While I was tidying up my craft room I came across some beer bottle labels that I brought back from a holiday in America a couple of years ago. We were visiting our friends who live in Maine and we went in Fall to see the foliage, so for me these beers were a taste of autumn!
I started by tearing a fall leaf design napkin and sticking two pieces to opposite corners of the page using Liquitex Matte Gel Medium. Once dry I stamped the page with Ground Espresso, Vintage Photo and Hickory Smoke Distress Archival Inks using a Falling Leaves stamp set by Tim Holtz.
Next I stuck the two beer bottle labels in place using a glue stick and outlined them using a Dark Sepia Faber-Castell Big Brush marker and black Uni Pin pen; I love the Halloween scene on the Punkin Ale. Then I edged the whole page with Black Soot Distress Ink using a blending tool and to finish, I added some red and green gems.
We always have fun exploring the supermarkets in America especially the beer aisles as they have such a wide variety of locally brewed beers; my hubby is in his element (grin!).
As you can see they also decorate the aisles with neon signs which look amazing (we don’t have this in the UK). This is the Shock Top signage which was on display; it’s on the beer bottle label on my page too.
We discovered pumpkin beer whilst in America and having tasted quite a few different ones, this Punkin Ale is my favourite (grin!). This beer is brewed by Dogfish Head Craft Brewery and is a full-bodied brown ale which is copper in colour and 7% alcohol by volume (ABV) and has smooth hints of pumpkin, cinnamon and brown sugar – so yummy!
As you can see from my photos we tried quite a few different beers whilst we were there and this Shock Top Belgian White was another of my favourites. This beer is light and refreshing tasting of citrus and coriander being 5.2% ABV – cheers!
As T Stands for T Day, I’m saying a big hello to the T Gang and wishing you all a wonderful T Day!
I hope that you’re all staying safe and well!
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:
- Napkin – Fall Foilage
- Liquitex Matte Gel Medium
- Tim Holtz Distress Archival Ink (Ground Espresso, Vintage Photo, Hickory Smoke)
- Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Stamp Set (Falling Leaves CMS097)
- Beer Bottle Labels – Shock Top and Punkin Ale
- UHU Stic
- Faber-Castell Big Brush Pitt artist pen (Dark Sepia 175B)
- Uni Pin Fine Line Marker (Black 0.2mm)
- Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Black Soot)
- MultiCraft Forever in Time (Gemstone Embellishments (Glam SE019C)