there is a bit of a surprise today..... this is one small piece of a blog hop for Roben-Marie Smith!! with prizes! so grab your cup of coffee and keep reading....
altered artpops.... i chose three different cards, but when creating used some consistencies across all of the cards to make a set that could be framed and hung together, - like the bits of white stenciled deli paper and bright blue oil pastel marks.
i started with a small artpops cards and collaged a few pieces of vintage book and receipt paper layered with one of my favorite washi tapes and some masking tape (an all time favorite). i also used some stenciled deli paper- they are the pops of white that you see on all of the artpops cards.
Once I had my collage down, I picked colors that were inherent to each of the artpops cards in hi-flow acrylics, spritzed with water, dried, and then followed up with a bright blue oil pastel.
to ensure i was being too tight and contrite when using my pastel- i closed my eyes when drawing. it's ok if you go off of the card- i am sure of it!
once i had gotten to the point where my collage was down, the card had been painted, i then added the words cut from a vintage book. again being consistent by adding a phrase/ words to all of my altered artpops cards.
i used this same technique for all of my altered artpops cards- see my other two cards below.
WELCOME TO THE SUMMER BLOG HOP WITH A TWIST!
Today kicks off the Summer Blog Hop with a Twist. We have the usual art inspiration and giveaways, but the twist is that there is also a SALE!
AND, there is another twist; Roben-Marie will be closing Paperbag Studios and her Art Shop at the end of July. Read more about it in this article here.
Grand Prize: One winner will receive a spot in Roben-Marie's latest workshop: SALVAGED: a Layered Pieces Journal and a signed and dated original abstract collage by her.
Three Secondary Prizes: gift certificates for an additional 30% off in your choice of the Paperbag Studios or Art Shop.
Be sure to visit the other blogs in the hop and leave a comment to increase your chances of winning the discount!
HOW DO I ENTER?
All you have to do to enter is comment on this blog post and then keep on hopping across to all of the Design Team member's posts, leave a comment on them and be entered with more chances to win. Giveaway closes on Sunday, July 15 @ 9:00PMEST. Prizes will be announced on Monday, July 16.
WHERE DO I GO?
Here are the links to all of the amazing Design Team Projects so be sure to visit all of them, leave a comment and increase your chances of winning!