It’s been a busy few weeks and as members of CAMRA we can be found every year volunteering to serve beer at the annual Lytham Beer Festival. We had a lovely time meeting like minded people who visit the festival, listening to the live music and of course trying all the different beers.
As T Stands for Tuesday, I’m saying a big cheers to the T Gang and wishing everyone a very Happy T Day!
For the background I applied Spectrum Aqua markers to an acrylic block and holding the block over the page I spritzed it with water until it dripped onto the page, smooshing it in places to blend the different colours that I applied. I like the result and think it looks like the different types of beer we served at the festival, which ranged from blonde to black in colour. I then used a stencil called Past Times to add some black cogs using a blending tool to apply Black Soot Distress Ink. I fussy cut lots of images out of beer magazines that related to the festival such as hand pumps and arranged them on the page using a UHU Stic to adhere them. I also used our Festival Programmes that contained the tasting notes on the different beers we served, and picked out my hubby’s favourite (York Guzzler) and mine (Joules Slumbering Monk). I really like this addition to the page as we always write our own tasting notes alongside each beer we try, so that we can recommend different beers to our customers. To finish I outlined some of the collage elements with a black Uni Pin marker and using a sticker added a dot to the map of England to show where the Festival was held.
There were over 80 real ales beers to try at the Festival, as well as 15 ciders and perries and a selection of around 25 world beers.
Here is me and hubby enjoying the Festival!
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:
- Spectrum Aqua Artist Marker (Yellow, Gold, Dark Sepia, Chocolate, Terracotta)
- Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Black Soot)
- Faber-Castell Big Brush artist pen (Black 199)
- Uni Pin Fine Line marker (Black 0.1mm)
- Uniball Signo gel pen (White)
- Viva Décor Universal Stencil (Past Times 9002 703 00)
- Hobbycraft outline stickers (Gold Harmony 5934031001)
- Festival programme
- UHU Stic