I have a fascination, maybe an obsession, with the Asian aesthetic evidenced by all the treasures gathered on my numerous travels to the region. So when I attended a cocktail party where the hostess set an Asian motif, I secretly hoarded several of the napkins. I wanted to preserve the beauty of this little piece of paper in my journal, but I wanted it to be more than a napkin overlay. To prep the background I used gel medium to adhere several layers of tissue paper. Separating the napkin pattern from the other layers, I glued it to the surface to set a scene spanning both pages. To make it my own, I added drawings of the motifs to complete the picture and I stamped and collaged Asian images. I used Faber-Castell Big Brush Markers and Intense pencils to match to colors. My favorite part is the Chinese ginger jar. Blue and white has always been a favorite color scheme, almost rivaling teal and Chinese red.