Loving the happy colours of some vintage images of Lytham St. Annes that I found in a magazine, I was inspired to create this happy page to celebrate where we live and sunshiny weather which I have been wishing for of late (grin!).
I started by blending some white and blue Liquitex acrylic paints to cover the background of the page; varying the colours and also adding some Peach Liquitex acrylic paint to produce an aged and worn look. Next I added some blue and white striped washi tape vertically and horizontally onto the page, then lots of rub-on transfers and stickers to build up the design; they include some vintage black and white rub-on transfers, some beach designed stickers and rub-on transfers and also some 3D fabric flower and heart stickers. I used a black Uni Pin marker to outline some of them so they stood out more. To finish, I cut out the Majestic Hotel and Lytham St. Annes images from a local advertising magazine, mounted them onto some black paper and stuck them to the page using double-sided tape or foam tape.
We feel very blessed to live by the sea and there is nothing better than walking along the beach. One of our favourite regular walks is with our very good friend, where we start at Fairhaven Lake …
…. and walk alongside the dunes towards the beach which you can just about see in the distance …
… along the beach passing the beach huts …
…. and past the pier and then back along the promenade returning to Fairhaven Lake. It’s about 4.25 miles and we always see lots along the way whether it’s winter birds or the summer tourists (grin!).
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:
- Liquitex Artist Color Acrylic (Swedish Blue, Navy, Apricot)
- Pébéo White Gesso
- Uni Pin Fine Line marker (Black 0.5mm)
- The Works (Washi Tape Set)
- Royal & Langnickel Rub-on Create-A-Collage (Travel Collage #ROY-871)
- Craft Planet Metallic Waterfall Sticker Set (Beach PO#9622)
- Wilko (Let’s Create A5 Stickers)
- Old Magazine
- Coloured Paper (Black)
- Stix2 double-sided tape
- The Range double-sided foam tape