Harry Potter Art Journal: Butterbeer

Yummmmm, butterbeer! Butterbeer was one of the things I was most looking forward to trying at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter (WWoHP). And it did not disappoint.

I read lots of different reviews about the kinds of butterbeer and the best one to try. The day we visited WWoHP it was HOT so I chose the frozen version and boy was it yummy! I also tried the pumpkin fizz which tasted like Thanksgiving in a glass.

I have tried making homemade butterbeer without success. Homemade butterscotch + vanilla gelato + cream soda has been the yummiest, but not the same. I will keep trying, or maybe take a trip to Osaka to visit the WWoHP in Japan just to enjoy another yummy butterbeer!

This piece was inspired by the deliciousness that is butterbeer.

The Process

I hate wasting paint. My husband is no longer surprised when he opens the fridge and there is a palette taking up the top shelf! The background for this spread is leftover paint from the Mischief Managed piece. I added brown marker around the edges to darken them a bit.

I had some old off white envelopes laying around so I used 2 of those to cut out the beer glass shapes. I then cut out the liquid shape from some orange paper. When that was dry I came in with my acrylic paint and started making the butterbeer. I darkened the edges for depth, added highlights, and gold bubbles. I had some left over tissue paper from the background of the Mischief Managed piece and I thought it would make perfect butterbeer foam.

Next up was the letters. I painted each one gold, and painted the edges brown. I played around with different ways to arrange the letters so they all would fit on the spread. When I was happy with the layout I glued them down but it felt like it was missing something. I used a bit of string to “tie” the letters together. And then it was done.

Butterbeer

Harry Potter Art Journal

7 x 10

mixed media: tissue paper, acrylic, gold, wood letters, string, marker

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If you could try one Harry Potter beverage which would it be? Butterbeer (hot, cold or frozen)? Firewisky? Gillywater? Pumpkin Juice? Polyjuice Potion? Tell me in the comments!

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