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These faces are instantly recognisable as some of the country’s footballing stars.

A Lancashire student has come up with a way to give her artwork a boost by using coffee granules to produce the fan favourites.

Fine art student from Lancashire, Lily Mayor, has become well-known at a local supermarket for using Asda's Smart Price instant coffee granules instead of paint to create some amazing works of art.

Fine art student from Lancashire, Lily Mayor, has become well-known at a local supermarket for using Asda's Smart Price instant coffee granules instead of paint to create some amazing works of art.

Fine art student Lily Mayor has become well-known at her local supermarket for using Asda’s Smart Price instant coffee granules instead of paint to create the amazing works of art.

She has painted three of England’s North West footballers, with more to come, as well as a portrait of the trophy itself.

The 17-year-old, from Mere Brow, has just finished her A-levels at Cardinal Newman College and started using instant coffee, rather than watercolours or oils, because she noticed the texture and colour was perfect for her style of work.

She said: “It’s soft and easy to crush and I can create different effects by sprinkling it over my work.

“It’s also very affordable so I’m not afraid of using too much.

“I’m not really a massive football fan but you can’t really ignore all the excitement of the World Cup, so I decided to take inspiration and ended up painting some of the players.”

Lily’s special talent was discovered by store colleagues at the Asda store when they noticed her stocking up on instant coffee.

Bill Gornall, store manager at Asda Southport, said: “One of our check-out colleagues passed comment on Lily’s love of coffee when she noticed her trolley was stacked up full of it.

“We were really intrigued when she told us she was using it for her A-level art and it sounded a fantastic idea.

“We half-jokingly suggested she should paint us some artwork to brighten up the store a bit and to our amazement she has produced some absolute masterpieces.

“It’s phenomenal – what a talent she has!”