altered....... {artpops}

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.


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!

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.

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!

Jenni Zmuda

Ashli Oliver

Anna Friesen

Kristi Nazzaro

Torrie Gass

Cindy Gilstrap

Kristin Peterson

Sue Kemnitz

Laurie Haley

happy hopping!

xo. kristin