Hi everyone!  Happy Tuesday!  Today I am sharing (yet) another art journal page for the August challenge over on Art Journal Journey which this month is Type chosen by this month’s host, the lovely Neet.  You can probably tell by the number of pages that I have done so far, that I love this challenge and I love TYPE.  This page started out with a lot of collage using a lot of random elements and these eyes saved from a magazine – I’ve been wanting to use them on a page for a few months now and finally have a page where they fit.So I have lots of types of elements on the page, including those with different types of type lol.  From the top left – gel printed numbers, duck egg blue dictionary fabric, a header card from some socks I think, more gel printed numbers, twinings teabag sachets, some pieces of packaging from a Dylusions journal with alphabets printed on it, more gel printed numbers and another piece of dictionary fabric, this time in brown.  I really like the different fonts and print sizes used on the Jack Wills kraft card on the top right and I’m a little sad that a lot of it got covered up in the end, along with the little white teacup on the Twinings wrapper – do you see it below to the left of the coconut? At least the coconut “cup” is still visible!Once everything was stuck down, I used a homemade stencil and some white acrylic on top of the collage, and left it to dry. It took a while as some of the stencilling is quite thick and textured.  It’s giving me a snowy vibe like she’s peeking through a snow-covered window, not really what I want to think about in summer but that’s all I see lol.Then I finished off the page with some Tim Holtz gold sticker words which read:  NOTE TO SELF:  REMEMBER YOU ARE LOVED in this handy sans serif typeface and some journaling in black which I also used to edge the pages.Since it’s Tuesday I do actually have some real live tea drinking to share…A friend sent me this Pukka variety pack, the day to night collection, and it just happens to contain one of my favourites, the After Dinner tea.  The main flavours of this tea are fennel, roasted chicory and cardamom – I do love cardamom!  Hope you enjoyed the page and find the teas interesting, challenge info is below as usual.  Let me know what you think in the comments.   As always, thanks for reading!Ingredientswatercolour paper, my usual journal, collage materials, gel prints, gesso, cardboard stencil, packaging, fabric, word stickers, stabilo all, black pen, white pen, paint pen, gel medium,

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Art Journal Journey – Type – August ChallengeT Stands For Tuesday – T stands for tasty After Dinner tea and recycling Twinings tea wrappers You might also like . . .

 

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pearshapedchris
August 22, 2021 1:27 pm

Another fabulous page Elle! Love these colours and all that text…perfect for AJJ, hugs, Chrisx

C.J.
August 13, 2021 10:04 pm

I enjoyed the process of putting your page together. Interesting tea blend. I always think of cardamom as sophisticated cinnamon. Happy T Day

Lisca Meijer
Lisca Meijer
August 11, 2021 4:31 pm

Thanks for your comment. Yes, Amazon was the first place I looked. They were the cheapest. I’m with Prime España and they had lots of Pukka teas, but not that one. So I have to pay postage and that is 10 euros. (free delivery for orders over 59 euros)

Lisca Meijer
Lisca Meijer
August 11, 2021 3:31 pm

That is a great journal page! I love the eyes.
You got me going with that Pukka tea selection. The After Dinner Tea sounds like something I’d love! I went online and it is available but the postage is between 10 and 20 dollars, so for one packet of tea that is not within my price range. I will have to ask my sister to bring me some from the UK when she comes to Spain.
Happy belated T-Day,
Hugs,
Lisca

Nicole/DVArtist
August 11, 2021 4:05 am

Oh wow I love this art piece. The eyes, colors, and layers just are beautiful.

Sharon Madson
Sharon Madson
August 11, 2021 3:39 am

I loved seeing how you put your journal page together. I like the saying on it. We should all remember that. Happy T day.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth
August 10, 2021 6:55 pm

I absolutely love your journal page. It is beautiful and I love that you recycled so many things, too. It fits beautifully with Neet’s theme at Art Journal Journey, dear Elle. I really like the quote you used.

That tea looks beautiful. I am a big fan of dark tea, too. Thanks for sharing your art and your tea with us for T this Tuesday, dear.

Divers and Sundry
August 10, 2021 5:29 pm

That tea looks delicious! Nice and dark just like I like it 🙂 Happy T Tuesday

Kate Yetter
August 10, 2021 3:42 pm

Your journal layout is fabulous! I love all the colors, textures and elements that your have added.
I recently bought this brand of tea for the first time recently. The cardamom sound like a delicious ingredient! I will have to keep an eye out for this flavor.
Happy Tea Day,
Kate

Linda K
August 10, 2021 3:39 pm

great collage journal art for the challenge, and that tea does sound delicious- I love cardamom too. Happy T day!

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