The Chinese Tea House: Mixed Media Art Journal Layout


A Mixed Media Journal Layout with an Asian Flair

Hello! Today I am sharing one of my favorite pages in my ‘Tea’ themed art journal. My favorite part of this mixed media art journal layout is the origami paper I used in the background. I loved that I was finally able to use my much hoarded stack of origami paper that  I have been holding onto for a while. I always struggle when it comes to cutting up pretty paper. What are your favorite stacks of hoarded paper? I would love to read your responses. Just leave a comment.
I also enjoyed the way the background turned out. The various paints all blended together nicely, creating a soft hue with a rainbow of colors.

Tea Inspiration

You already know that I LOVE Tea! Aside from the fact that I drink and collect tea I associate tea with places that I would love to visit. In a global setting, tea makes me think of things such as Chinese Tea Houses, tea ceremonies, Darjeeling tea plantations in India, tea rooms throughout Europe and a critical piece of history when it comes to The Boston Tea Party. Isn’t tea fun? It is so much more than just a drink. So, for this art journal layout I chose the setting of a Chinese Tea House.

Asian Projects

Crafting Asian themed projects is a favorite of mine. Here are a few previous makes that you may be interested in checking out.
A Little Asian Box
Asian Tag #3
Bird Song Canvas
Here are a few of the items I used in crafting this layout:

Challenges Entered:
Art Journal Journey: Magical Mystery Tour
Crafty Creations Challenge: #340 Anything Goes
Altered Eclectics: Anything Goes
We Love 2 Create: Anything Creative/Mixed Media Goes

3 thoughts on “The Chinese Tea House: Mixed Media Art Journal Layout”

  • I love your layout! I have a problem with cutting up pretty papers, too! I have so many hoarded papers, I decided this year that I am not buying any more, instead I will use what I have got. I just have to not look at all the lovely new papers that come out so that I won’t be tempted!

  • Beautiful journalling and great use of those lovely papers. Good idea to use your favourites in your journal then you can still enjoy them. Thanks so much for joining our ‘Anything Goes’ Challenge at We Love 2 Create
    Claire xx

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