Thursday 4 January 2018

Art Journal Page - Adventure or Tea?

Hello Everyone!

For today's art journal page, I found a fab quote from Alice In Wonderland. I hope you can read my wobbly writing, that I did with paint through a thin nozzle. 

Before I made my page, I used Dylusions paint and a variety of packaging and textured items to decorate some teabag papers. 

Here are the results...

For my page, I first created a background with white paint, then applied Calypso Teal with my finger. I stamped the Postbox Red dots with an Artifacts stamp, adhered the teabag, then added various marks with my finger, the end of a paintbrush, and paint pens. After I'd written the quote, I finished with some splatters and a doodled border. Then I realised the teabag needed outlining, so I used a charcoal pencil, and smudged it with my finger.

Time for a cup of tea and a spot of crochet now, and a nice film to drown out the horrible windy weather!

Alison x


  1. Fantastic - this is just SUPER!
    Great entry for our Adventure Month at AJJ!
    Thanks a lot dear Alison!
    Happy evening !
    oxo Susi

  2. Gorgeous page, have fun with your daily journaling, hugs, Valerie

  3. Oh Brilliant! You are having fun this month with this theme Alison - to answer the question on there.. maybe a nice packed lunch might be in order so the adventure can begin straight away :)
    Gill x

  4. That is an AMAZING quote! And you used it so well with your arty tea bag. I do need to try some tea bag art. Thanks for joining us again Alison. I love your page! Hugs-erika

  5. A fabulous page and super layers of materials.
    To answer the question, I would have a cuppa before starting out on my adventure.
    Yvonne xx

  6. Having a cup of tea first cannot be wrong, adventure later.
    Your page with the tea bag in the center look really good.
    I wish you a happy, healthy and creative New Year.

  7. Teabag art!!!!.... crikey... I'm in love!!!..first time I have seen this and it is brilliant. You are such an inspiration Alison. Thank you so much for sharing it on the artistic stamper challenge, x

  8. Each time I see you use those tea bags I give a sigh and remind myself that I must use some of my ever increasing stash.
    Fabulous Page Alison, your doing a marvellous job keeping up with the daily posts...
    Warm wishes Tracey xx

  9. That's a really pretty page! I love your use of colour!

  10. Gorgeous page Alison, so bright and colourful and love those teabags too. What a great idea and they all look fabulous.
    Happy New Year!
    Fliss xx

  11. OK Alison, where do you get round tea bags? I love, love, love them, but the ones I get are NOT round. This is a fantastic art journal page, and I simply adore the tea bag you painted, too. Thanks for sharing this with us at Art Journal Journey. And I should join you for tea, too!

  12. Wow, that's one amazing stash of teabags and I love all the designs you created, especially the big blue dots, pink grid and red hexagons 😁. Your page is beautiful and the quote is perfect! I'm always in awe of how you write with a fine nozzle bottle so wonderfully, I think I'd need to practice A LOT before I had the courage to try it on my pages 😉. Wishing you a Happy Friday and Weekend! J 😊

  13. Fabulous page and love the decorated teabags-great writing too-I used to decorate cakes and hated it when they asked for writing on the top lol
    Carol x

  14. Wonderful inspiring ideas Ali. You know, just from reading your blog posts you can tell how much fun you are having with your artwork. Great to see!!! :) Always have to have a cup of tea before an adventure!!! :)
    Hugs Flo xx

  15. Wow! The teabag and the wonderful nozzle writing makes for a really lovely page! Chrisx

  16. What a great use for tea bags, this a beautiful piece of art. Thank you for joining the challenge at The Artistic Stamper.


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