamped with a Bella Rossi stamp which details tea and other drinks. Both panels are edged with pearls and leftover borders from a Penny Black Stickeroo set. I inserted a recycled empty teabag that I had dried into the top of each one and stuck them to the page using glue dots. I also arranged them onto the page with a piece of string which is recycled greeting card trim, so it looked like a teabag string and held the end of the string down with a pretty cream rose. The small tag is from the same greetings card as the trim and it is embellished with a piece of the Stickeroo border and also one of the pearls. It is stuck down using double-sided foam tape and I added another cream rose to secure the string. To finish the page, I added some pearls to the background.
As I used the lace stencil, this page is also for the Stencil, Die Cuts or Both challenge over at Try it on Tuesday where you still have another week to join in the fun!
Flowers and birds means this page also matches the Flora and Fauna theme over at Art Journal Journey that I’m hosting this month. This page marks the second week for this theme and I’d like to thank all of you who have joined in the fun, I hope you are enjoying getting creative with this theme!
A trip to the Blackbird café with friends is always welcome, today I’m sharing our tea – green tea for me and earl grey for my forever friend!
As it T Stands for Tuesday I’m saying a big hello to my T Gang friends and wishing you all a Happy T Day!
We often visit this café and I have posted about it a few times, you may remember these beautiful birdcages (grin!). If you want to see more of the café then here’s a link to my previous post.
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:
- Pébéo Modeling Paste
- Pébéo White Gesso
- DecoArt Crafter’s Acrylic (White)
- Faber-Castell Big Brush Pitt artist pen (Dark Sepia B 175)
- Ranger Archival Ink (Jet Black)
- Prima Marketing Clear Stamps (Rossi Belle 587499)
- Craft Sensations (Deco Stencil Set 154892)
- Old Magazine
- Small tag envelopes
- Docrafts Papermania Label Stickers (Botanicals PMA157234)
- Recycled birthday card tag and string trim
- Dried teabags
- Penny Black Stickeroos (Vintage Roses #10-142)
- Poundworld (Pearl Embellishments 137920-A)
- Craft Sensations (Ivory Deco Flowers CR0736-GE)
- Liquitex Matte Gel Medium
- Wilko (Sticky Dots)
- The Range double-sided foam tape