Paint your own Blooming Book Cover
Every three months I start a new 'planning scrapbook' for my art and business planning.
As a visual person, and a full time artist, I decorate each cover with experimental artwork... it helps me remember which one's which and what I was doing when.
For this project I've used my favourite 'Cool Primaries' in artist-quality acrylics.
This quarter's cover is a multi-layered floral, and uses two of Donna Downey's dot stencils. Oh, and includes a little bit of gold leaf bling.
Perhaps you'll start looking at your blank book covers a little differently now ;)
My website: https://www.shinyhappyart.com
Scrap Book or other substrate
Atelier Free Flow Acrylic Paints - Quinacridone Magenta, Phthalo Blue, Cadmium Yellow Medium, Titanium White
Imitation Gold Leaf
Kitchen sponge and shaped makeup sponges
Painted collage paper
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Hi, I'm Anna - an artist, author, teacher and mum from Toowoomba, Queensland (the Sunshine State of Australia).
I've always love to paint and draw but have been sidetracked by lots of other things over the years: accounting, marketing, travelling... even a 12 month stint in the Army!
These days I'm working full time in my business, Shiny Happy Art, which offers Drawing, Painting and Lettering Workshops as well as Acrylic and Watercolour Paint Alongs in person and online. It's a very happy space and my wonderful little team is growing so we now offer sessions for both adults and children. I even hosted my first 'Art Holiday' on Norfolk Island in October 2017 and we're planning to go back in 2018.
My book, Painting Party, was published by North Light Books in May 2015 and it's almost time for a follow up, I'm thinking!
I always start my sessions with a 'Positivity Pep Talk' and encourage you to stay positive and relaxed, realise "it's not finished until it's finished" and if you do follow along with me, aim for "similar but different" because it's important that your uniqueness shines through.
OK, let's get our hands in some paint...