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Eat, Drink, and Be Merry brush letter artwork (with free printable)

December 20, 2016

You may have seen that I recently collaborated with Random Olive who creates amazing printable brush letter guides and artwork. She previously created the ideal Christmas artwork printable ‘It’s the most wonderful time of the year‘ and now she’s created this perfect ‘eat, drink, and be merry brush letter artwork’ practice guide which is ideal for making signs for any festive dinner parties you have planned.

I printed off a few copies to practice, if you’re new to brush lettering then Random Olive’s comprehensive brush lettering guide* is a must-have. She breaks down all the strokes for individual letters, numbers and couplets which really help you get into the flow of brush lettering. Making it much easier to create whole phrases like this.

Completed eat, drink, and be merry brush letter artwork practice guide yellow feather blog

This was my first attempt using the printable guide which has the letter printed faintly so you can trace them. I thought the green would look quite festive but I think it looks a bit too Grinch-ey ha!
Eat, drink, and be merry brush letter artwork practice guide Christmas artwork printable yellow feather blog

It’s hard to tell in this lighting (thanks winter darkness!) but I mixed some gold acrylic paint with yellow watercolour to make a golden version of the phrase. For this version I printed off some plain lined guides which don’t have the phrase printed on. I played around with the layout to get more of an idea of how I would use the phrase to create a fun piece of art for the Christmas table.
Eat, drink, and be merry brush letter artwork hand lettered Christmas printable yellow feather blog

This is my final practice version, for this one I painted the phrase directly onto a plain piece of paper with a Pentel Aquash water brush* in medium. I was pretty proud with how it turned out and it’s testament to how practising the letters and phrases from Random Olive’s guide has really improved my freehand brush lettering skills. To jazz it up a bit I outlined the letters in black and added some festive washi tape.

I think this phrase would look great using gold or silver pen/paint on black or red cardstock, super festive and great as decor for your bar cart or Christmas table. You could even shrink the printable to make mini versions as placeholders if you’re having a dinner party.

If you’d like to download this printable and create your own ‘Eat, Drink, and be Merry’ Christmas artwork then pop your details in the form below. And don’t forget to tag me on Instagram if you do make your own version of this artwork, I’d love to see what twist you put on it. 🙂

Love, Sarah x

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